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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — We attended the Saints interview session in downtown Miami this morning, and it began with head coach Sean Payton and followed by QB Drew Brees.
Brees was as smooth as ever, delivering insightful answers to questions on a variety of topics ranging from the development of Reggie Bush to his leadership role with the NFLPA to his relationship with backup QB Mark Brunell.
But one of his answers to a rather an out-of-the-ordinary question allowed Brees to show his knowledge of world history, specifically as it relates to New Orleans.
Brees was asked what he thinks about when he sees the fleur-de-lis symbol, which alrso serves as the Saints logo. After appearing to be a little surprised by the line of questioning and aknowledging what an interesting inquiry it was, he rolled into quite the educated answer.
"The fleur-de-lis symbol dates back to the French monarchy," said Brees. "So much of New Orleans' culture comes from the time when we were under French rule. That's just a big part of the culture. It's a big part of what New Orleans is all about. So when you look at that symbol, it is the symbol of the city. It's just like when you look at the American flag when you sing the National Anthem and you stare at it, it makes you well up with pride a little bit. When we see the fleur-de-lis, it makes us well up with pride."
Unflappable, that Drew Brees. Now, the only question left to answer is how he handles what Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer throws at him on Sunday.