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Brees, Payton have prank battle at camp

Saints quarterback Drew Brees wants to play until he’s 45.  While the flesh ultimately may fail him, Brees continues to have an exuberance that could carry him to the doorstep of 50.  Which sounds really old until I remember I’m currently standing there, holding a bottle of saw palmetto.

Brees and coach Sean Payton have spiced up camp not only with ongoing post-practice competitions (including an American Gladiators-style contest) but also with practical jokes.

It started, as best we can tell, after Payton expressed mild annoyance during offseason workouts with the presence of sponsorship patches on the team’s practice jerseys.  The next day, Payton arrived at the team facility to see in the coaches’ locker room an array of polo shirts carrying the same patch.  Courtesy of Brees.

Then, last week during training camp, Payton replaced Brees’ patch with an identical copy that replaces “Chevron” with “Rogaine,” a nod to the shrinking follicles on Drew’s dome.  Payton distracted Brees with conversation while Brees was putting on his jersey, and Brees went through most of session not realizing that he had acquired a new sponsor.

Most recently, after Payton had an apparent mishap over the weekend with one of the golf carts at The Greenbrier, Brees re-created the scene by putting a cart against a light pole, with a dummy slumped over the windshield of the cart.  Brees was believed to be the culprit.

At least the cart wasn’t covered with something other than a dummy.

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22 Responses to “Brees, Payton have prank battle at camp”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 7, 2014 11:15 AM

    It’s all fun in games until they see film of Teddy Bridgewater at mini-camp.

    Who will be a better Quarterback than both of these guys in a two years.

    You don’t have to believe me.

    Just watch and see.

    Teddy Bridgewater for 2015 MVP.


  2. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 7, 2014 11:24 AM

    See that could be a show!

    All teams do silly stuff on the side, so get it all on camera and call it Last Comic Audibling.

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 7, 2014 11:24 AM

    I’d say Peyton is winning with the Rogaine patch. Especially if Brees made it most of the way through practice without figuring it out.

  4. jaxrockcity says: Aug 7, 2014 11:38 AM

    Sean Payton, not Peyton Manning.

  5. mrfoozball says: Aug 7, 2014 11:39 AM

    Five turnovers = Zero Superbowls.

  6. mrfoozball says: Aug 7, 2014 11:42 AM


  7. packfanaj12 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:51 AM

    I always enjoy reading stories about players & coaches having fun 😀

  8. hakunamangata says: Aug 7, 2014 11:53 AM

    So Funny!

    This is what hard knocks should be!

  9. tylerhutchison2005 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:54 AM

    They make millions of dollars and play the best sport in the world for a living, why not have some fun?

  10. ariani1985 says: Aug 7, 2014 12:11 PM

    Prank gate!

  11. CKL says: Aug 7, 2014 12:13 PM

    Sean Payton is by far my favorite friend of BB’s. Love that guy. Rogaine patch definitely wins.

  12. canetic says: Aug 7, 2014 12:14 PM

    They should play a joke on Jimmy Graham and list him on the depth chart as a WR.

  13. nowillrepeat says: Aug 7, 2014 12:17 PM

    12 men in the huddle

  14. codythao35 says: Aug 7, 2014 12:34 PM

    Breaking news, Payton and Bree the Saints just been suspended due to another bounty scandal.

  15. panthrobro says: Aug 7, 2014 12:34 PM

    Enjoy it boys because some time in January the Seahawks will send you home for the winter like they always do.

  16. abninf says: Aug 7, 2014 12:57 PM

    Meanwhile, teams like Denver, Dallas and New England are taking the season seriously.

  17. madddogg365 says: Aug 7, 2014 1:02 PM

    It’s hard to get film on Teddy Bridgewater. Word around camp is he hasn’t shown up yet. What’s so different than any other season.

  18. amaf21 says: Aug 7, 2014 1:17 PM

    They should put bounties on each other.

  19. op25ttfd says: Aug 7, 2014 1:44 PM

    Teddy who? Oh, you mean Teddy Ruxpin cushion, cause when the Saints Dline gets a hold of him, that’s exactly what he is going to feel like, a pin cushion.

  20. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    “Who will be a better Quarterback than both of these guys in a two years.”

    1) I’m not sure what that even means. Better than Brees and your guy?
    2) Brees will still be elite after your guy becomes another footnote in the ledger of Vikings QBs.

  21. winningitall2014 says: Aug 7, 2014 3:15 PM

    Man. Saints sure gotta lot of hate to see there twisted faces when the saints bring home the Lombardi this year!

  22. simonator917 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:31 AM

    They should play a joke on Jimmy Graham and list him on the depth chart as a WR. . . .
    You definitely win it today, my friend!

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