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Drew Brees hopes to shake off some rust, and a goatee

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Drew Brees will be able to shake off a little rust tomorrow night.

But perhaps more importantly (at least to his wife), he’ll be able to shave the goatee he’s been growing while he was on the sidelines rehabbing a strained left oblique.

I can’t say I grew a real good one,” Brees said, via Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “But I said, ‘Until I play, I’m going to grow it out.’ It’s getting shaved off pretty soon.”

And so is the time for him to prepare for the season. Unless they depart from normal protocol, that will give Brees exactly one game to get ready for the year, and he’s only going to play about half that one.

“It is important. That’s why I want to play well,” Brees said. “I want to get out there and feel comfortable. I feel like this week’s been great, just to get back out and feel like I’m throwing the ball like I should. Now it is time to take it to the game field and go through this final dress rehearsal before the [regular] season.”

Brees said he tried to hold himself back at first, not wanting to aggravate the injury. But when the game starts, his instincts will kick in, and it will be harder to slow down.

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15 Responses to “Drew Brees hopes to shake off some rust, and a goatee”
  1. patbocam says: Aug 22, 2014 9:54 AM

    8-O in the dome and 5-3 on the road. #1 seed in the NFC with Seattle coming to Nola for a change and the Saints winning in a clues one to go to the Super Bowl where Peyton and the broncos recieve even a bigger ass whooping then last year! Who dat say they gonna beat them saints! Who dat who dat!!!!

  2. bubbybrisket says: Aug 22, 2014 10:05 AM

    Glad to have you back

  3. sb44champs says: Aug 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    Glad he’s on the Saints…WHO DAT!?!

  4. johnclaytonsponytail says: Aug 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    This “injury” is a fabrication to save him for the season and not wear him down for the home stretch. If I had an abdominal strain I sure wouldn’t be running and sliding head first to do the Ice Bucket Challenge.

  5. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 22, 2014 11:12 AM

    I like the goatee. At least he’s not like all these other QBs, who feel compelled to grow baby Ewoks on their faces. Also known as “the Galifinakas”

  6. chrisco4bucs says: Aug 22, 2014 11:13 AM

    8-8…….. GOBUCS

  7. stillers213 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:13 AM

    The Saints are my pick for the NFC. I think they will go as far as their defense will take them.

  8. brokebackbrees says: Aug 22, 2014 11:38 AM

    Brees will be out by week 3 tops. He just doesn’t have the accuracy and arm strength he once had. As far as the saints go as a team, they just don’t seem to have the same determination they had since they got caught using the bounty program.

    Carolina takes the division, then its a toss up between Saints/Bucs/Falcons for second.

  9. sb44champs says: Aug 22, 2014 1:50 PM

    ^Brees must’ve broke your back a few times

  10. madddogg365 says: Aug 22, 2014 2:36 PM

    Bridgewater will be out ALL season. Dont know who will take the NFC but I do know it wont be the Vikings. Maybe Brett Farve has more in the tank. #FarveNFCChampionshipMVP2009

  11. mortwannabe says: Aug 22, 2014 2:48 PM

    Boiler Up and welcome back Drew.

  12. jfcol says: Aug 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    Agree that Brees will done early this season. You can just sense it. Devastating blow when you consider how crippling his contract is to the team. Not feeling the Panthers taking the division though. Too many losses on offense.

  13. higheriqthanyou says: Aug 22, 2014 3:35 PM

    Ol man river, that ol man river…

  14. ckruszka says: Aug 23, 2014 11:47 AM

    Why all the gloom and doom for Drew? Seems tome fans of other teams are wishfully hoping . Drew is you ger than Manning and Brady, yet, I don’t see such negativity towards those two QB’s. Dream on, Drew will be fine. Which means he’ll beat your team!

  15. 504in860 says: Aug 23, 2014 4:43 PM

    chrisco4bucs says: Aug 22, 2014 11:13 AM

    8-8…….. GOBUCS

    8-8 would be an improvement for the Bucs, sadly.

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