Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell thinks Drew Brees needs to "stop being soft."
Appearing on the "FnA" podcast from Fox Sports L.A., Mitchell directed his comments made on Thursday in reference to the recent hit 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks delivered to Brees that drew a fine.
Here is what he had to say on the matter and about Brees.
“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. 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.”
Aside from saying that he thinks the penalty cost San Francisco the game, Mitchell also indicated that he would be in favor of the NFL implementing a flopping penalty, similar to the NBA, when offensive players blatantly try to draw flags.
“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.”
Via USA TODAY