While quarterback Drew Brees dodged a major scare when he found out he didn't have a torn rotator cuff, right tackle Zach Strief still wants it to be known that he feels pretty bad.
According to Christopher Dabe of The Times-Picayune, Strief actually apologized to Brees for the hit that injured the quarterback's shoulder on Sunday.
"It's your biggest fear as a lineman, especially with a guy like that, is letting him down," Strief told The Times-Picayune. "I wouldn't be telling anybody anything new or secretive if I told you it was me. I said sorry, and of course (Brees) handled it the way you'd expect."
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"You're letting your guy down and your team down and it's disappointing," Strief said.
Obviously, Strief has plenty of motivation after allowing two sack-strips to defensive end Jacquies Smith. It's a wait-and-see game at this point on Brees' status, as fans hold out hope that their star quarterback can play in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.
(h/t The Times-Picayune)