New Orleans Saints players weigh in on NFL’s latest hot-button issue: concussions

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

December 25, 2009, 10:00PM

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been fortunate to suffer only one significant concussion in nine NFL seasons.

It happened in 2004, when he was with the San Diego Chargers, and he got clobbered by the New York Jets’ Jon McGraw. Brees blacked out momentarily and felt plenty woozy and wobbly when he got up. And he remembers how hard it was to focus on the play calls coming in from the sideline.

But he didn’t leave the game right away. He played two more series and even threw a touchdown pass before people started telling him he didn’t look right when he came back to the sideline.

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