Drew Brees Has A Death WishJuly 28th, 2011
During the 2010 offseason, Drew Brees spent time tutoring Josh Freeman as a favor to his old college coach: Greg Olson.
Joe respected Brees for that, but it sure seemed bizarre for a competitive guy to invest serious time propping up a division opponent’s quarterback.
But this year Brees took it all to a new level. The guy mentored Gerald McCoy.
In fact, McCoy credited Brees for being his No. 2 offseason advisor behind Pro Bowl defensive tackle and Pro Bowler Tommie Harris, during an interview this morning on the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620.
“Suprisingly enough, who’s going to kind of make people say, ‘What?’ A person I talked to this offseason that helped me with my recovery and how I can make a comeback is Drew Brees,” McCoy said. “We trained at the same gym. … I just had a chance to sit down and talk to him. And it wasn’t about football. It was just like, ‘Mentally, how do you come back from an injury? What did you do?’ Thinks like that. ‘How do you lead the way you do? What makes you who you are?’ And he gave me some great advice.”
Does Brees realize McCoy’s mission is to break him in half? Brees either has to be a top shelf Mr. Nice Guy, harbors a death wish, or he thinks McCoy isn’t good enough to threaten him. Interesting, regardless.
One thing McCoy said in the interview that alarmed Joe was that he felt his healing triceps had recovered about 85 percent of the strength it had last year. Considering a guy as young as McCoy should be getting stronger in the offseason, that was somewhat troubling.
Hopefuly, McCoy can pull that up to 100 percent by opening day.