Drew Brees: "It's selfish"...
(Tim) Here's what Drew Brees had to say about clinching the most accurate passing season record (70.62 percent) partly through his coach benching him in Game 16. Brees here is comparing the way he got his record to the way Ted Williams got his 1941 record of the .406 season batting average--Williams being offered the opportunity to sit in order to protect the record, but turning it down:
"Everything about (Williams) was great. The hitting, the fact that he left baseball twice to serve in two wars. So when Sean told me, 'You're not playing, and it's not up for discussion,' that was tough. On the one hand, I don't want to set the record by sitting. On the other hand, if I say I want to play because I don't want to set a record this way, it's selfish. So I didn't say anything.''
Gotta love him.