Found December 28, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
This past Monday night, Saints QB Drew Brees broke Dolphins QB Dan Marino’s all-time passing record. And he may not be alone. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Patriots QB Tom Brady may also break it before the season is done. As it stands now, Brady is 190 yards behind Brees. But why now? After all these years, why is are all these passers getting after the mark of 5,084 yards. I’ll tell you who won’t answer that question — Bill Belichick. Nope, not having it. And it let to a odd and slightly awkwardly comical question-and-answer-and-non-answer sparring session between Belichick and two reporters. (No, not me. Sadly, I had merely a ringside seat.) Want a sample? Question: With quarterbacks around the league throwing for so many yards this year, what’s really changed this year as opposed to several years ago where it wasn’t as productive in terms of yards? (more…)

Drew Brees Thanks Equipment Managers For Rubbing Down Balls

Bloggers this morning are choking on the Drew Brees post-game speech he gave after breaking Dan Marino’s single-season yardage record in a win over the Falcons. Look, the speech was great and all but there were two takeaways from this one. First, Saints owner Tom Benson is still a complete asshole. Second, Brees never forgets the little behind-the-scenes guys like the equipment...

The Secret to Drew Brees' Success

Beer Mug Sports has found the secret to Drew Brees' success.  Actually Drew let the whole world know in his locker room speach after breaking Dan Marino's record for most yards passing in a season.  At 1:40 in the above clip, Brees thanks "the equipment managers that rub down those balls."  At 2:00 he further explains that the ball rubbing is "full service."

Brees breaks Marino's record

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the record for most passing yards in a single season Monday, breaking a mark that stood since 1984.

Brees breaks NFL passing record

Drew Brees breaks NFL passing record

Drew Brees Postgame Speech

((HT: ESPN/NFL/md1021))After the New Orleans Saints put up 45 on the Atlanta Falcons last night, the team clinched the NFC South title, and there was some record set by the Saints quarterback.Not one to talk about himself, head coach Sean Payton wanted his own "bad ass" to address the team in the locker room...Here's the speech...Once again, Brees starts taking about...

Brees sets single-season passing record (AP)

Drew Brees has broken the NFL record for yards passing in a season, surpassing a mark that had stood since Dan Marino set it in 1984. Brees topped Marino's record of 5,084 yards with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Brees entered the game with 4,780 yards, needing 305 to set the record.

The 20 greatest sports moments of 2011

Man, time sure does fly. It seems like just yesterday I was praising Drew Brees. Actually, it was just yesterday, but I was referring to when I named Brees and the New Orleans Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV the top Sports Moment of 2010. And you know what? That was a boring, predictable pick and it left nothing to the imagination of you, our beloved readers. You deserve more...

Tom Brady soap opera ends with QB on field

FOXBORO - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasn't practicing. Then he was practicing. Then he was only out at practice...

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Falcons

While the night belonged to Drew Brees for breaking Dan Marino's record in the 45-16 win over the Falcons, the may group I want to commend after this masterful performance is the offensive line and the running backs. The Falcons entered this game #4 in the NFL against the run and the Saints positively manhandled them. The Falcons are fortunate the Saints had a record to get...

Payton not divulging plan for Brees in finale

A day after Sean Payton helped Drew Brees break the NFL's single-season passing record the coach wouldn't divulge whether he'd enable his star quarterback to maintain that distinction.

NFL Red Carpet: Week 16 Awards

Welcome back to the NFL awards, where this week we check and see what presents happen to be left under the NFL tree, including an NFL record for Drew Brees, a playoff berth in Detroit that had them partying like it was 1999, and a winner-take-all gift for the fans to settle the NFC East this week. Let's get to it... Jerome Simpson receives the gift of a perfect 10 We're...

Please, Let The Saints And Packers Play Again

Power rankings. You hate them. They’re so arbitrary and pointless, especially when they include all 32 NFL teams. All you want to know after a good week of NFL action is who the bestest team in the NFL right now, and which one is the absolute barrel-scraping worst. That’s why we have TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE NFL, where we go to great lengths to tell you who’s the top dog in...
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