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Several Saints players weigh in on Drew Brees interview

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By John Hendrix | SI

The Drew Brees backlash has run rampant after his Wednesday morning interview with Yahoo Finance. Several New Orleans Saints players, as well as many other football players and prominent sports figures, have voiced their opinion on social media. Disclaimer: Some of the statements and videos may be considered NSFW.

Malcolm Jenkins

Via his Instagram, "As I was trying to muster up the energy and find the words to address Drew Brees’s comments I recorded this video. Before I could post it, Drew reached out to me to discuss his point of view."

"All in all, I’m still posting this video because it’s important for anyone who wants to consider themself an ally to know how these words and actions affect those who you want to help. Drew’s words during his interview were extremely painful to hear and I hope he rectifies them with real action."

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Dennis Allen “feels good” about Saints linebacker room

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By Brooke Kirchhofer

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Last season the New Orleans Saints dealt with numerous injuries, specifically at linebacker.

This offseason the Black and Gold were able to add to a few new faces to that position group.

Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was recently on the New Orleans Saints podcast and spoke about the decision to draft Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun and discussed the state of the linebacker room.

“I feel good about it. I think that’s still an area we are going to continue to look to see if there is anybody that we can acquire ...

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Are Josh Hill and Marcus Williams the most underappreciated Saints?

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By Steve Geller | WWL

The 2020 New Orleans Saints are jammed packed with talent and appear to be one of the toughest teams, top to bottom, in the NFL. The roster is dripping with star power, with the likes of Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Cam Jordan and Demario Davis. But, not every player can be in the bright spotlight. Some key contributions come from role players or guys who don’t get the recognition they deserve,

Like, did you know Josh Hill is heading into year 8 with the Saints? He is one of the undrafted gems that scouts found and has been polished into a trusted tight end. Hill isn’t going to put up eye-popping stats, but does deal with the “dirty work”, like run and pass blocking. along with contributing on special teams. ...

Hill was forced out of week 5’s contest against Tampa Bay last year with a concussion and Coach Payton’s post game comments about the tight end were sure attention grabbing.

“…losing him was like losing your front door. All of a sudden there are 58 plays on the call sheet and he was involved in a lot of them….”

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Saints Sophomore Spotlight: Shy Tuttle

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By Bob Rose - Sports Illustrated

The 2019 New Orleans Saints already had a deep defensive tackle rotation of David Onyemata, Sheldon Rankins, Malcom Brown, Mario Edwards Jr., and 2018 undrafted rookie Taylor Stallworth. Rankins would miss the first portion of the 2019 season while recovering from an Achilles injury though. The team did not select a DT in the draft, although both Brown and Edwards were added as free agents. New Orleans would also receive more interior line help from an unlikely source.

Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was not selected in the 2019 draft but was immediately signed by the Saints at the end of the event. The 24-Yr old Tuttle not only battled his way to a spot on the active roster, but impressed his coaches enough to earn an opening day start. Tuttle had a half sack against Houston on opening night and would see action in all 17 of his team’s games. ...

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Saints Sophomore Spotlight: Lil'Jordan Humphrey

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By Bob Rose - Sports Illustrated

The New Orleans Saints signed three rookie receivers last offseason that weren’t selected in the 2019 draft hoping to capitalize on the success that the franchise has historically had with overlooked players at this position. Saints Hall of Famers Eric Martin and Marques Colston were 7th round draft picks. Fellow team Hall of Famer Lance Moore went undrafted, as did Willie Snead, who had two productive seasons with the team. One 2019 UDFA receiver, Emmanuel Butler, had enough preseason success to earn a spot on the practice squad. Another, Deonte Harris, was a 1st team All-Pro selection as a rookie kickoff and punt returner. The third, and the subject of today’s spotlight, was a surprise to many that he wasn’t selected during the draft. ...

Lil'Jordan Humphrey was a productive receiver for his final two seasons at the University of Texas. The Saints signed him after poor 40 times and Scouting Combine performance caused him to go undrafted. Humphrey was inconsistent in early training camp practices, but came on strong with good showings in the final two preseason games to earn a spot on the roster. The 22-Yr old Humphrey saw action in six games during the season, playing on 58 offensive snaps. They targeted him just once and he failed to record a catch, but provided solid blocking for the team’s rushing attack. ...

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Drew Brees’ apology leaves one specific question unanswered

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Wednesday’s on-camera comments from Saints quarterback Drew Brees sparked a loud and sustained reaction, prompting Brees to issue a written apology on Thursday. There is one important question that is unanswered by the apology, when comparing the apology to the original comments.

“In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem,” Brees says in his written apology, “I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country.”

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Drew Brees issues apology for comments on national anthem and flag

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted an apology on his Instagram account in response to comments he made Wednesday during an interview with Yahoo Finance


In the interview, Brees answered a question about the potential for a return of kneel protests before NFL games during the national anthem:
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Demario Davis calls Drew Brees apology “true leadership”

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees heard negative reactions from his teammates on Wednesday, but a Thursday apology has been met with a warmer reception from one member of the team.

