At a time when many are wondering how the Saints will function with an interim head coach and, when Joe Vitt is suspended for six games, an interim interim head coach, quarterback Drew Brees isn’t troubled.
“Joe Vitt is one of the most respected coaches I have ever been around,” Brees told the Associated Press via email on Friday. “His ability to lead this team in an uncertain time throughout this off season and for whatever term we have him during the regular season is undeniable in our locker room.”
Previously, the New York Post reported that Brees sent a text message to coach Bill Parcells to recruit him to take the job. Either the Post was wrong, or Brees has changed his mind.
“He is the obvious choice and the best choice,” Brees said of Vitt. “I believe I speak for our entire team when I say we believe in him as much as he believes in us.”
Brees said nothing about owner Tom Benson’s contention from Friday that a long-term deal is close. The team’s offseason program launches Monday, but no on-field work will happen until the middle of May.
But this one is about the decision to make Vitt the interim coach, which was one of the topics during Friday’s edition of PFT Live.