By Scott Rabalais | The Advocate
Before it all unfolded Monday night, all the chills and the tears and the sound of one of sports’ most immense records shattering, a mic’d up Drew Brees gathered his New Orleans Saints teammates around him like he always does for some fervent words of encouragement.
“Tonight, it’s about us!” Brees shouted. “It’s about us!”
Sorry, Drew. Noble sentiments, sir. But on this night, it was all about you.
The saint of Saints.
Now, the most prolific NFL quarterback of all time.
It happened just before halftime before the madding Monday Night Football crowd inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A little fake to give a Brees freeze to the Washington Redskins’ helpless-looking defense and a deep pass up the right sideline to a wide-open Tre’Quan Smith did it: a 62-yard pass that easily shattered the NFL’s all-time career yardage record. ...
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