Jerry Gray remembers Brees in high school
Secondary coach Jerry Gray was an All-American at the University of Texas and still has strong ties to the Austin area.
Gray remembers once watching a high school quarterback in Austin and thinking the kid might make something of himself one day. Well, Drew Brees apparently turned out okay.
"I knew Drew when he played in high school; he played high school right there in Austin," Gray said. "He was a really good football player. Everyone always tended to underestimate him because nobody in the state of Texas recruited him. That's why he left the state and went to Purdue - but we're not going to hold that against him. Drew is a great guy."
On Sunday, Gray will do his part in an attempt to slow down Brees and the New Orleans Saints' top-ranked offense. With Brees at the controls, however, the Redskins' defense will be challenged on every snap, Gray said.
"You see him making tough throws, really accurate even on the move. He's always done that," Gray said. "He's real smart. I think they have done a great job of putting a lot of guys around him that can make tough catches.
"He can throw the ball up to big wideouts, or he can throw it on time. Then you give him Reggie Bush and that just adds to what he can do."
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