I guess the good news here is that this does absolutely nothing to my incredibly low expectations for Sunday. I said it before. There's not a single outcome, outside of Brees being completely, 100% percent healthy that would surprise me. He could play on Sunday. He could not play on Sunday. He could sit out a few weeks. He could sit out the year. If you told me he was out tossing balls to his receivers (assuming of course that they can get open against air) this morning I would believe you. If you told me that he couldn't lift the eggs out of the fridge this morning I would also believe you. That's just the way Sean Payton does things when it comes to disclosing injuries to the media. Everything is always fine, until game day rolls around and those players that were fine are in street clothes. That's why I, myself, tend to stay even keel, because until Sunday, and possibly after, we have no idea what is going on. The sky very well may be falling. The roof very well may be on fire. However, until I hear otherwise....
I will say this, if Drew Brees isn't under center come Sunday afternoon then he is absolutely dealing with a major injury. I don't know the semantics behind it. Sore rotator cuff, bruised rotator cuff, who gives a shit? All I know is that Drew Brees doesn't miss games for minor injuries. Hell, he basically played all last year dealing with health issues, and it wasn't until after the season was over that we finally found out about them. Drew Brees makes no excuses, and he will literally do anything to be the one leading his team to victory or, as is often the case recently, to defeat. That is an admirable characteristic to have, especially considering how important he is to this team's success. However, I just can't help but wonder if Drew Brees playing this Sunday is a mistake. A mistake not only for his future on the field, but his future off the field as well. Drew Brees has given us enough, in sickness and in health, that it might be time to worry not only about his shoulder, but his questionable decision making in regards to his shoulder. Recent history says he will play, and my heart says he should play. However, common sense says he shouldn't play, and my mind says that is the best thing for all parties involved. With the way the season is spiraling it might not make much of a difference anyway. I guess the only thing we can do is sit and wait, because there isn't a chance in hell Sean Payton is disclosing that decision until that ball flies off the tee on Sunday.