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Saints News, 1/31/14: Drew Brees Teaches Stephen Colbert How to 'Own The Room'

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If you didn't see Drew on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" last night, check it out. It's the most entertaining video involving a Saint that you will see until week 1 of the 2014 regular season. During a different interview, Drew jumped on top of Dan Patrick's desk and yelled to the world, "I want Jimmy Graham back!" See what provoked this exclamation below.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Missed <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> on the <a href="https://twitter.com/ColbertReport">@ColbertReport</a> last night? WATCH: <a href="http://t.co/s4kPhQtXaW">http://t.co/s4kPhQtXaW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/AGKndV2zDX">pic.twitter.com/AGKndV2zDX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/429244799615393793">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So do we! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulPabst">@PaulPabst</a>: Drew Brees on Dan&#39;s desk yelling...&quot;I want Jimmy Graham back.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/RGoXBu7XKN">pic.twitter.com/RGoXBu7XKN</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/429276940579528704">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Photos of Drew Brees &amp; Jimmy Graham at the 2014 Madden Bowl last night -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/Y4Dn70vZBl">http://t.co/Y4Dn70vZBl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/2Atk2JWrxP">pic.twitter.com/2Atk2JWrxP</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/429339332999008259">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Asked Emmitt Smith who in today&#39;s NFL he sees himself in. He picked Mark Ingram.</p>&mdash; Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) <a href="https://twitter.com/AKinkhabwala/statuses/429356785938735104">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former pro football player Steve Gleason inspires those living w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ALS&amp;src=hash">#ALS</a>. See how <a href="https://twitter.com/surface">@Surface</a> is <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23empowering&amp;src=hash">#empowering</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a>: <a href="http://t.co/60BX3qJWLP">http://t.co/60BX3qJWLP</a></p>&mdash; Microsoft (@Microsoft) <a href="https://twitter.com/Microsoft/statuses/429318667273506816">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I have to admit <a href="https://twitter.com/AntDavis23">@AntDavis23</a> killed this one. Too funny.. <a href="http://t.co/2IfpkDqWtX">http://t.co/2IfpkDqWtX</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/429346462476926976">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>UPDATE: <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo">@MikeGarafolo</a> with details on a developing story of hotel evacuations in NJ due to suspicious materials. - <a href="http://t.co/YcFD9gVvL4">http://t.co/YcFD9gVvL4</a></p>&mdash; FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSportsLive/statuses/429317132178825216">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Me and my dude marvinjonesjr saw busta rhymes perform flo rida, run dmc... Long night <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyc&amp;src=hash">#nyc</a>… <a href="http://t.co/QbNFvO4h74">http://t.co/QbNFvO4h74</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/429323120043114497">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Super Bowl and NBA All-Star talk on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/AVqslHtdKO">http://t.co/AVqslHtdKO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/429318203341168640">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Get ur praise on <a href="https://twitter.com/SuperBowlGospel">@SuperBowlGospel</a> tonight in NYC! Had a blast last year w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/kirkfranklin">@kirkfranklin</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/teambryanscott">@teambryanscott</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SuperBowl&amp;src=hash">#SuperBowl</a> <a href="http://t.co/OM4wm6z33a">pic.twitter.com/OM4wm6z33a</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/429313305828917249">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ok this rain can get!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/429313157275058176">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Our Draft Class Last Year Was best I&#39;ve Seen Since I Been A Saint Nearly Every <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rookie&amp;src=hash">#Rookie</a> Contributed S/o To Our <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rookies&amp;src=hash">#Rookies</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WHODAT&amp;src=hash">#WHODAT</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/429310713908461568">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/tonyyayo211">@tonyyayo211</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> I like Kyle van noy out of byu, if parys haralson doesn&#39;t come back."Vic Butler Looked Good tho!</p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/429311300062425088">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Is it me or does it seem like every year Da Draft class Gets Weaker? