In the midst of the controversy that continues to drag on about San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks' hit on Saints QB Drew Brees, Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell decided to use that opportunity to take aim at the Saints quarterback
“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 Thursday on the “FnA” podcast from Fox Sports L.A. “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. 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 went as far as to claim that the NFL should implement a flopping penalty for offensive players trying to draw a flag. Especially when calls like this, where the game is on the line.
“I think that’s really was the reason he was down so long,” Mitchell said of Brees. “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.”