Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell (21) reacts at the end of the game. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 24-20 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers S Mike Mitchell Calls Drew Brees Soft


The quarterbacks in the league are protected a little more than the rest of the players in the league. Big name quarterbacks like Drew Brees might get more calls just because he is Drew Brees. It happens.

Carolina Panthers S Mike Mitchell is sick of it and he feels that Brees is soft and flops on some plays in order to draw some flags. Here he is talking about Brees getting hit by Ahmad Brooks:

“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. “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.”

“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.” – AM 570 Radio

Soft. Those are fighting words.

He was right though. He didn’t get hit in the chin, but I don’t know about a flop. Brees was murdered on the play. He looked like he almost lost his head. Brooks should not have been fined on the play, but I don’t think Brees flopped.

Now, is he soft?

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  • Chris Floyd

    That’s right Mitchell …Im sick of all these qbs crying and lying…15 years ago he would’ve been called a pansy for crying when he got hit ….nowadays its the norm to cry foul when you get hit ….I guess everyone needs a Superman for their quarterback like Carolina has…our quarterback runs through tackles and it takes a few defenders to bring him down…..#Camisthefuture ……………………………GO PANTHERS

    • http://www.crabapplelane.net/blog/ Rob

      If a quarterback IS going to cry, he should sit on the bench with a towel over his head.

      • octavia a henry

        You are describing cam that’s what he use to do I guess he has grown up.

  • Chuck Quinjr

    Mike Mitchell needs to smoke less rope ..! He’s obviously delusional, or stoned.! Guess Bress faked all that blood coming from his mouth, too .!! What an idiot ..!

    • adfads

      It is FOOTBALL…. Grow a PAIR.

      • Chuck Quinjr

        You need to keep my balls outs your mouth.! Maybe you wouldn’t be so supportive of illegal hits if it were your teams QB.!!..whoever that is.!

  • dwestwing

    Drew Brees is not soft. Any QB will go down when a 300 pound guy has a big arm wrapped around his neck. Tackle him within the rules and you have nothing to WHINE about, you big baby. If not, then go do another sport that has no rules.

  • steve d byrum

    Give it a rest, if it was your teams QB you would have an issue with the tackle too. Most of you are acting like it a double standard.

  • Al Martin

    who cares wat a safety says from Carolina says

  • octavia a henry

    All of this because of Stephen A Smith and Ray Lewis haten Asses. Hate on btches!!

  • octavia a henry

    Ray you should be the last one to talk fake Christian!!