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> Who Do u think We Should <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DRAFT&amp;src=hash">#DRAFT</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/429308204447985664">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Never allow yourself to be out worked by your competition <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhateverItTakes&amp;src=hash">#WhateverItTakes</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/429306402117398528">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goodell says &quot;there&#39;s a lot of benefit&quot; to adding 1 team in each conference in playoffs. &quot;Will continue to get very serious consideration&quot;</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429298081780486144">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goodell asked if he&#39;d feel comfortable calling Native American a &quot;Redskin&quot; to their face. Great question. Goodell talks of polls support it</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429298812054953984">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goodell never directly answered question, because, well, I think we all know that answer. talks about it being a positive nickname.</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429299035477143552">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Found Goodell&#39;s response on the Redskins name question to be weak sauce, personified</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429299346782556160">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On centralized NFL replay from league office, Goodell says might achieve more consistency with it. Competition Commitee may recommend it</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429296194247204864">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>London fans selling out a 3rd game puts the city &quot;further down the road&quot; to getting a team, Goodell said.</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429297064288464896">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check it out!! My company <a href="https://twitter.com/10StarApparel">@10starapparel</a> in full swing production! 1 of 2 facilities that we have. Excited 4 new biz! <a href="http://t.co/7LoFKQhEKh">pic.twitter.com/7LoFKQhEKh</a></p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/statuses/429295188800835584">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Haven&#39;t heard IF the Super Bowl XLVIII has sold out, rumor is tickets are still available? <a href="https://twitter.com/darrenrovell">@darrenrovell</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/429294733144240129">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goodell says no change likely on drug policy in the near future - would take strong science/medical developments for that to change</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429294653834555392">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Make your Super Bowl NFL Faceoff picks on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23XboxOne&amp;src=hash">#XboxOne</a> &amp; track your ranking on <a href="https://twitter.com/surface">@Surface</a> - you could win tickets to next year&#39;s Big Game!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/429294595567255552">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On Rams owner buying 60acres of land in LA, Goodell says Kroenke informed them of it, no plans of stadium development he is aware of</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429293945479520257">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Commish Goodell, at his press conference, says priority in concussion lawsuit is to ensure all $$ in place for the plaintiffs</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/429292219162718208">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goodell opens his &quot;State of the League&quot; press conference with a defense of New York/New Jersey as a Super Bowl host <a href="http://t.co/iQAqN459Hi">http://t.co/iQAqN459Hi</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/429292142066798593">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Elle and I are hitting these NY streets! She&#39;ll be a star one day so I gotta get her ready for the… <a href="http://t.co/NbcSHqdR3u">http://t.co/NbcSHqdR3u</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/429291493501968384">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Suppose to be appealing my fine today pray for me </p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/429276789920129024">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I left my guitar in New Orleans this was suppose to be the offseason when I learn how to play it</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/429273621056335872">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronRodgers12">@AaronRodgers12</a> winnin Bart Starr Award. Cool breakfast celebrating service &amp; fball. @superservicechallenge <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23superservicechallenge&amp;src=hash">#superservicechallenge</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/429266764321808384">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC">@SaintsCSC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/xpin3appl3">@xpin3appl3</a> Thanks, switching now!! Wow Drew has had more media exposure then ANYONE this week! LOVE IT! LOVE HIM! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Karen (@nolagirl829) <a href="https://twitter.com/nolagirl829/statuses/429108542998470656">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Drew Brees 'owns the room' on the Colbert Report | NOLA.com
The Saints quarterback continued his rigorous media appearance schedule with a stop at Comedy Central

