Drew Brees got mental reps by watching Saints on TV with play sheet in hand

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not attend Sunday’s game against the Broncos as he continues to recuperate from broken ribs and a punctured lung, but he was in the game mentally.

Brees said he watched the game on TV not on his couch with a beer, but on his feet, holding a play sheet and trying to anticipate what coach Sean Payton would call and how each play would work.

I didn’t sit down. I had my call sheet in hand and as the situations would arise, based on what I knew from the week and our conversations last night, just tried to anticipate what was gonna be called. Honestly, just play the game. I love the game, I have a huge vested interest in what’s happening out there, rooting for guys as well. Couldn’t sit still. It was like I was playing the game,” Brees told Mike Nabors.

Brees is expected to miss a couple more weeks, when he’ll continue to watch intently.