New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be here at 10:15 a.m. ET to take your questions!
Drew is here!
During the Super Bowl, the halftime is significantly longer due to the halftime concert. What did you and the team do during that longer break?
Guys took off their pads. We had sandwiches in there. We tried to just relax. It's not such a quick turnaround. You have to change your internal clock. Take some deep breaths and calm yourself. You have more time to game plan and adjust.
The first time your son spit up on you....save it or wash it Drew?
You gotta wash it! The spit up, whatever kind of milk it is, it doesn't smell very good after a while.
Which linebacker do you think will have a bigger impact: Patrick Willis or Ray Lewis?
They're both phenomenal players. It's hard to believe that Ray Lewis is in his 17th season and Patrick Willis is, what 5th season?, to think that they're 12 years apart, it puts into perspective what Ray Lewis has been able to do. He's such an emotional leader. They're both going to have a huge impact.
OK Drew.... important question here from a guy with two young sons...... Harder to do, win a Superbowl OR watch the boys for a weekend by yourself while Brittany is out of town?
Watch the boys for a weekend. No doubt. It is non stop. At least in the Super Bowl, you get a halftime. There's no halftime watching the boys.
Does it hurt to not be playing in the super bowl when the saints are hosting it?
It's really tough to not be participating. It's hard to imagine anyone playing in the Super Bowl that's not us. We will be great hosts. It's great for the city.
What are your thoughts on the Hornets changing their name to the Pelican's? Like it, hate it for don't care?
Well, our owner owns the team, so I can't say too much. There is some history with the Pelicans. I think that goes back to the 1800s. The Pelicans is the state bird. I'll just leave it as: Strong history.
Who do you think has the bigger advantage in this game over the opposing defense. Colin Kaepernick or Joe Flacco?
Very few times do you go into a game where you have got two pretty dominant defenses as well as two explosive offenses. That's what makes this game really unique.
Drew - it seems like Archie Manning has served as a valuable mentor to you. How often do you guys speak during the season? What's it like when you play against one of his sons?
I have a ton of respect for Archie Manning. Him and his wife embraced me and my wife when we first got to New Orleans. He's been a great ambassador to the city. Occasionally he'll text me to wish me luck. In 2006, he texted me before every week, except when we played the Giants and he said "this week you're on your own."
Ed Reed and Jacoby Jones are both going to be playing in the Super Bowl relatively close to their homes. Do you think that gives them an extra lift or too much of a distraction?
No, I think that gives them an extra lift. It is only a distraction if you allow it to be one. Hopefully their family members are leaving them alone and realize this is the biggest moment of their careers and allow them to concentrate.
Do you know Ray Lewis at all? What kind of legacy do you think he leaves behind?
He's going to go down as one of the greatest LBs to ever play the game. He'll always be considered one of the great leaders in the lockerroom.
Are you touring with One Direction in the offseason?
Have you heard me sing?
Not any time soon. Maybe some backup vocals, but definitely not front and center.
Drew, as a QB, how tough is it for you to gameplan for someone like Ed Reed?
Here's the thing, it's hard to gameplan for him, because he's not where he's supposed to be. You know what the defense is supposed to look like, but he uses his instincts to be where the ball is. You have to be very aware of where he is.
What do the Saints need to imporve on to have a better season next year?
I'm looking forward to being back with my teammates and back with Sean Payton and looking to get better in every way possible.
Drew had to go run off to do another ESPN hit. Thanks for chatting Drew!