Watch Drew Brees’ appearance on ‘The Colbert Report’ | Black and Gold
Colbert pressed Brees into revealing who he picked to win the Super Bowl. Brees didn’t give in, though he told David Letterman on Wednesday that he’d like to see Peyton Manning’s Broncos defeat Russell Wilson’s Seahawks, who beat the Saints twice this season.

Drew Brees goes threatrical about Jimmy Graham | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
"I want Jimmy back!" Brees shouted atop the desk of Patrick, whose show airs on DirecTV’s Audience Network. "I want Jimmy Graham back!"

Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints stands on table to support Jimmy Graham - ESPN
Earlier this week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was accused of failing to help teammate Jimmy Graham's free-agent cause when he described Graham as a tight end instead of a wide receiver.

Drew Brees: 'I Want Jimmy Graham Back!'
Drew Brees: 'I Want Jimmy Graham Back!'

Former Saint Morten Andersen's Hall of Fame chances, and who has the Super Bowl edge: Black and Gold Today - Video | NOLA.com
Sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder give their Super Bowl analysis and predictions, plus would the Saints have a chance against the Broncos at Metlife Stadium? And see this week's trivia challenge winner.

Seattle's Russell Wilson looks to follow Drew Brees' Super Bowl blueprint | NOLA.com
Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the blueprint for Russell Wilson to succeed in Super Bowl XLVIII

Ranking Saints needs: No. 7 Edge rusher - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A position-by-position look at where the New Orleans Saints stand heading into the 2014 offseason – ranked from 1-12 in order of the team’

Ranking New Orleans Saints needs: No. 6 Safety - ESPN
A position-by-position look at where the New Orleans Saints stand heading into the 2014 offseason – ranked from 1-12 in order of the team’

Ranking Saints needs: No. 5 Off. tackle - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A position-by-position look at where the New Orleans Saints stand heading into the 2014 offseason -- ranked from 1-12 in order of the team’s nee

David Hawthorne: 2013 season in review
David Hawthorne started 15 of 16 games in 2013

Justin Drescher: 2013 season in review
Justin Drescher played in all 16 games in 2013

Get to Know 2013 New Orleans Saintsation Holly
Video bio, photos and Q&A 2013 New Orleans Saintsation Holly

2014 Madden Bowl
Associated Press photos of Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham at the 2014 Madden Bowl.

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NFL News

Reggie Bush wants to play at least five more years | ProFootballTalk
"I feel good at this point, obviously I’m saying that because I’m not getting hit right now," Bush said with a laugh. "I still feel like I can go, I don’t know how many years left, god willing I can play at least another 5 years. I would love to get at least another five years in."

Roger Goodell dances around Redskins name question | ProFootballTalk
While insisting the league is interested in hearing feedback from those who oppose it, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave no indication he didn't support Redskins owner Dan Snyder's position on his team's name.

Goodell opens press conference with defense of Super Bowl host | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opened his annual "State of the League" press conference with a defense of New York/New Jersey as a host of the Super Bowl.

Goodell on future Super Bowls: We need to get into as many communities as possible | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell kicked off his press conference in New York City on Friday by poking fun at the intense focus on the weather for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Goodell unaware of "stadium development" plans at Hollywood Park site | ProFootballTalk
At his annual Super Bowl press conference Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he was aware Rams owner Stan Kroenke had purchased 60 acres of land outside of Los Angeles, but Goodell also said he did not know of any designs on turning the sizable plot into a potential new stadium.

Goodell sees "a lot of benefits" to expanding the playoffs | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sounds like a man who wants to see more teams in the playoffs. "We currently have 12 teams qualify for the playoffs, as you know. We are looking at the idea of expanding that by two teams to 14," Goodell said at his State of the League press conference.

Goodell: NFL’s opposition to legalized sports gambling isn’t changing | ProFootballTalk
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell affirmed Friday that the league remains committed to opposing further legalization of sports gambling. "As you know, we fought legalized gambling, sports gambling, for a long time, most recently here in New Jersey, and I would see our position in the same vein going...

Suspicious substance mailed to New Jersey hotels | ProFootballTalk
Packages containing a suspicious white powder have been mailed to at least five hotels in the area surrounding MetLife Stadium, site of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born
It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was known at all, as a Game Boy-playing Aussie curio who did things like lick his male publicist's earlobe "to reward a suggestion." Today, of course, he's a sports media eminence, and how he became one has at least something to do with his phone call that day in 1994.

No matter the outcome, Manning's legacy fully intact | wwltv.com New Orleans
When Peyton Manning takes to the field early Sunday evening at MetLife Stadium for what will be his third Super Bowl, some will claim he has about four hours to save his legacy.

Six ex-Bears file "Super Bowl Shuffle" lawsuit | ProFootballTalk
Six players on the 1985 Bears have filed a lawsuit over the use of their famous "Super Bowl Shuffle," saying that the proceeds from the song should go to charity.

Troy Aikman says he has no problems related to concussions | ProFootballTalk
One of the major focal points of the documentary League of Denial was that former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman suffered a concussion so severe in the 1994 NFC Championship Game that he had to be hospitalized, and that he then played in the Super Bowl anyway.

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Video

Drew Brees - The Colbert Report - 2014-30-01 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees shares the challenges of being an NFL quarterback, his secret to "owning the room" and his Xbox game, "Playoff/Faceoff."