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Brees getting skewered by his team mates, fans

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Saints Report is all a buzz too, going to be interesting few days in the Big Greasy.

 

Malcom Jenkins blasted him Malcolm Jenkins Response. It looks like our season is over before it even starts..... 

https://sports.yahoo.com/saints-wr-michael-thomas-wasnt-happy-with-his-qb-drew-brees-comments-about-respecting-the-flag-182619879.html

Drew Brees angered plenty of people with his comments to Yahoo Finance on Wednesday about how he views kneeling during the national anthem as disrespect to the American flag.

One of the most vocal critics of those comments was Brees’ most important teammate.

Star receiver Michael Thomas, last year’s NFL offensive player of the year, took note of Brees’ comments on Twitter. You won’t often see a star teammate be critical of another in a public arena, but Thomas clearly wasn’t happy.

 

 

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Saints safety Malcom Jenkins goes off on Drew Brees in a deleted IG post ‘I considered you a friend, I looked up to you, you’re somebody who I had a great deal of respect for, but sometimes, you should shut the f--k up’

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and he was given the softest of softball questions. All he had to do was not strike out. The man was already loved by black folks. I said in another section I was in high school with Katrina kids and after brees came the man was a living god. I've literally seen kids fight because people were talking shiite about Brees. He meant that much and this was before he even won them that super bowl. I really wish I kept up with people from high school so I could see what they are saying now.

 

Hes no doubt lost that dressing room, but even before that I think Taysom at the very least needs to get a look now after the way last season ended. If Jameis can take the spot off him then so be it, but Taysom should be presumptive going into camp.

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45 minutes ago, Forever Julian said:

and he was given the softest of softball questions. All he had to do was not strike out. The man was already loved by black folks. I said in another section I was in high school with Katrina kids and after brees came the man was a living god. I've literally seen kids fight because people were talking shiite about Brees. He meant that much and this was before he even won them that super bowl. I really wish I kept up with people from high school so I could see what they are saying now.

 

Hes no doubt lost that dressing room, but even before that I think Taysom at the very least needs to get a look now after the way last season ended. If Jameis can take the spot off him then so be it, but Taysom should be presumptive going into camp.

Before that somebody needs to ask Taysom his thoughts ....

 

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57 minutes ago, Dawgfanbrock said:

God we in a bad place when u get blasted for simply saying “I don’t think it’s ok to disrespect the flag” that is a joke in no way is that racist or **** sure anything to apologize for saying!

This SI article is very good and puts that exact comment into context. I thought the same thing at first but this gave me some additional perspective on it.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/06/04/drew-brees-american-flag-kneeling-comments-colin-kaepernick?suid=5cc1ce3c3f92a475c024d693&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SI Extra 060420&utm_term=SI Extra - USE THIS - List

 

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Drew Brees Still Hasn't Learned

Four years after Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality and racial injustice, Drew Brees has not learned that his American experience is not everyone's.
MICHAEL ROSENBERG
9 HOURS AGO

Two quotes. One speaker. See if you can spot the difference.

“I agree with his protest, I DON'T agree with his METHOD... When I look at that flag, I think about [my grandfathers], too. I think about a lot of things. Like when I stand and listen to the national anthem with my hand over my heart, there is emotions that well up inside of me.”

Drew Brees, in a tweet and then to reporters, August 2016

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. … I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II – one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps, both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. … Is everything right with our country right now? No, it’s not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together.”

Do you see it? Sure, he said a little more about his grandfathers, and he used the word “disrespecting,” but those aren’t the big difference. The big difference is the date.

Brees has a right to stand for the flag and think about his grandfathers. This is his country as much as anyone’s, and he can love it as much as he wants and show that love as he chooses. But he had four years to think about Colin Kaepernick’s protest … four years to watch other Black athletes join him and support him … four years to see that Kaepernick asked U.S. Army Green Beret Nate Boyer the most respectful way to protest (kneel, don’t just sit, Boyer told him) … four years to read about the deaths of Philando Castile and Michael Brown and Eric Garner and others at the hands of police … four years to ask his teammates about their own experiences with law enforcement …

Four years, and Brees apparently learned nothing. That is why he faced minimal backlash four years ago and got excoriated this week. He still claimed they are being “disrespectful” instead of understanding why they feel disrespected.

