Watching Drew Brees play football with his kids is good for your soul

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Your dad’s cool, but is he Hall-of-Fame quarterback cool? New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has given us a bit of insight into his parenting style, and it apparently involves lots of pass routes. Behold:


Well, that’s just about as cute as it gets, I don’t care who you are. But we have a few points to make here, of course.

• In this particular session, Brees went 8-for-13, but the five incompletions were almost entirely due to receiver error. One left-handed shovel-pass flick also fell for an incompletion. Granted, there was no defense here, but Brees is accustomed to that; he’s played the Giants and Browns this season, of course.

Drew Brees slings the leather both at home and at work. (AP)
Drew Brees slings the leather both at home and at work. (AP)

• Brees shows quality target distribution to keep all his receivers happy; only one makes a circuit without getting a throw. This bodes well for new receiver Dez Bryant, who’s a man who likes to get his targets.

• Brees’ daughter, lurking in the flats over in the left corner of the frame, presents a bit of a conundrum. Is she supposed to be on defense? If so, she’s giving far too much of a cushion to the receivers. And if she’s on offense, Brees isn’t even looking her way. Perhaps she’s a decoy.

Anyway, this is a great little video and it’ll do your heart good to watch it a few times.

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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