Life's a Brees: Saints QB shines in New Orleans (1 Viewer)


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Brees, who leads NFL in passing, downplays talk of being league MVP

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NEW ORLEANS - On a day off, Drew Brees stood on a green expanse of quiet, empty practice fields, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, holding a football in his right hand.

He dropped back, glancing side-to-side as if looking off imaginary defensive backs, then zipped tight spirals to an assistant coach, over and over. That’s how he rewarded himself for a 314-yard, three-touchdown passing performance a day earlier in a victory over Tampa Bay.

It was a prime example why new Saints coach Sean Payton coveted Brees when he became a free agent last winter, despite Brees having undergone complicated throwing shoulder surgery to repair his labrum and rotator cuff.

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