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Drew Brees Releases Emotional Statement About Blown Pass Interference Call

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a very emotional message for Saints fans after his team’s loss in the NFC championship to the Rams.

The Saints lost after a blown no-call on a very obvious pass interference, and it’s pretty much dominated the headlines for the over the past week. (RELATED: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Could Intervene On The Outcome Of The Rams Vs. Saints Game)

Now, the star quarterback is opening up to the fans. Brees wrote the following on Instagram Monday morning:

I’ve spent this last week navigating the heartache and disappointment from the game. Some things within our control and some outside our control that caused us to fall short. So much of our motivation is to represent the Who Dat Nation with determination and resiliency. We want to play for you, fight for you, and win for you. You deserve that. 
The longer I play I realize that we truly are one heartbeat with our fans. Our success is your success. Our disappointment is your disappointment. We are inspired by one another to accomplish things far greater than what we could ever do on our own. 
Everything that has ever happened to this community, we have bonded together, galvanized and leaped forward every time. 
The frustration we feel now can be channeled in the same way. Pour that passion and emotion into your families and communities. Inspire others with your focus & determination and positive outlook. This will make us stronger, this will bond us tighter, this will be a source for our success in the future. 
There is no place like New Orleans. There is no community like ours. No fans like the Who Dat Nation. I refuse to let this hold us down. I refuse to let this create any negativity or resentment. I embrace the challenge. 
So keep your chin up, hold your head high, puff your chest out because WE are the Who Dat Nation and WE will always persevere.

It was obviously only going to be a matter of time before Brees said something. You just knew it was eventually going to happen.

The star of the team can’t stay silent forever after getting absolutely hosed, and Brees’ statement is pure class. It’s an awful situation. It’s just a brutal series of events for the team and the fans.

It’s absolutely soul crushing. Brees’ role is to unite people, and that’s what his statement tries to do.

 

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As I’ve noted many times before, I’m not sure what the solution is to this disaster, but something has to change.

You can’t have refs out there just blowing games and keeping teams out of the Super Bowl. That’s a recipe for absolute revolt.

The NFL needs to shape up! As for Brees, major props to him for this statement.

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