During the 9:00 hour Boomer and Craig got to pick the brains of two of the better football minds in the NFL today in New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees and Detroit Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz.
Brees was first, and the guys obviously needed to ask him about his historic 2011 season. All he did this year was break Dan Marino’s single-season passing yardage record and play in one of the greatest playoff games of all time. The guys ask him if he’s been able to sit back and appreciate the greatness of that game from an entertainment standpoint despite the fact that his Saints came out on the losing end. Brees doesn’t give a pick for the Super Bowl, but he loves the confidence the Giants are playing with.
Then came Schwartz who had quite the 2011 season himself. All he did was take a perennial loser in the Detroit Lions and turn them into a playoff team with some exciting young playmakers. Schwartz talks about the impact that guys like Calvin Johnson, Ndmaukong Suh, and Matthew Stafford have had on his football team, and even takes some time to address the unfortunate handshake incident between himself and 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh.
LISTEN: Drew Brees
LISTEN: Jim Schwartz