Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell made an appearance on the FnA podcast from FOX Sports L.A. and had some interesting comments. Particularly about New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the hit he received from San Francisco 49ers linebacker 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.”
Mitchell thinks this will lead to others copying Brees and flopping around to draw flags.
“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.”