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Brees interview: I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; At 35, Drew Brees is still like a little kid who wants to play forever (and in the rain, too). He shares his thoughts on building a legacy, the journey that brought him to New Orleans, and his relationship with ...

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Brees interview: I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.

At 35, Drew Brees is still like a little kid who wants to play forever (and in the rain, too). He shares his thoughts on building a legacy, the journey that brought him to New Orleans, and his relationship with Roger Goodell after Bountygate.

Drew Brees is 35, but he is still a little kid. Or he practices like one anyway. After one training camp practice in West Virginia this preseason, as the rain started pouring on the Saints practice field in the Allegheny Mountains, some 86 players and the coaches and the trainers and the equipment guys scattered for cover. But four quarterbacks remained. Brees led them in a 15-minute game to see who could hit different letters on the goal-post pad from 20 yards away. Afterward, it seemed like a good time to sit down and talk to Brees about his career mortality, and how he keeps on having so much fun.

On playing until hes 45

I really think I can. I think that probably tests human limits. Your biology, your physical makeup, whatever. But, man, I know this: Nolan Ryan was throwing fastballs at age 45, 46. Now, youre not getting hit physically in baseball. So some of that is beyond my control. Its also something great for your family, too. Brittany and I have three boys, and were about to have a fourth child. [The Breess first daughter was born Monday night in New Orleans.] I like having them around to watch my career. I think they like it, too. I want them to be old enough to realize their dad is a football player, and to be able to watch me play. Its a thrill to see that. And I dont want to lose that. I want to keep that as long as I can for them.

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Re: Brees interview: I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.

Drew just needs to shut... oh nevermind.
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Re: Brees interview: I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.

Interesting note I picked up in there.

The last time we had training camp out of Metairie was 2009. Since then we have somewhat had 'road challenges'
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Go Drew go!!
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He could do it! Steve DeBerg was over 45 yrs old and on an NFL roster. People question Brees's arm strength but seriously, look how many QB's with cannon arms went nowhere in their career. It's a very small aspect of the game chunking it 60 yards. If you are doing that a lot odds are the team is awful.


Steve DeBerg retired after the 1993 season, but briefly returned to the NFL in 1998, at age 44, as a backup with the Atlanta Falcons. On October 25, with Chris Chandler unable to play, DeBerg became the oldest quarterback to ever start an NFL game when he led the Falcons against the New York Jets.[3] DeBerg also became the oldest player ever included on a Super Bowl roster, at the age of 45 years, 12 days.

Look, we have 2-3 seasons left with an amazing QB. Enjoy it! Enjoy every minute of watching a hall of famer rip apart defenses and bring glory to New Orleans. We had a long long dry spell but are now at the oasis. The Saints have been a feared team for years now! Enjoy it!!!!
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George Blanda also played for a very long time, thou you can question how good he was at the end.
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Re: Brees interview: I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.

You know, whether he is still playing at a high level at 45 or not, it's great to have a guy like Drew on our team. He is a wonderful representative for the team and the city. His competiveness and dedication to be the best he can be and to make those around him better is a quality more athletes should have. I hope he makes it to 45 but if not, I know there will be a lot of players, present and future, who will wish they had a chance to play with him.
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