And WL IMF and dot com Christian -- here at saint quarterback Drew Brees getting settled in to the podium I get ready to preview. The Dallas Cowboys and their matchup this Sunday and it Jerry's world new kick off right here on a WWL saints quarterback Drew Brees that -- -- Tony Romo -- to the list. Talk about Texas quarterback and don't believe right moment -- not a. Yeah actually summary things like grandparents semi had an article. Producer in Dallas paper couple weeks back. Penny and realize it at that at that time until I read the article but. There's your second nine starting quarterbacks -- from -- from the state of Texas and -- through ballistic guys. And in addition this year that it I got pumped up a little bit obviously with the RG three Andrew Luck. -- fall's gonna take yours -- starter Philly and be there might have been one other you know young guy but. There's that I couldn't believe it you know there was nine out of 32. So you know that's obviously -- the whole state of Texas takes pride in. In football and you know they -- they run a lot of those high school programs like college programs have the facilities. That way in the coaching staffs and yeah obviously it's very highly recruited state you know when I went up to Purdue we were kind of the first crop of Texas guys going up there at least by class or -- -- Texas guys on the team and by the time we left I think we have about eight -- Victoria Texas guys you know so there's just. They're such. This is so vast amount of guys and obviously. Texas and take Sam and blow it -- the -- kind of take your pick but so many are -- state not Oklahoma Oklahoma State. Missouri in the Big Ten. So. Obviously some we take a lot of pride in that I guess especially the quarterback position in particular. Just seems like there's becoming more and more. -- -- Just. I think definitely not definitely not those kind of numbers -- And chairman of the saints in particular. Interest the -- the circumstances surrounding that or. You know I I just hope I can Republicans throw like guy like I'm used to. I like Iowa once dead and they're coming off an injury and -- would go to win some games and -- play in place for awhile. I have a step back do. You have a twelve step back until. Somebody tells you the season's over. How well does -- playing right now and occasional hot team again this season -- of the challenges associated with -- at my disposal. Yeah and their plans for a lot you know they're they're playing for a playoff spot and a division division championship. So we know we're gonna get their best performance. You know for us. You know despite the fact that we've got this you know. Very small chance still at the playoffs. But I guess all but eliminated. We still have a lot push for two. Couldn't -- the guys we have in the -- we wanna finish the season and I think our mindset towards building a foundation right now for what we're gonna be accomplished in the future. Puddle of water how. That's where our spirit. -- -- representative Spencer is a produce guy. Yeah those those guys have had a -- success this year didn't get after the quarterback they've got. -- Thomas Sachs may be a ton of pressure. You know even just with their uniform and Russian. And that -- shoot 34 scheme you know something different that tell you gotta gotta be able to prepare for and be ready for their multiple fronts that they they'll show you at times so. You just that's every communication and certainly no where those guys are because they can they can change your game pretty -- -- -- For the next. It's very challenging. It's very challenging. -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- his -- -- performance so -- they were we enjoyed the -- went for 24 hours and and now it's on the next challenge and I guess what was it was it was it Joseph DiMaggio. Or maybe just Lou Gehrig. Or great Yankee players you know back -- -- day was asked why he played so hard when he went out there. And he said because there is some famous fans who say you watched me play the first hour. And I only give them the impression. I've -- And so I think it's someone of that mentality. There's always some proof there's always a challenge to be met. And you know there's always somebody discussion across their stereos come -- so you what you wanna make sure that your. You could force your best effort them. Certainly I think we're what we're trying to accomplish as a team to. He'd -- -- just can't have a down he can have a down game you know I know we've had touched tough stretches of time this this season I've had tough stretches. But it's all about how we want a fresh. Saints coach -- bit -- since quarterback Drew Brees here on WWL. Your passion. And it -- me. Yeah quote unbelievable his his attitude and just how positive he was -- mean that's such a traumatic event I mean something that. You know anyone who's ever played football community viewed -- put yourself at that risk and yet. You know for for it to happen to a guy like that who is who such a well loved down as team. I mean. Federal cause talked to coach players couldn't say enough great things about -- -- that walker isn't. To go there and his family. Sister and her her little baby. You know just kind of being. -- part of their lives are a little bit you know that was some of his great that we can endorse or support for him let let him know we're thinking about a month diehard saints fan you know and I