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Drew Brees: Kawann Short “straight punched me in the mouth”

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short (99) shoves New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) down by the face after Brees released a touchdown throw in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Short was called for a personal foul on the play. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) AP

It’s been hard to tell at times whether defensive tackle Kawann Short was still with the Panthers or not this season.

But he left an impression on Saints quarterback Drew Brees yesterday, hitting him in the face and giving Brees a bloody lip after Brees threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

“It looked like he just straight punched me in the mouth,” Brees said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “That’s what it felt like and that’s what it looked like on the Jumbotron.

“Listen, I’ll take the 15 yards [for a personal foul] every time, but we got the touchdown.”

Short said it wasn’t intentional, and that the diminutive Brees’ size was a factor.

“I was getting outside to contain and I just threw my hand up,” Short said. “And at the same time, he’s a shorter quarterback so it just happened to hit him in the face. It wasn’t on purpose. It wasn’t out of frustration or nothing. I was just doing my job.”

Short was flagged on the play, and will almost certainly be getting fined for the hit to the head.

Money has been hard to come by for him this year, as he failed to get a long-term contract this offseason, even after the Panthers pulled the franchise tag from cornerback Josh Norman. Since then, Short hasn’t done anything to get richer. He has followed up his 11.0-sack breakout season with a single sack in six games, hardly setting the stage for the lucrative extension he was looking for in the wake of deals such as Fletcher Cox’s.

And the Panthers have been coming up short as well, as the absence of interior rush only underlines the lack of edge pressure they’ve been getting (and that highlights their planned inexperience in the secondary), as they’ve slogged to a 1-5 start.

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40 Responses to “Drew Brees: Kawann Short “straight punched me in the mouth””
  1. RegisHawk says: Oct 17, 2016 8:23 AM

    “Normally that shot hits a guy in the throat, but since Brees is so much shorter, it got him in the face instead.”

  2. fight4yourmind says: Oct 17, 2016 8:28 AM

    Boiler on boiler hate crime right there…..

  3. GettingNoRespect says: Oct 17, 2016 8:33 AM

    Can we hear from all those Panthers fans laughing at the Redskins for picking up Josh Norman? You know, the ones who said he was no good and that their defense would still be good without him? It seems Drew Brees might have something to say about that.

  4. eazeback says: Oct 17, 2016 9:00 AM

    panthers are officially done for the year and maybe even longer than that…

  5. factschecker says: Oct 17, 2016 9:14 AM

    Darth Vader could do it without actually touching you.

    (See photo)

    “You have failed me for the last time.”

  6. ckruszka says: Oct 17, 2016 9:26 AM

    He should have been kicked out of the game. What a jerk!

  7. friscokid49 says: Oct 17, 2016 9:27 AM

    Brees is a great ability, but he is such a cry baby.

    If the physicality of football doesn’t bother you, then shaddup.

  8. nhpats says: Oct 17, 2016 9:34 AM

    Panthers: 1-5

    What about all the “pounding”?

  9. jjackwagon says: Oct 17, 2016 9:49 AM

    Drew better buckle up the chin strap. Chiefs D is way better than the Panthers D.

  10. todoubled says: Oct 17, 2016 9:56 AM

    Are all you panthers fans still living and dying with gettleman??? He will probably not be in the league for much longer given how cheap he is.

  11. bspurloc says: Oct 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    .

    funny on the salary thing,
    so when a no name making 250k gets fined 50k it’s pretty significant but when a player making 2million gets fined 50k why would he care.
    typical.
    that’l learn him

  12. mellishsite says: Oct 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    Aw, poor baby. That’s how your defense won a Super Bowl, Drew. How’s it feel?

  13. dreadnok89 says: Oct 17, 2016 9:58 AM

    Can we hear from all those Panthers fans laughing at the Redskins for picking up Josh Norman? You know, the ones who said he was no good and that their defense would still be good without him? It seems Drew Brees might have something to say about that

    —————–

    I would still laugh at the amount of m9ney they paid an average corner. Isn’t he hurt too?

  14. intentionallywidenberg says: Oct 17, 2016 10:03 AM

    “the diminutive Brees’ size was a factor”

    diminutive? Come on, he may not be as big as Cam Newton, but he isn’t Doug Flutie-sized either.

  15. bigdawgdaddy says: Oct 17, 2016 10:06 AM

    Drew Breed demands a explanation !!!!

    From all of Viking Nation….too bad bounty boy !!!!

  16. ryder09 says: Oct 17, 2016 10:21 AM

    What a big baby. Its a violent sport. What do you expect?

  17. sb44champs says: Oct 17, 2016 10:22 AM

    It wasn’t on purpose. It wasn’t out of frustration or nothing. I was just doing my job.”
    ===========================
    Yeah right… 11 sacks last year and with 1 sack in 6 games Short’s on pace for a whole 2.5 sacks this year lol… Yeah pretty sure it was out of frustration

  18. dlc1224 says: Oct 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    Brees shut up, such a cry baby

  19. factschecker says: Oct 17, 2016 10:34 AM

    diminutive? Come on, he may not be as big as Cam Newton, but he isn’t Doug Flutie-sized either.
    ————
    He’s pretty close to Fluties size. Closer to Flutie than he is Cam by a mile.

