New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees usually doesn’t have anything negative to say about anybody. However, in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King he gave his honest opinion on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Brees is as politically correct as he can be when dealing with sensitive issues and his evaluation of people and players when he speaks with the media on any level.
His now humorous clip of him describing his backup quarterback Chase Daniel helped revive an old word which is “moxie”. Not so funny though is what he told King about Goodell.
When King asked him about what he thought the player’s feelings and attitude are toward Goodell, Brees invoked another word that is actually used quite often. That word being the backbone of any relationship or agreement…”trust”.
Brees told King that none of the player’s trust Goodell and in turn don’t really trust the disciplinary process that is used. He elaborated by saying:
“I think there’re too many times where the league has come to its decision in a case before calling a guy in, and the interview is just a facade. I think now if a guy has to come in to talk to Roger, he’ll be very hesitant because he’ll think the conclusion has already been reached.”
As an example, Brees cited the instance where head coach Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis were called to meet with Goodell before the bounty program was really brought to light and their fates were pretty much decided already.