Among raging headlines this weekend of Drew Brees’ comments and the Saints implied implosion, Raiders’ players tweet newly founded excitement.
Over the course of the last week, the New Orleans Saints have been on a physical, emotional, and mental roller coaster as an organization. Some comments that were made split player against player, brother against brother.
Drew Brees said earlier this week that, despite everything going on in our world, that kneeling during the national anthem was not the time to peacefully protest because it disrespected those who fought for our country.
Not only did that comment resonate in the entire nation, but it also caught a specific eye of some Saints teammates. Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Thomas, and Alvin Kamara among others blasted Brees for his “tone-deaf” comments.
However, Brees didn’t just catch the eye of his teammates, some outspoken NFL players also responded to Drew’s comments. Specifically, Oakland Raiders’ defensive star Trayvon Mullen and offensive lineman Trent Brown.
Trayvon Mullen tweeted “September 21” with a tack pin. A tweet signifying that Mullen is marking the date that the Oakland Raiders debut their new stadium at home against the New Orleans Saints this season.
Not only the matchup with the Saints but also the matchup against future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Mullen apparently wants revenge on Brees for the comments made earlier this week.
Teammate, on the opposite side of the ball, Trent Brown replied to that tweet with his own that said “Need em.” Brown supposedly saying that he, as well, cannot wait for the matchup between the two teams.
Unfortunately, while the Raiders teammates can have each other’s backs and think that they are looking forward to the matchup with the Saints. To much of their dismay, the New Orleans Saints are not a team that the Raiders can expect to steamroll.
In fact, they would be lucky to come out of the game with a win. The New Orleans Saints are not a team that can be “messed” with. A top-five Super Bowl favored team will still likely roll over the excited Raiders secondary.