    Brees is 6′ 209lbs
    Flutie is 5’10” 181lbs

    Newton is 6’5″ 245lbs

  20. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 17, 2016 11:39 AM

    The Panthers will be officially changing the team motto from “Keep Pounding” to “Keep Pouting”.

  21. saintsnutcase says: Oct 17, 2016 12:03 PM

    The cry baby is Camellia Newton. Not so superman aren’t you? No chest pounding when you lost? Too bad the Saints D didn’t smack Camellia and give him another concussion. Hopefully all D’s players try to knock him silly. Oh wait, was it the concussion(s) that made him look dumb or just his baseline IQ?

  22. saintsnutcase says: Oct 17, 2016 12:04 PM

    New Panthers’ fight song: “Camie, Camie, Camellia! Red, gold, and green….”

  23. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 17, 2016 1:21 PM

    Sweet retribution for Bountygate. Signed a Vikings fan.

  24. sb44champs says: Oct 17, 2016 2:15 PM

    Brees shut up, such a cry baby
    ========================
    Translation: Brees destroyed my favorite team many of times…WHAAAA

  25. sb44champs says: Oct 17, 2016 2:17 PM

    Sweet retribution for Bountygate. Signed a Vikings fan.
    =========================
    Okay 5 fumbles…we got ya

  26. lapantherfan86 says: Oct 17, 2016 3:12 PM

    Boo hoo?

    Have fun against Denver, Brees.

  27. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 17, 2016 3:56 PM

    sb44champs says:
    Oct 17, 2016 2:17 PM
    Sweet retribution for Bountygate. Signed a Vikings fan.
    =========================
    Okay 5 fumbles…we got ya
    ——————–
    Ur team did the same to Kurt Warner the week before. Bounties for injuries? Why not just compete fairly? You wouldn’t have won without cheating. I’ll always consider ur Super Bowl win illegitimate, and nothing will change my mind.

  28. iknoweverything2 says: Oct 17, 2016 3:58 PM

    I don’t believe it was just incidental, but who cares. They called the PF, we scored…all is good.

  29. kepickle says: Oct 18, 2016 6:10 AM

    Panthers older woman 5 start to their General Manager David Gettleman he didn’t do nothing right this off season Panthers have 20 million in available cap space

  30. kepickle says: Oct 18, 2016 6:12 AM

    Panthers owe there 1-5 start to their General Manager David Gettleman he didn’t do nothing right this off season Panthers have 20 million in available cap space

  31. ocgunslinger says: Oct 18, 2016 10:00 AM

    kepickle says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:12 AM
    Panthers owe there 1-5 start to their General Manager David Gettleman he didn’t do nothing right this off season Panthers have 20 million in available cap space
    ________________________

    Hard to contribute to the conversation when you can’t make a clear point.

  32. sb44champs says: Oct 18, 2016 10:01 AM

    Ur team did the same to Kurt Warner the week before
    ===========================
    The Kurt warner hit was LEGAL lmao… Quit crying already, Saints nation doesn’t care if you think its illegitimate, we know we won fair and square, not one player hurt in the 3 year so-called bounty period… Facts… LOL

  33. sb44champs says: Oct 18, 2016 10:05 AM

    …and BTW, Vikings would’ve lost to Manning in the Super Bowl anyway

  34. ckruszka says: Oct 18, 2016 12:01 PM

    Vikings fans are the crybabies. Can we help it if Favre threw and Int, and yuor coach had 12 men illlegally on the field. Bountygate was never proven. Goodell used the Saints as an example to try to stave off concussion lawsuits. Just hush already!

  35. sb44champs says: Oct 18, 2016 1:39 PM

    Goodell used the Saints as an example to try to stave off concussion lawsuits.
    ===========================
    Exactly right!

  36. arosspen says: Oct 18, 2016 6:16 PM

    Cry baby? prety sure he was asked about it, and he said it looked like he got punched in the face. And Brees threw a great ball on that touchdown while being popped in the mouth. He’s the cry baby, right, tough as nails, and you’re calling him names from your grandma’s basement.

  37. jedidev says: Oct 19, 2016 12:35 PM

    “Listen, I’ll take the 15 yards [for a personal foul] every time”

    Sounds more like an invitation to give his team a free 15 yards of field position. You people claiming that this is whining are just projecting onto him.

  38. ckruszka says: Oct 19, 2016 3:26 PM

    Brees is as tough and dependable as they come. Quit with the cyrbaby comments.

  39. jbraider says: Oct 19, 2016 10:52 PM

    ckruszka says:
    Oct 19, 2016 3:26 PM

    Brees is as tough and dependable as they come. Quit with the cyrbaby comments.
    _______________________
    Got that right

  40. czello says: Oct 20, 2016 12:01 PM

    He’s tough but he does try to milk the ref’s ala Mr. Rodgers, every chance he gets. The only reason many get upset is the refs listen to Drew and Erin but when others like Cam have a legitimate gripe they don’t get the call.

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