To his credit, Brees apologized Thursday: “I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country,” he wrote on Instagram. “They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy.” Now Brees, one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league, can examine why he said what he did this week

If Brees had listened with an open mind for the last four years, he would have seen that his American experience is not everyone’s. He would have realized that making anthem protests about respect for the military is just a scaled-down, philosophical version of using troops to clear out peaceful protesters. It is another way to tell people to shut up and admire the USA.

You can’t tell a group of historically oppressed people that you understand how they feel, but they have to say it on your terms. That means you don’t really understand. It means you don’t care enough. Why should Black Americans have to pause and salute Drew Brees’s grandfathers before talking about how their own relatives have been treated? Why is his family’s history more important than theirs?

Drew Brees doesn’t get to call that play. He did not seem to realize how condescending and offensive it is for a white person to tell Black people, “Hey, let’s all stand up and show unity here.”

The flag stands for the American idea, but also of a country that has not always lived up to its own view of itself. We are the country that declared “all men are created equal” but also did not guarantee women the right to vote for another 144 years. We are the country that helped defeat Nazi Germany but also created internment camps of Japanese Americans, a country of Jackie Robinson and Barack Obama that also has a long history of lynchings and Jim Crow laws … and, of course, fundamentally, we are a country built by men who espoused individual freedoms but kept slavery legal in many states. If you don’t see U.S. history as a big, complicated story that can both inspire and appall you, you’re not reading the whole book.

When Kaepernick first sat (and then kneeled) for the anthem, it was not new, but it was unusual for the time. Even some people who agreed with him and shared a heritage weren’t sure what to make of it. But now? After four years of this conversation? After seeing George Floyd’s murder and protests all over the country, Brees still looked at Kaepernick and thinks: But my grandfathers …?

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Guess I just don’t understand why if this is such an awful country and u feel it necessary to say f$&@ the flag f$&@ this country, leave the world is big, I say that to say that video was awful to watch and there are certainly issues but I’m a fan of love it or leave it!  To many people fought for the rights we have- burning cities, kneeling for the flag isn’t gonna change anything- maybe pay cops more, your not exactly going to get a decent pool of people when they get paid poverty level salary’s. Again just think it’s a sad sad time that someone needs to apologize for saying it’s never ok to disrespect the flag. 

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On 6/4/2020 at 6:12 PM, Dawgfanbrock said:

God we in a bad place when u get blasted for simply saying “I don’t think it’s ok to disrespect the flag” that is a joke in no way is that racist or **** sure anything to apologize for saying!

Exactly. These folks need to learn the definition of  bigot, becaus e I see FAR more bigotry coming from the left than from the right.

when you listen to fools, the mob rules.

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On 6/4/2020 at 7:36 PM, Dawgfanbrock said:

Guess I just don’t understand why if this is such an awful country and u feel it necessary to say f$&@ the flag f$&@ this country, leave the world is big, I say that to say that video was awful to watch and there are certainly issues but I’m a fan of love it or leave it!  To many people fought for the rights we have- burning cities, kneeling for the flag isn’t gonna change anything- maybe pay cops more, your not exactly going to get a decent pool of people when they get paid poverty level salary’s. Again just think it’s a sad sad time that someone needs to apologize for saying it’s never ok to disrespect the flag. 

You are one of a few to have the balls to say the obvious. 

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Just sucks politicians lie to cater to a demographic and gain power but they ain’t gonna change $h!t whether they are on the left of the right, but wo the police the country will fall apart- see any 3rd world country wo government and law and order there is not country no economy, we are a spoiled group as a country and I am tired of hearing on the news what LeBron or Richard Sherman or Robert deniro have to say!!!!! Who cares those are not normal people . But again chaos doesn’t change stuff just a means to another group getting shot to gain control- this crap in Seattle, that’s n.korea enjoy socialism guys - these tards should go ask anyone in Venezuela n.korea ect... how it worked out for the common man there. I’d love to see Kirkpatrick get signed and flop!!! 

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