The absolute last thing on earth Drew Brees wanted to do was talk to me.
But even through the phone, the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL (at least statistically) could not resist my charm and stupid jokes. As evidenced by his knee-slap at the 2:57 mark.
Look at his face and body language in the beginning – ZERO energy. Compare that to the 3 minute mark. We did for Drew what he did for the careers of Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Terrance Copper, and Marques Colston.
Are you just all interviewed out this morning Drew? Are you just tired of it all at this point?
Drew Brees: You guys are interview number 21. But, I’m all good.
That’s it? I thought you were serious about this thing, Drew.
Drew Brees: That’s it!
How many yards can you throw a ball left-handed?
Drew Brees: Oh, that’s a good one. I don’t think I’ve ever actually attempted to measure that. But if I were to guess off the top of my head, I’m thinking I could go about 30…30 yards. Maybe gauge half of what I can do with my right, I could do with my left.
And that’s a DART, right Drew?
Drew Brees: Wellll….I wouldn’t call it a dart.
What was it like to stab that crocodile with Bear Grylls and feel the life leave its body?
Drew Brees: I wouldn’t necessarily describe it like that. But, that was intense now. You talk about your heart thumping a little bit. Here I am, waking through the jungle in Panama. ANd we’re walking through this dry creek bed and we see this f-foot gator. And Bear was like, “That’s our dinner.” And I’m like, “Well how are we gonna kill this thing?” “I’m gonna distract it, and you’re gonna jump on its back and stab it to death.”
And I was like – wait a minute. Can we flip those roles?? I’m thinking about throwing a ball with this right hand. And raising my kids. Now I’m using that same hand to stab this crocodile in the back of the neck so that we can eat dinner that night. It was crazy.
How did this interview compare to the Dan Patrick Show interview you did earlier?
Drew Brees: Were you guys listening to that?
Drew Brees: Do you think Dan Patrick is listening to yours?
Nope. No way.