WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Without question, one of the most entertaining parts of New Orleans Saints training camp comes at the end of every practice.
The quarterbacks get together and square off in a series of creative challenges -- sometimes joined by coaches like Sean Payton, Pete Carmichael Jr. and Mike Neu.
Though they’re fun at heart, they’re also intensely competitive. That’s been the case for years with Brees and backups like Luke McCown and Chase Daniel -- even spreading over to charity home run derbys.
For the first few days of camp, the QBs were caught up in their own version of skeet shooting -- inspired by a popular recreational activity near their surroundings at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. They’d take turns throwing plastic drink bottles in the air and yelling, “Pull!” before targeting the moving object.
Brees was having fun in the role of narrator -- but make no mistake, it probably ate at him for the rest of the day that he lost out to second-year backup Ryan Griffin.