Panthers safety Mike Mitchell told FnA via FOX Sports L.A. that Saints quarterback Drew Brees needs to stop being soft after last Sunday’s game against the 49ers when he was hit in the neck.
“The thing that I hated about the play, the whole thing, and this is what these offensive guys are doing, they’re kind of running with it,” Mitchell said per Black Sports Online. “Drew Brees is throwing a fit in the post-game interview saying how he got hit in the chin and he was dazed, and all this other stuff. And it’s like, dude, the replay clearly shows he did not even touch you in the chin.
“Stop being soft, get up off the ground,” Mitchell said. “You fumbled the football, that’s why the only reason you were acting like you were hurt, is so you could draw a flag.”
Mitchell believes Brees was trying to be dramatic.
“You saw the play with Drew Brees,” Mitchell said. “He did not get hit in the chin. He got hit hard, which he should have got hit hard because we are playing full speed tackle football. And he fumbled the football. And I think that’s really was the reason he was down so long. He was really trying to sell that and trying to get a flag. And obviously it worked, and their team was able to steal a win because of that play.”