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.

 

Like Who Dat Dish? Let us know on Twitter @whodatdish or  on Facebook.

Follow me on Twitter for more NFL news and analysis @Chris_Roling

 

Mike Mitchell Backpedals on ‘Soft’ Drew Brees CommentsWho Dat DishWho Dat Dish – A New Orleans Saints Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and more.



Click to read the original Saints article by Who Dat Dish

Related posts

Payton Brings Back Shayne Graham as Saints Kicker (Who Dat Dish)

The New Orleans Saints today announced that they have re-signed embattled kicker Shayne Graham to continue in his role as the Saints kicker for the 2014 season. Grahan had been released this past Saturday along with young free agent Derek Dimke, leaing the Saints temporarily without a kicker on...

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Honored With Statue at Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Who Dat Dish)

It was a touching day in the Big Easy as Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was honored with the unveiling of a new sculpture outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A press conference-type event was held that included short and sweet speeches by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, New Orleans...

Saints at Falcons: Week 1 Preview & Prediction (Who Dat Dish)

Well, it’s finally here at last. Saints at Falcons, in the Georgia Dome in good ol’ “Hotlanta”, a.k.a. the “ATL”. Saints fans have been chomping at the bit for months now to arrive at this moment, in what is the long-awaited start of the 2014 Regular Season...