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Brees: Playoff matchup with Brady was ‘inevitable’

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady and Drew Brees will actually do something next week that they have never accomplished in their storied NFL careers: Face each other in a playoff game. The […]

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Brees shaky in return as Saints fall to Chiefs

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees found his rhythm a little too late in his return Sunday from 11 broken ribs and a punctured lung. Brees started 0-for-6 passing with an interception in […]

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Payton: Brees can practice, has ‘a ways to go’

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees has been designated to return to practice, but New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the quarterback still has “a ways to go” in his recovery from […]

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Why haven’t Hall of Fame locks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers won more Super Bowls?

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers secured their legacies long […]

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Brees surprises double-amputee HS QB with call

Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate METAIRIE, La. — Texas high school quarterback Calder Hodge, who plays football despite having both legs amputated above the knee when he was young, received a surprise Skype call from New Orleans […]