Drew Brees rages after Captain Munnerlyn slams him on sack (Video)

Drew Brees erupted like I’ve never seen before after getting body-slammed by Captain Munnerlyn on a big sack Sunday.

The New Orleans Saints were in a 3rd-and-long situation from their 32 when Munnerlyn came in on a corner blitz and wrapped up Brees for a sack. Munnerlyn lifted up Brees and slammed him to the turf, causing Brees to jump up in a rage. Brees went after Robert Blanton just because he was looking for the closest Viking to him and was heated.

The Vikings were penalized for necessary roughness, giving the Saints a first down. They eventually scored a touchdown on the drive to go up 20-9.

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Brees had a funny quote about the play after the game.

Drew Brees hits a frisbee with a football (Video)

The main reason Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite being barely 6-feet tall is that he is incredibly accurate. Brees throws the ball downfield as well as anyone in the game, and he apparently polishes that skill by pegging frisbees out of mid-air.

While we have no way of knowing how many balls Brees threw before hitting the disc, that is still pretty impressive. Not only does the throw have to be incredibly accurate, but it also has to be timed perfectly. Those are two things Brees has mastered. There’s a reason he is arguably the most consistent quarterback in the NFL.


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Drew Brees drug tested twice after saying he wants to play until he’s 45

Drew BreesThere have been enough entertaining stories about random drug testing in the NFL over the years for us to know it is not truly random. Drew Brees believes he became an example of that over the weekend.

When speaking to reporters from New Orleans Saints training camp on Friday, Brees said he feels as good as he ever has despite being 35. He also said he wants to play for another decade.

“If I tell myself I’m 25, then I’m 25,” Brees said. “That’s honest to God my mindset. I can play for another 10 years. That’s my goal.”

And then this happened:

Coincidence? We’ll never know. What we do know is that punters have been “randomly” drug tested after hitting incredibly long punts or sticking opponents with monster hits. I’m not buying this whole random thing.

Drew Brees wants to play until he’s 45 years old

Drew BreesDon’t expect some of today’s top quarterbacks to pass the torch onto the up-and-comers any time soon.

Drew Brees said Friday that he believes he can continue playing for another 10 years and that playing until he’s 45 is a realistic possibility.

“No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees said Friday via NFL.com. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn’t I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?”

Brees explained that being able to play until he’s 45 is about having the right mindset. He cited guys like Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as evidence that quarterbacks can play at a high level. Brady has also recently said he plans to play past the age of 40.

If Brees does play another 10 seasons, you figure he’d be able to break some of Brett Favre’s records. The Saints quarterback is fifth all time in passing yards and fourth in passing touchdowns. The only problem is he might still be chasing Peyton Manning, who is close to Favre on the charts.

Drew Brees shares great Archie Manning story on Letterman

Drew BreesDrew Brees was a guest on “Late Night with David Letterman” Wednesday and shared a fantastic story about Archie Manning.

Brees was talking with Letterman about his sons and said that he would be thrilled if they ended up being as successful in football as the Mannings. That led to a conversation about his relationship with the Mannings.

Brees described how Olivia and Archie Manning reached out to him and tried to make him feel at home when he signed with the New Orleans Saints — Archie’s former team — back in 2006. They made him feel great, except for one instance.

Drew says Archie reached out to him constantly, texting him on a weekly basis to make sure he was alright and asking him if he needed anything. Archie would wish Brees good luck before games throughout the entire season until Week 16 rolled around.

“Christmas Eve we come here to New York to play Eli Manning and the New York football Giants,” Brees recalled. “I don’t get a text [from Archie] on Friday. Don’t get a text on Saturday. And I get a text Sunday morning that says, ‘you’re on your own this week, buddy.'”

Great story.

For what it’s worth, the Saints won the game 30-7. Brees only went 13-of-32 for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Eli was 9-of-25 for 74 yards, a touchdown and an interception. There were 20 mph winds, so the conditions probably made it difficult to pass.

Brees didn’t exactly say who he wants to win the Super Bowl on Sunday, but he does say he’s big fan of the game and will be watching. He also intimated that he’ll be pulling for Peyton to win a ring after all he’s gone through.

Drew Brees’ stretched out neck is one of the best NFL GIFs of the year

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was nearly decapitated by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Sunday. Whether the hit was legal or not has become a hot topic of debate, but I think we all can agree that Brees got throttled. The hit also happened to lead to one of the best GIFs of the year.

LandThieves.com has presented us with a GIF of Brees chatting with FOX Sports’ Pam Oliver after the game. As you can see, the ruthless hit that Brooks laid on him led to somewhat of a stretched out neck. Brees may want to see a chiropractor this week to get that taken care of.

[Related: Ahmad Brooks calls his roughing the passer penalty 'bulls---']

Between the GIF of Andy Reid as the Kool-Aid guy and now this masterpiece, we may already have our finalists for 2013 NFL GIF of the Year.

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Ahmad Brooks called for critical penalty for hitting Drew Brees in neck (GIF)

Ahmad Brooks was called for a critical personal foul penalty for hitting Drew Brees in the neck on 3rd and 2 play in the final four minutes of Sunday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

Brooks beat the Saints’ right tackle around the edge and just crushed Brees, causing a fumble that was recovered by Patrick Willis. But the refs flagged Brooks for a personal foul for hitting Brees in the neck. The penalty resulted in a first down for the Saints and allowed them to keep the drive going. They eventually kicked a field goal to tie the game.

Here’s a slow motion replay of the hit:

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