A week after the controversial NFC Championship loss, Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke publicly.

A post on Drew's social media pages showed an image of his 2018 New Orleans Saints teammates as they celebrated their NFC South Championship t-shirts and included an emotional letter penned to the entire Who Dat Nation.

It's the first time we hear from Drew after the controversial non-call in the NFC Championship game. I'll be honest, as angry as I was that the Saints were all but robbed in that moment, I felt the worst for Drew, who is obviously closer to the end of his career than the beginning.

With all that said, it feels like Drew always knows what to say, and when to say it. His frustration—just like our frustration—is apparent, but Brees says we need to flip it into positive energy.

The frustration we feel now can be channeled in the same way. Pour that passion and emotion into your families and communities. Inspire others with your focus & determination and positive outlook. This will make us stronger, this will bond us tighter, this will be a source for our success in the future.

I can definitely get down with that, especially coming from a guy who may have the most reasons to be upset about the outcome of the game after the non-call.

Will this be the moment that we begin to move on? A lot of talking heads have called on Drew Brees to "calm" the Who Dat Nation, and now that our fearless leader has spoken, will the sting finally begin to go away?

I don't think it will ever fully go away, but we will move forward.