He told Brees: "My greatest drive as a player was not to let you down. You're the greatest leader I've ever been around and I admire you so much."
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"Nothing he does should surprise any of us, right? Period," Loomis said. "Look, we love him. The impact he's had on our team, our organization, our city is hard to measure."
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