Kristian: Brees spreads the credit for record & win
Following the historic night in the Superdome, I spoke with Saints quarterback Drew Brees. And in typical Drew fashion, he was quick to praise the efforts of his teammates in getting the win over the Chargers.
In particular, he was glowing about the standout night by receiver Marques Colston.
"Yea, Marques had a great night...just one of those guys that when you need him, he's going to be there. So dependable, such a tough guy. Such a big night for him, passing Joe Horn as the all-time leading TD leader. Well deserved a guy who means a lot to this team."
Brees also noted how RB Pierre Thomas helped fire up the ground attack, and how #23's energy is contagious. "Here is just one of those guys, when you need a big play, you need a hard-nosed run, you get the ball to that guy, and he's going to make it happen. It's been that way for a long time, he's really a mainstay in the backfield.
Drew also said that the roughing the passer call that came on the a play that otherwise would have been an interception served as strong motivation.
"Sometimes that'll jar you a little bit...get the competitive juices flowing. Thankfully that happened, obviously if the guy doesn't hit me, I think I drop it over Marques for a big play. They had gotten a couple of good breaks on their end...so I think that was just our way of getting a good break."
I also asked Brees about what it was like seeing Coach Sean Payton for the first time in months.
"It was awesome. He's in pretty good shape, a little more rocked up than I remember. It was great to see him, it was great to have him in the building...I think he provided some positive mojo for us."
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