Mike Mitchell Backpedals on ‘Soft’ Drew Brees Comments (Who Dat Dish)

Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks with a teammate on the sideline during the fourth quarter of a 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell had some harsh words for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees after the star quarterback was interviewed about a hit from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

As fans will remember, Brees took exception to the hit that ultimately resulted in a fine. Here is what Mitchell had to say after the incident per ESPN’s David Newton:

“The thing that I hated about the play — the whole thing — and this is what these offensive guys are doing: They’re kind of running with it,” Mitchell said on the podcast. “Drew Brees is throwing a fit in the postgame interview saying how he got hit in the chin and he was dazed, and all this other stuff. And it’s like, ‘Dude, the replay clearly shows he did not even touch you in the chin.’

“Stop being soft, get up off the ground. You fumbled the football, that’s why the only reason you were acting like you were hurt, is so you could draw a flag.”

Now that the Saints and Panthers are set to do battle, Mitchell is quickly backing off his comments:

“I don’t really think he’s a soft player,” Mitchell said Wednesday. “Obviously, he’s a very, very, very good quarterback, and I have a lot of respect for what he’s done as a player and what he’s done in this league.

“It was really just more of a comment on the rule changes. It was really a 15-minute interview where someone took 45 seconds and made an article out of it.”

Ok then. Maybe Mitchell is right — the media has a habit of taking things out of context. Maybe he’s lying.

Regardless, the Panthers will find out just how soft Brees and the Saints are Sunday.

 

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