Ed Reed has strong words for Drew Brees

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Add Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to the list of people who object to the sentiments of Saints quarterback Drew Brees regarding anthem protests.

“I see Drew Brees trying to do his part in keeping black folk down,” Reed said in a video posted on social media. “You’re a straight sucker for that sh-t, Drew Brees. We all got kids so I’m gonna try to mind what I say right now.

“Drew Brees, you’re a straight sucker, man. You’re a sucker for that, bro. Why you think all these young people are out here protesting? Why you think they’re out here protesting? The looting, I can see you speaking on the looting and saying that’s bad, you don’t support that. But why you think all these young people are out here protesting?

“I really ain’t got no more words for you, bro. You’re a sucker, man. Straight BS, man. Straight BS. And for all my Saints fans, for all my New Orleans people who still like your ass just because they want to win games, y’all are right with him. You understand? Drew Brees, you’re a sucker. You’re gonna be a sucker, you understand? Punk, man.”

Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens retweeted the Reed video, with this message: “What he said!

Reed is a Louisiana native, so his words will carry extra weight than if he’d been born and raised in another state.

51 responses to “Ed Reed has strong words for Drew Brees

  1. I’m with Drew. Lets keep it real for a second. Kneeling replaced sitting. Sitting during the national anthem. Okay? That’s what was going on. And when Kaep got shade for that he started kneeling instead. But kneeling=sitting and sitting is just flat out disrespect. I haven’t forgotten. I wish others hadn’t.

  2. Now everbody wants to talk since a man gives his honest opinion. Words don’t get you anywhere. Actions do.

  3. Hey Ed, that flag is what gives you the right to protest! You can be against disrespecting the flag and still support the changes that need to happen. It doesn’t have to be one or the other.

  4. I remember Drew Brees lifting NO out of the hell that was Katrina. He’s been a model citizen, as far as I know , for his tenure in NO. I cannot wrap my mind around the accusation that he is a closet racist. I will respectfully disagree with Ed Reed.

  5. Wow. I guess you can’t speak from the heart on what you believe in anymore. Good for you Brees! Stay true.

  6. Ed Reed can go kick rocks.

    This idea that Drew Brees should have to forsake what he holds dear and set aside his very deeply held convictions is nonsense.

    Embrace perspective. Don’t just dictate your own.

    Disgraceful.

  7. brees has a right to voice his feelings and opinion. he said nothing racist whatsoever. If ed reed wants to twist it into some BS that’s on him. reed looks as bad as the people hes denouncing as he had no problem trampling on bress.

  8. Poor Ed Reed got his feelings hurt because somebody voiced their opinion, and he don’t agree with it..Well would you look at that

  9. Drew Brees gave an opinion, and now he’s being crucified for that. This country has passed the point of no return.

  10. Good for Ed Reed. When no one wants to speak up for minorities, I thank you. Thank you for being the voice of those who don’t have one. And thank you for not being afraid to speak out against Drew Brees. He of the privilege will have hundreds of supporters, but Reed will have hundreds of detractors for standing up for minorities.

  11. Drew has a right to his opinion and i dont understand what Drew’s stance on the anthem has to do with racism. I respect this country and its flag… I hate racism, stupid people and violence, but what does a stance or opinion on the US flag have to do with racism?

  12. Brees states how he feels and is being attacked from all angles. He didn’t make any racist remarks, just stated his opinion. Free speech works both ways, correct? SMH.

  13. Drew went from golden boy to outright kicked to the curb overnight and made friends into enemies, this could get ugly quick if he does not explain his thoughts in person..

  14. Chauvin and the other police officers on the scene disrespected the flag. That is not what the country thinks. The country is against what happened. Disrespecting the flag is the complete opposite of what anyone should be doing. Protest against police brutality, I’m with you. Protest against the flag, no.

  15. Being contentious, volatile over a differing opinion also keeps nation divided. Drew Brees, despite the fact that it was tone deaf – spoke maturely, eloquently and actually pretty diplomatic because he also empathize with the protesters. The other side isn’t responding in kind. Cancel culture, outrage USA wants him to retire, they’re name calling, with 4th grade level sentences. They want everyone to listen, but you won’t get anyone with a shred of dignity to listen to THAT. In other news, the Bucs just became the favorite in the NFC South..

