Since when has Drew Brees been anointed the NFL’s top politician? It doesn’t matter who you are, if you have a microphone… the self righteous & self loving Saints quarterback will be right there to speak his mind. During last year’s lockout, Brees was the players’ mouthpiece by choice as they battled the owners in a fight they couldn’t win. Did you see Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers constantly in from of the cameras preaching to anyone who would listen? Of course not, but that’s Brees’ style. He craves the attention more than C-List Hollywood “stars” or anyone named Kardashian.
If you watched the NFL’s Top 100 (which was a complete sham by the way), there’s a part that featured Jahri Evans who ranked #32 on the list that somehow included Tim Tebow & John Kuhn. And wouldn’t you know it… There was Brees talking to Evans about all of the records and stats that they broke in a season which they again lost a road playoff game. We know Drew, you put up crazy stats. Could you imagine dealing with this guy and his constant talking? I’m good with that.
When training camp began, Brees again took center stage and lamented how difficult it would be to equal or top last season’s statistics (Brees completed 71.2% of his passes, for 5,476 yards & 46 TD’s), especially with Naperville rat Sean Payton suspended for a year. Oh poor you, Drew. But Brees wasn’t done. He staged a contract war with the Saints because he had to be the league’s highest paid quarterback. Unlike Tom Brady (who once famously took less money to keep a championship team together), Brees needed the ego boost over his competitors at the position. Why? Because nobody loves Drew Brees more than Drew Brees. He’s an egotistical cocksucker who is indifferent to surrounding himself with the best team possible. As long as he got his $20 million a year, everything was all good in his delusional world.
I hate to break it to you, but “Breesus” wasn’t done there. He ranted to SI’s Peter King about how unjustly the Saints have been treated by the league with the bounty scandal, and how the players don’t trust commissioner Roger Goodell. So in Brees’ mind, the Saints pay for injury is perfectly fine. Only a true narcissistic bastard wouldn’t have an open mind about players on his team targeting Frank Gore’s head or Michael Crabtree’s “outside ACL.” And those were just two of the players on Gregg Williams’ hit list.
Here’s what Brees told King in SI about Payton’s suspension… “I was utterly shocked. Shocked. And the way the suspension works — it’s like, You’re cut off right now. We [the NFL] are going to tell you who you can and cannot talk to over the next year. [Payton is forbidden from talking to Saints players or front-office members.] That is completely ridiculous.”
I guess the stat king didn’t get the Commish’s crack down on player safety.
Here was Brees on the players’ attitude towards Goodell…
“Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him. I’m not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations. I think there’re too many times where the league has come to its decision in a case before calling a guy in, and the interview is just a façade. I think now if a guy has to come in to talk to Roger, he’ll be very hesitant because he’ll think the conclusion has already been reached.”
Tell me Drew, is having tape of a coach detailing body parts to injure not a “clear violation?” And how about a player yelling “pay me my money” after a knockout shot? Nobody is saying a kill shot is worse than drunk driving or going all Plaxico in a club, but an example needed to be made here. And when the league has proof of a bounty act since ’09, don’t you think the first ones caught will feel the brunt of his power?
Brees has only hurt his image to anyone with the ability to hear this past year. He is a great player, but all of the verbal diarrhea he repeatedly spews borders on the insane. As WWE wrestler Chris Jericho often says, “Would you please… shut the hell up!” We know that’s impossible for Brees, and that’s why it’s so easy to dislike his tired act.