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- Dec 15, 2009
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“I’ve been so impressed with the way he’s been able to play,” Brees said. “Mostly, I just like the way he’s conducted himself throughout the whole process. He’s remained very humble. He’s so well-spoken. He gives credit to his teammates whenever he gets a chance. He’s very thankful and grateful for the opportunity he’s been given.
“You root for guys like that.”
It’s obvious that Brees has been following Wilson’s rookie season, just as Wilson followed all those productive seasons that Brees has been stringing together.
“Over the past six, seven years, I’ve really studied him and tried to figure out what he does so well,” Wilson said. “He’s got great feet. He’s got great poise. He’s a tremendous leader.”
And, as Wilson added, “He’s a great human being.”
Flattered? Obviously. But Brees also finds some motivation in watching Wilson.
“Just to know that you’ve got that kind of influence on guys, especially guys like Russell who come into the league and play at that level, it’s a great honor,” Brees said.
Then there’s that motivational factor.
“It definitely pushes you, too,” Brees said. “As a veteran player, you want to be able to stay up with these young guys.”
When it comes to athletic ability, Drew Brees defers to Russell Wilson
Pretty nice write up. Brees and Russell been hanging out at the pro bowl.