  16. It’s like Brees said something else I didn’t hear. Ed Reed is my favorite all time player but it just doesn’t seem like he’s addressing the things I saw Brees say. Why aren’t you allowed to believe kneeling is disrespectful? Even if the kneelers say it isn’t meant to be, a person may still perceive it to be. How can that overtake all that Drew has done to help minorities? It looks like equality isn’t the goal.

  17. At least people are having a deeper conversation about this stuff. Get it all out in the open . Like a national intervention on all fronts. Too bad it’s taken centuries.

  18. Reed runs his mouth yelling about his and everyone else’s right to sit, kneel or whatever they feel like doing whenever they feel like doing it and bad mouthing Brees for saying that he disagrees with their action.
    Is Reed really too dense to see that he is attempting to deny Brees that which he demands for himself?

  19. Can’t help but notice that Reed himself didn’t disavow the looting that’s been going on himself in this little hissy fit of his.

  20. This is a joke right? People like Reed are a big part of the problem. Just because Drew Brees said he thinks it is disrespectful to kneel during the national anthem, does not mean that he doesn’t support his teammates on the social injustice issue. I am sure he will stand by you (or kneel), as long as it isn’t during the national anthem. Have some respect for your flag and your country that provides you with the opportunity to make millions of dollars to play a game!

  21. Reed, listen to what Brees REALLY said before spouting out more hate!! You took what he said wrong, just like everyone else.
    I would be willing to bed that Brees has done MORE for the low-income black residents of NO then you have. Prove me wrong. Talk is cheap Reed. Prove me wrong!! Brees for 1000 percent sure has done WAY more for the black community in NO then you have. But you keep on tweeting away stirring more hate.
    Check the facts before you pound your thumbs on social media.

  22. Reed comes across as another blowhard that can not speak properly and is discrediting the cause. Some guys just don’t see how bad it makes them look. Brees is being denied the right to exercise his opinion in a peaceful way. How ironic. This is why people have difficulty taking these demonstrations and kneelings seriously. Great cause, terrible messaging and terrible messengers.

  23. hinglemccringleberry says:
    June 4, 2020 at 8:29 am
    Reed, listen to what Brees REALLY said before spouting out more hate!! You took what he said wrong, just like everyone else.
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    So EVERYONE took what Brees said wrong, and somehow that’s not on Brees?

    Its like the widow that’s gotten divorced 7 times and each time its all her husband’s fault.

  24. All this hate. You want to get rid of our problems? Get rid of hateful speech like this from Ed Reed…

  25. You know, both things can be true right? You think it’s disrespectful to kneel for the flag and you think there is racial injustice that needs to be fixed. It’s not a one or the other thing.

  26. Social media is probably the worst thing to happen to this country in the past 50 years.

  27. snowlock2013 says:
    June 3, 2020 at 11:40 pm
    I’m with Drew. Lets keep it real for a second. Kneeling replaced sitting. Sitting during the national anthem. Okay? That’s what was going on. And when Kaep got shade for that he started kneeling instead. But kneeling=sitting and sitting is just flat out disrespect. I haven’t forgotten. I wish others hadn’t.

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    Yeah but what happens when standing replaces kneeling?

    If kneeling replaces sitting and doesn’t show respect, standing replaces it too then must also be ‘disrespekful’

  28. tonyzendejas says:
    June 4, 2020 at 7:12 am
    Reed isn’t wrong.
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    Nor is he right.

  29. So how foolish do you Drew Brees supporters feel now that he admits that he was wrong?

  30. Name calling isn’t the most effective way of getting your point across and that’s all this is.

  31. “The looting, I can see you speaking on the looting and saying that’s bad, you don’t support that. But why you think all these young people are out here protesting?”

    He is one of my all time favorite Ravens, however I hope he isn’t suggesting that looting is a form of protesting. He could have used his influence to tell people to protest peacefully and stop the looting instead of going after Brees. Everyone needs to focus on improving instead of tearing down.

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