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-- we love stories about people who fight through adversity you achieve success.
NFL quarterback Drew Brees is a perfect example chose to -- with a New Orleans Saints as a free agent.
Joining a perennial NFL loser in the city fighting to make a comeback from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Just five months ago he led the underdog -- as everybody knows that -- first ever championship.
In Super Bowl 44 -- counts -- struggles and victories in his new book coming back stronger.
We welcome Super Bowl MVP.
Drew -- true Greg thanks -- -- thank you for being here thank you.
For all of your support for the military by the way for the Marines for the for the navy for everybody -- just done one report.
You've also done incredible work in New Orleans you you really have grown to love that it.
You know my wife and I love the city and New -- -- us in such a way back in 2006 when.
There were a lot of communities are teams that -- opening arms -- us and -- bones was all those places and this was six months post-Katrina -- was going through their fair share of of hard times and you know I really felt like going -- rules was a calling it was an opportunity not only to.
I'll be the quarterback for the football team and try to help you know resurrect that organization also helped rebuild the city in the region did you have a game plan it like a five year plan or so I was I guess it turned out to be four years a little shorter than that but did you have a plan.
To -- the team into a championship well your expectations as a professional athlete and as a player in the NFL special quarterback is.
For the world championship you know otherwise approach -- again.
You're trying to be the best and and and you know for us I think in 2006.
You know the expectations were coming quite honestly we just want to win one game and then -- worry about the next game in the -- about the next game and when you look at kind of that.
Hodgepodge group that we put together and and I say that the most affectionate way because all of us were considered kind of castaways in 2006.
We report free agents from teams that basically it kind of discarded -- said -- you you can't play for us you know maybe there's somebody else out there who can play for a so I think we all.
Gather in New Orleans with with someone of a chip on our shoulder but also.
I think with an appreciation.
For the opportunity that New Orleans had given us not only the organization but the city.
And that's what help Foster that connection that -- with the city and when you're making -- in the NFC championship.
Game that year in 06 I would I had to look at my Chichi was ten section -- was 10676.
We remember to see the FC -- -- -- -- the NFC championship game loss that Chicago.
And really read about right then that you know what next in the C championship game we play and it's going to be in New Orleans sure enough there was Fischer against the vikings we win in overtime that sense of stores in the meantime you had to get a noble -- in injury they look at in my elbow in the pro life here which was unfortunate deal but.
You know sold through as the Marines say through adversity strength.
Afternoon that it was not only drew for the city but it's true for you personally know absolutely and that's why I feel like -- you know in this book I think the that the title coming back stronger is.
Really the way that I live my life certainly when it pertains to adversity because I think anybody -- -- -- of success that has had to face adversity along the way.
-- -- that adversity that creates the opportunity that allows you to be successful and it's what molds and strengthens you and it's and it it is it is truly I think the mindset that's created of no matter what happens in my life if I'm going to come back stronger I'm going to come back -- sound like a marine or -- were -- -- here.
My father was very -- -- some of that trading said it -- DNA I've been around a lot of folks in the military have been on five USO trips as -- that go about ten different countries across the world that.
To visit our our brave men and women greatly appreciated by those of us and I I appreciate them so much and I I have learned a lot from.
New Orleans and and your loyalty to New Orleans brings up the yet in my mind anyway the thought of LeBron James whose course make an announcement today.
Do you think that he owes something to Cleveland to his hometown or should he go as you say.
The reason -- plays is to do the best you can do with the best team you can do to make it as a champion.
Does he owe it to himself to go elsewhere for things you can do what -- better elsewhere or stayed with -- home team.
Well you know that's tough.
I think for any.
You know high school player of the thought of playing in and around your hometown.
I was settings from Akron so I guess is it close enough being Cleveland.
You know maybe there's a -- a loyalty.
And certainly that's his first team and I think we all have a dream when we entered professional sports of being with the team and sustaining.
You know -- success with federal doing well you're retiring at a low and building up with the team rising with us which there's no we -- in there there's no argument that you know he has.
Built that organization I mean there were in the NBA finals not too long ago and certainly he's one of the best players in the league certainly the knicks could use a -- -- why he is gonna have plenty of opportunities obviously everybody's throwing just about it.
All they're -- -- you know try to attract them and you know he's -- -- position and so so it sounds like you're saying okay it's it's okay for him to cut ties with Cleveland.
Well you know it's it's it's nothing like the situation I had with New Orleans you know where in -- New Orleans and took me and when when nobody else would.
It's you know listen he he could have gone anywhere wanted to when he when he first came out you know in the draft.
As the top pick and you know just happen to be through a lottery that we know Cleveland was able to get him but.
As you look at the knicks as you look at the nets as you look at the heat as you -- -- -- -- Cleveland and the bulls I mean they'll have a legitimate shot -- and so I'm -- interest that just like everybody else is what's -- evidence are finally you in New Orleans I mean that -- has become almost unbreakable could it ever be broken you.
Can you imagine you ever playing anywhere else you know I couldn't or for any other coach and I love Sean Payton.
He is a huge reason one in the world Drew -- great to see Amanda book is coming back stronger is you have many times appreciate you coming and thank you thanks.
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