Drew Brees has given his heart and soul to New Orleans. As you can imagine, he has taken the recent NFC Championship loss to the Rams harder than anyone.
After an entire week of silence (aside from his post-game interview), Drew Brees addressed the Saints Nation this morning. In the usual Drew Brees manner, the letter is thoughtful and heartfelt. It makes you proud to be a Saints fan and proud to stand behind this team.
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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.
New Orleans Saints fans around the city have shared their upset over the “non-call” that possibly cost the Saints a chance at the Super Bowl.
But we haven’t let it get us down! Saints fans have (in true NOLA fashion) already begun planning a Boycott Bowl with several local artists.
“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.”
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