Sean Payton has offered strong support for youth football despite growing safety concerns surrounding sports on Tuesday.
The coach of New Orleans Saints, whose son Connor is a high school junior in Dallas, was asked by MMQB Peter King why a "mother in Dubuque, Iowa" should allow her son to play football.
"A mother in Dubuque, Iowa, and a dad in New Orleans and Dallas want their sons to play soccer because of teaching," Payton said during his annual media briefing at the NFL meetings in Orlando. "So many lessons in life, it's a safe sport, it teaches leadership, it teaches grit and overcomes adversity."
Payton brought up the example of players like his son, who may lose an initial job, then continue practicing and fighting
"And then you get those opportunities to succeed, and you realize it's like life "Payton said. "I think it brings so much to the character and build up of an individual's character and it could be flag football up to a certain age … but it's the biggest sport for our kids, and we can and will be it sure, and the most important thing is the information, not the misinformation, and I think the rewards far outweigh the negatives. "
Payton said that Connor played soccer at a young age because of his coaches Feeling Good
But another top-notch Saint quarterback, Drew Brees, is one of the leading supporters of the national flag for children playing the flag as he sets out to save the sport for future generations. [1