As Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' 52-year-old record of consecutive games throwing a touchdown, not everyone enjoyed the historic moment. Hall-of-Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw wasn't happy, according to a Yahoo! Sports story.
Bradshaw told a New York radio station he didn't care for Brees asking the NFL for special consideration to allow suspended coaches Sean Payton and Joe Vitt and Mickey Loomis, the suspended general manager, to be on hand to watch him break the record in the Superdome.
Bradshaw blasted what he thought was an emphasis on individual records and individual performance as opposed to winning games -- something the Saints hadn't done before Sunday night.
"I'm not much on that stuff … I'm not into records, fellas. I'm just into winning football games. [The Saints] hadn't won a game … I'm not into records, I'm into winning Super Bowls … These things aren't important. We lose sight of why we play. We play to win and to win championships, not to break records," Bradshaw was quoted. (See full story.)
Brees responded to Bradshaw's criticism, telling the NFL Network: “There’s no person that's a bigger part of that record than Sean Payton. Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt, all the coaches on suspension right now, I felt it was very important for them to be there. They’re as big a part of that as anybody and it made for a historic night and I was very glad for them to be a part of it.”