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Drew Brees responds to Terry Bradshaw, defends ‘historic night’

Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was critical of the way Drew Brees and the Saints celebrated last weekend, and now Brees has responded.

The current FOX NFL Sunday analyst said on WFAN that he wasn’t impressed with Brees setting a record by throwing for at least one touchdown pass in 48 straight games. He also was upset with the NFL for allowing Sean Payton and the other suspended Saints personnel to attend the game.

Brees responded during an interview on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Thursday.

“I haven’t heard his comments directly,” Brees said, “but there’s no person who’s a bigger part of that record than Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt — all the coaches on suspension right now. I felt it was very appropriate for them to be there because they are as big a part of that as anybody, and it really made for a special night, a historic night. I was really glad they could be a part of it.”

Unlike Bradshaw and LBS writer Steve DelVecchio, I do think it was a big night. Though wins are important, I don’t think the significance of achieving historic records that can stand for years should be minimized. Brees was celebrated by the city and sent special gifts after breaking the record, and I don’t have a problem with that. But the one area that I agree with Bradshaw on is the NFL allowing the suspended personnel to attend the game. Why should they have been rewarded while they were on suspension?

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