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(ESPN)   Drew Brees may be 35, but he thinks he can play another 10 years   ( espn.go.com) divider line
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2014-07-26 01:42:49 AM  
thebeatofsports.com
Go for it, kid.
 
2014-07-26 02:12:04 AM  

teto85: [thebeatofsports.com image 660x320]
Go for it, kid.


As someone who is slightly younger than that man was when he retired, I can't even imagine what his Monday mornings were like.
 
2014-07-26 07:53:38 AM  
Let's be honest, breesus probably can do that
 
2014-07-26 08:09:51 AM  
He'll get cut from NOLA before that happens.
 
2014-07-26 08:26:23 AM  

teto85: Go for it, kid.


Done in one.
 
2014-07-26 08:33:19 AM  
The limiting factor is the number of hits and the damage done, and Breesus doesn't take all that many hits. It's not like he's Ben Roethlisberger getting teed up and crushed 15 times a game. As long as he can run and throw I don't see why he couldn't play that long.
 
2014-07-26 08:56:12 AM  
George Blanda played until he was 48. And wasn't Warren Moon 45 when he retired?
 
2014-07-26 09:10:32 AM  
Why not? Advances in med tech, rules changes to protect the QB, plus individual outliers. I could see him and some others playing now playing longer than expected.
 
2014-07-26 09:18:00 AM  

thecpt: Let's be honest, breesus probably can do that


Yeah I kinda think he might

balfourk: He'll get cut from NOLA before that happens.


I don't know about that. I could very well see him taking a serious contract cut to stay in NOLA. I think he is a lifer there.

/been wrong before.
 
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2014-07-26 10:05:59 AM  
Favre could have did it....Brees could do it.
 
2014-07-26 10:34:41 AM  
Play? Sure. Be a starter and play at a high level? Not a chance.
 
2014-07-26 10:48:37 AM  

182: Favre could have did it....Brees could do it.


Given the right OL, sure,why not.  I however hope you are not comparing his durability to Favre.  Favre would have played with a broken arm..
 
2014-07-26 11:05:48 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The limiting factor is the number of hits and the damage done, and Breesus doesn't take all that many hits. It's not like he's Ben Roethlisberger getting teed up and crushed 15 times a game. As long as he can run and throw I don't see why he couldn't play that long.


Yep. It's not the years, it's the mileage.  Seems guys who can read the defense at the line of scrimmage and get rid of it quickly invariably have the cleanest unis and most longevity. I could see Brees, Brady and Manning going another 4-5 years if they want.
 
2014-07-26 11:13:07 AM  
QB is a position where that's possible. Losing a step or two isn't that big of a deal for a pocket passer like Brees. Any loss in arm strength would probably be mitigated somewhat by more experience reading defenses.

I'm sure there'd be some decline in play, but even then Brees would still be one of the top qbs.
 
2014-07-26 12:46:17 PM  
Seems like a lot of the elderly QBs like Brees and Brady are in denial about aging.
 
2014-07-26 12:47:15 PM  
Yes, the Saints are hanging out at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia compliments of the douchebag owner who claims to be a coal billionaire but probably isn't since his companies don't pay their bills.

Google Jim Justice.

Guarantee he destroys the Greenbrier Hotel.
 
2014-07-26 01:03:55 PM  
We will see. 4 or 5 more years are not out of the question at all
 
2014-07-26 01:22:40 PM  
At that age the main issue becomes slow recovery from injury.  You just don't heal nearly as fast past 40 as you do before you're 30.
 
2014-07-26 02:02:14 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: At that age the main issue becomes slow recovery from injury.  You just don't heal nearly as fast past 40 as you do before you're 30.


Ayuh. And see the earlier post about not being able to move on Monday.

/The brain says "Go!", and the body says "Chuck you, Farley"
 
2014-07-26 02:08:49 PM  
No he can't.  It is easy enough to say when you are younger, but at some point the body starts to break down.  He has already recovered from one major injury in his career which doesn't bode well for the future.  Until he is 40, I could see that baring injury, beyond that and too many thinks happen in terms of ability, mobility, and salary unless he is willing to be a backup or practice squad type player.  It would be much better for him to transfer to the media or coaching role before his body breaks down and he can do so on his terms with dignity instead of being thrown to the curb.
 
2014-07-26 03:26:36 PM  

Daedalus27: No he can't.  It is easy enough to say when you are younger, but at some point the body starts to break down.  He has already recovered from one major injury in his career which doesn't bode well for the future.  Until he is 40, I could see that baring injury, beyond that and too many thinks happen in terms of ability, mobility, and salary unless he is willing to be a backup or practice squad type player.  It would be much better for him to transfer to the media or coaching role before his body breaks down and he can do so on his terms with dignity instead of being thrown to the curb.


I do think he has the smarts and the communication skills and love and knowledge of the game to become a great position coach or offensive coordinator if that is the direction he chooses after playing. Money shouldnt be an issue for him whatever he chooses. He can do whatever he loves for whatever it pays I suppose. Im not so sure he would be a good head coach though. That seems to take a different kind of unremorseful drive than Drew seems to show. In my opinion all the best head coaches have just a hint of reptile blood in them that allows them to make tough choices in players lives and careers without feeling too bad or looking back. Just my 2 cents but think drew is a tad too soft hearted to be a great head coach ever.
 
2014-07-26 04:30:27 PM  
I don't blame him for thinking that way, and that is probably what you want from your starting QB.

But it is like the warranty runs out when you hit 40.  Recovery takes longer, and somethings you just don't recover from.  For some it starts a little earlier or a little later.
 
2014-07-26 05:12:31 PM  
Well, we'll see.  Hope he keeps spoiling us for the next QBs that'll be traveling through the Dome for a long time to come.
 
2014-07-26 09:22:46 PM  
See no reason why not. He hasn't lost any of his ability. The guy is an android.
 
2014-07-27 11:35:43 AM  
That headline can't be right.  I remember seeing Drew Brees play in college, so there's no way he's 35 now.

He can't be, can he?
 
2014-07-27 12:19:29 PM  
kwout.com
 
2014-07-27 04:52:43 PM  

robsul82: [kwout.com image 451x275]


lulz. He's not paranoid.
 
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