guess it's ironic that he's you know and it has it that the -- Atlanta -- -- -- work. How bright falcons country and but but do yet do you welcome to restore -- she's -- All Saints here and who red jerseys there they -- and you walk in Israel so. He certainly is supporting us some. You know we we we wanted to know. How much north -- about him and me you. You know -- well there was there was it was before the falcons game unfortunately you know he was talking about how much yours to be -- you know we've even the first time unfortunately didn't get from that time but. Not just to know that. You know despite everything he's been through you know still such a positive attitude. There's talk about how he's going to be going back to you know go back to school and how he's gonna. Which -- back on the field and you know so his his mind is there's already thinking about you know overcoming the next challenge. No you don't win games obviously but that's the big picture guys you. Syntax in town and I wonder what's gonna happen -- -- -- Graham no I don't think about a -- worry about it I truly believe that he'll be here they're all sorts of south. But -- everything else going on you know really really trying not to think about the things that would just be distractions of the -- Hear reports saying. Certain things I mean aren't you going through this and had a contract negotiations between the kids obviously opens people's lives and sister kind of -- the panic -- you for this kind of understand why it's such. Well yeah sure ocean there that are absolutely good. We also know how the -- sources thing works or. I've spent doing. Sources say. Sources could pretty much say whatever you want to mistake. Because you really have to be accountable for itself. I'm like this and I'm not worried you know I'm not worried I'd be I'd be shocked if he wasn't here next year. But there right now there's formula things for us to think about more about plus the season ends we'll. We'll get back to that. -- -- -- And where I -- -- are. This is -- hair. -- -- -- You know you you always assume OK or hit the ball and inventory -- them and then this is this is Howard Americans you know approach certain. You know all of a sudden if your backed up you know might change you know inside your -- five -- if all of a sudden you you know you get to turn over a big returning your inside they're torn and maybe changes. But for the most part of your -- of the field like you are. Most of time he's script out. Maybe your top ten placed -- fifteenth -- top -- at times. You also talk about a third down this is what we wanna call short medium long. You know him and you pretty much all the lists -- as it as it is listed in them until there's a situation where they and you plug in another play or. You saw something that just goes to get you this play this may midway down the Vichy era right now. Well yeah it's it's something that obviously just to look at study. You know really visualize. Every look that you can possibly get and -- -- and -- the great you know there's some great teams that I literally prepared for the Texans you know last year. Just the talk of how fast they started and how well they are with her first fifteen and you know Atlanta has been that way and there's other teams so. There's teams that do have very well certainly we wanna be wanna seem to think we have been in the past. And Thomas call sheet for high commissioner thank. You need to do you -- like. Graham this supersonic. Superman vision to see that there -- the script how small the script is the failure of all the plays months. I I I wouldn't venture to guess -- and shouldn't count -- at some point but there's so many variations to different plays through it. Yes but formations personnel groups that kind of thing and if you really added everyone. Here in the hundreds and hundreds of place. It's a right. Well I'm I don't know if it's hot Agassi -- -- Plan and down in Miami for the national championship so -- -- -- get a lot of questions about his dolphins FaceBook. I mean. Ahead. Yeah I mean and I I'd I'd I'd say the biggest difference between you know first all say this I got a lot of respect for coach Saban and I felt like he was an honest with me closed down there. But they are so like when I was here annoyance there was I was embraced. I was given confidence that you are guy and we we know the situation room but you we believe you're gonna come back clearly this team's community. The impression I -- I was there was. You realize -- We're just master and -- I got this have this sense that I was being evaluated every second I was there in the united. I spent an entire day doing physicals on doing -- MRI contrast where they you know -- inject those saline solution your arm in fact I sent MRI two for two hours it was miserable. I had Neil stuck come armed to to check from I guess if -- nerve damage and I mean I was just poked and prodded him. You know and so the whole time just like we're not sure when I assure him aside and I wanna go somewhere -- -- you know some believed in me is. Much is ugly to myself but you know I needed that at that time this post two months into a month three have died in. I heard -- that you know so it's that I didn't -- my physical how would the past anybody's physical I was too -- -- a luxury. I couldn't lift my arm fast here in town so. Percent of all -- no way of supposed to. He's in Alabama. Played first third