A conversation with the New Orleans quarterback on his distrust of NFL investigations, why kids should play flag football until middle school, and why we can't rely on players to self-report concussions. Plus, the time his oldest son tried go as Odell Beckham Jr. for Halloween
In this episode of The MMQB Podcast with Peter King, I sat down for a discussion with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
2:15: Brees on what would have happened to New Orleans if he never came to play there.
4:15: Why he chose New Orleans over Miami.
5:45: Brees on the long-term reclamation project in New Orleans.
8:50: On what drives him to keep playing the game into old(er) age.
11:40: Brees on coaching his sons in flag football and naming position players after Marvel characters to make it fun. Son played open man Brandin
12:20: Brees’ oldest son wanted to dress as Odell Beckham Jr. for Halloween last year.
13:50: Why kids should play flag until middle or high school.
16:20: On concern about physical well being when he's 60 years old.
19:00: On what Roethlisberger did last season took himself out of the game, would he have self reported?
20:20: Brees remembers a 2004 concussion where he was pulled from the game.
21:50: Is the NFL doing enough about player health and safety?
24:10: Will players ever accept an 18 game regular season?
25:30: Brees on the state of NFL investigations, Bountygate, Ray Rice, Deflategate.