On Wednesday, Brees said that he will never agree with someone disrespecting the United States flag in response to a question about a possible reprisal of players protesting racial inequality and police brutality by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. Those comments were met with negative reactions from some Saints players and Brees wrote on Thursday that “it breaks my heart...
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Reaction to Drew Brees' apology for anthem comments: 'Leadership at its finest'

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One of the first people to react to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' apology for his comments about protesting during the national anthem was teammate Demario Davis.

"For him to admit that he was wrong.. I think that is leadership at its finest," Davis, one of the team's leaders, told CNN.

During an interview Wednesday with Yahoo Finance that comes amid recent protests brought about by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Brees stood firm to his position that kneeling during the national anthem constitutes disrespect to both the...
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Saints having (previously scheduled) virtual team meeting this morning

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Drew Brees has made his public apology, and now has to start the long road back of rebuilding trust with his teammates.

According to Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, the Saints have a previously scheduled team meeting this morning.

While a virtual meeting isn’t the same as the kind of honest talks Brees is going to need to have with teammates, but it’s a start.

In a perfect world, he’d be able to do it in live setting, but that’s likely not possible until training camp, so the work starts by Zoom today.
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Drew Brees takes to Instagram to issue apology for his insensitive remarks

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees rightfully garnered much criticism yesterday after doubling-down on a series of out-of-touch comments that hurt the hearts of teammates, fans, and the world.

After a team meeting and taking the time to speak with vocal critics of his comments like Cam Jordan, Malcolm Jenkins, and other team leaders, Brees has taken to Instagram to issue an apology:

It seems like a sincere apology from someone who recognized how his words can, and did, hurt. Maybe it’s all a PR stunt. Maybe these are fake words meant to appease the fans...
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Brees sets Saints record for angering current/former players in interview

  • News source: Deuce Windham
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Now, after these comments have caused even the fans in the streets of New Orleans to call out Brees, a lot of work must be done to right the ship.

It didn’t take long for current & former players, social media and many in the
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Brees apologizes: I 'completely missed the mark'

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued an apology Thursday for his comments on "disrespecting the flag," saying he "completely missed the mark" on current issues in the United States and that it "breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused."

During an interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, Brees reiterated his stance that he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America." He later told ESPN that he stands with his teammates fighting for racial equality and justice but also with the military, past and...
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Drew Brees: It breaks my heart to know the pain I caused

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees responded to a question about players kneeling to protest racial inequality and police brutality by saying that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country” and that response brought a slew of strong rebukes from inside and outside the football world.

Some of those rebukes came from Brees’ teammates in New Orleans, including safety Malcolm Jenkins, wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Cam Jordan, and most of the responses centered on Brees missing the point being...
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Drew Brees apologizes for national anthem protest comments: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

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New Orleans Saints veteran quarterback Drew Brees has issued an apology one day after comments he made about protesting during the national anthem.

During an interview Wednesday with Yahoo Finance that comes amid recent protests brought about by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Brees stood firm to his position that kneeling during the national anthem constitutes disrespect to both the American flag and the United States, an issue that has received renewed attention in the wake of widespread protests over police killings of black...
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Fleur-de-Links, June 4: Saints players speak out on Drew Brees’ comments

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Officially licensed Saints face coverings are available for the first time, with partial proceeds from the sales going to the CDC Foundation.

Malcolm Jenkins expresses his painful reaction to Drew Brees’ comments, but hopes that Drew “rectifies them with real action.”

While Michael Thomas did not directly mention Drew Brees like some teammates, he tweeted things like “He don’t know no better,” and “We don’t care if you don’t agree and whoever else how about that,” following Brees’ public remarks.

Defensive end Marcus Davenport and former Saints wide receiver Joe...
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New Orleans native Wendell Pierce takes issue with Drew Brees

  • News source: Curtis Crabtree
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Wendell Piece, a New Orleans native and accomplished actor both on screen and on stage, joined the cacophony of voices pushing back hard against Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday night.

Following Brees’ comments asserting he will never agree with anybody “disrespecting the flag” due to his grandfathers’ military service, Pierce directed a message to Brees via his Twitter account to relay his father’s differing experience of serving and returning home.

“To Drew Brees, my 95yr old father fought in WWII at Saipan risking his life for the United States of...
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Ed Reed has strong words for Drew Brees

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Add Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to the list of people who object to the sentiments of Saints quarterback Drew Brees regarding anthem protests.

“I see Drew Brees trying to do his part in keeping black folk down,” Reed said in a video posted on social media. “You’re a straight sucker for that sh-t, Drew Brees. We all got kids so I’m gonna try to mind what I say right now.

“Drew Brees, you’re a straight sucker, man. You’re a sucker for that, bro. Why you think all these young people are out here protesting? Why you think they’re out here protesting? The looting, I...
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Anti-Drew Brees chant breaks out briefly among group of New Orleans protesters

  • News source: Mike Florio
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Twenty-four hours ago, the last person anyone in New Orleans ever would have had an issue with is future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. What a difference a single day can make.

After Brees reiterated his stance on protests during the national anthem, explaining that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees has suffered a backlash from within his own team, from others in the NFL, and from NBA great LeBron James. On the streets of New Orleans, during a Wednesday night protest sparked by the...
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