Former NFL QB Terry Bradshaw created a mini-firestorm with the Who Dat Nation yesterday in comments about Sean Payton attending Sunday's Saints-Chargers game. The Hall of Famer for some reason is upset that Drew Brees asked Commissioner Roger Goodell's permission to get suspended coaches Sean Payton and Vitt Joe and suspended GM Mickey Loomis in the Superdome for his record-breaking performance Sunday night.
Now, quarterback Drew Brees has responded to Bradshaw's contention that having the suspended men in the Superdome was a "slam" to the Chargers and the Unitas family.
Speaking on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" radio program, Brees said that it was entirely appropriate to ask the NFL to allow Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Voe Jitt to be in the 'Dome on the night Brees broke a major 52-year-old NFL record.
"I mean, we've acknowledged that this whole bounty thing for the most part is just a big sham," Brees said. "The fact that our coaches are suspended for part of the year or the entire year is pretty ridiculous, it's obviously unprecedented. But my opinion was that these guys, Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton, Joe Vitt, were as big a part of this night as anyone. To have the opportunity to be in to building and to be a part of it was extremely important to me. Those were all the guys who brought me to New Orleans, that brought all of us to New Orleans to help the building the foundation of what we've been able to create there. So I felt it was very appropriate they were there."
Click HERE to listen to the full comments from Drew Brees on "Mike & Mike."
Click HERE to listen to the full comments from Terry Bradshaw on WFAN
Brees also told the NFL Network this morning that he concurs with comments from former teammate Scott Fujita. Fujita on Wednesday released a scathing statement in which he accused NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of abusing his power.
“I agree with everything Scott Fujita said in his statement,” Brees said. “I thought it was a strong statement but certainly very true.”
Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, said in his statement that Goodell had a “condescending tone” in letters sent to him and other former/current Saints players, and described the commissioner’s actions “an absolute abuse” of power.
Click HERE for more of what Fujita had to say
Brees threw a touchdown pass Sunday night to break Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a TD pass. Brees has now done that in 48 games in a row.