national I don't think TV I don't think -- trade it for the world I certainly wouldn't trade -- for the world so brokered. It takes quarterback Drew Brees here on WWL IMF -- dot com. -- well I mean. It's yeah I think kind of scale that back in arming terrorists. There is an offer -- -- there was kind of catering service to maybe in I'm so. And I'm pretty. What no no. But the like a set I described -- the feelings and emotions that I had you know for both places in the feelings of certainly I got here from every want him. -- -- -- -- -- Yeah how this is this is funny. Saws and mr. Johnson -- and I am there's a guy who handled his business card to somebody gets a man. -- someone back he said you know my and so and so -- work for a company down in Corpus Christi. Mike Gravel or Kosher Portland bright us their course first occurred -- high school for. Twenty years. And he says I've played your grandfather. Used to give us water during two days. And hours -- and sort of disarray is just like brother and his Russian memories you know me and my brother used to go to Aaron we -- with my grandparents for. -- weeks at a time during the summertime during tour days and we go out there and Mike Gravel serve like this green electoral light water is kind of funky and reveal their -- brother Obama can give me guys and toss them on the side and just thought that was the greatest thing ever. You know being a part of them watched -- coaching going to. Going to his games and here's an extremely successful high school coach coach for thirty years from 1950 to 1988. And then retired him. This out on his ranch in east Texas and -- -- -- my grandmother still lives doing great and they're just so much suit me as a kid you -- -- sports everything grandparents were a lot of those offense and it always coaching me up encouraging me and -- Did you hear the conversations about their. The McGrath a left a message after this last game and can say anything about the passing nothing. He said. -- -- you take off and run on that warrant had made me so proud. This year they are all reservists. Option rich or miss in that -- traps him. And you know my my my uncle Marty through he always was with his arm playing -- Texas. -- Darrell royal. Brand wishbone there in the seventies with the Earl Campbell and -- -- crew and so. Killers wasn't gonna take off from round. But he agrees that the slide parties -- you know you might -- I'm sure. You know what's. He came he came to the Atlanta game this year. So using that make it out to one game here -- beyond -- it's harder for him to travel. But. Let's and he still he still walks from a ranch and he still you know he's got about 100 had a cattle guy doesn't help them -- it. As he had his way he'd be you know. They -- -- toss some you know good. The feed out for the 2000 doing everything else he kind of walks around and structural yard delegates who -- more now but now he's unbelievable. No I heard he was here though. Pretty -- I'd I did not cross -- -- -- met him many times. -- you know from tired you know again. These are creepy Nike do you shake hands if you ever pay you back now. You said tiger I was like guys you're here on the nicknames. Yeah grab. No I mean -- obviously might. -- -- my -- -- -- two -- is but I guess I got a pretty -- affiliation to -- it would work out their during the -- everything else I feel like I'm an honorary member. They've been really good to us and obviously CJ being over there and -- some of our other coaches. Guys have been in this building before. But yeah I mean. Obviously I I'm I'm I stay really tight with my Purdue. You know program. We've got to we've got a great group of former players and -- we got a new coach this year and real love the coach there was their prior but you know -- I think we all stay very very involved -- It's correspondent you know I don't know make those calls -- You know try to get guys get guys recruited that's that's kind of fun exciting for. Me. I'm their vast. -- All of the above. Perhaps but a bit I mean I I I have not even tougher second and he wouldn't be here. -- -- -- -- I haven't talked to him. But not I haven't even thought of respect that he wouldn't be here. Okay. Yeah I was growing up I salute their group blossoming -- like born in Dallas -- Dawson and 86. And look I mean love child voice -- step training camp saint Edward's university which is an awesome site go to training camp. Watch DR drive around in his black Mercedes or golf cart. You know Troy in the fellas. You know win all the Super Bowl -- you know you gather around Thanksgiving Day and you're even Turkey much Macau is Damon and going out. -- -- on implanted we'll tackle football game your own yard. When asked what it was all about three was. Saints quarterback Drew Brees sizing up his a press conference here on a WWL for some quite a bit complex of course. -- the dominant one of the reports about Sean Payton is take coach to -- their coach I said look he has he given a thought the -- people not be here he said -- be shocked if he's not be in not here. Next season. Pushing guys out here at -- can't possibly back to spud McConnell. Our Christian thanks a bunch we'll open up a lot for some of the comments said Joseph bit injury Brees made as well as whatever else was in the pot right here. We'll step away for a second player we'll catch up come back here and start taking your calls on -- semi WW get a cup of coffee we're gonna talk.