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The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:16 am
Edited on: February 29, 2012 10:06 am
 
The Saints and Drew Brees are far apart in their negotiations for a long-term deal which could lead to something players despise: the franchise tag.

But before we get into that, let's go down the list of things to like about Drew Brees. He's coming off a record-setting year. He's one of the top three quarterbacks in football. Pretty good, so far. He's an excellent teammate, great leader and solid guy. More? Not a blemish off the field. More? He was a key party of New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina. On and on it goes.

Which is why it's a total mystery the Saints have yet to work out a deal with Brees. A league source says the two sides remain far apart and confirmed an ESPN report that New Orleans might use the franchise tag on Brees on Monday. Now, the ESPN report is slightly deceptive because if a team does use its franchise tag, they have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal and remove the tag.

My point is: What the hell are the Saints doing? I've said this before. There are certain players, only a handful, where you open the vault and roll out the cash. You give them a blank check. Brees is one of those players. Franchising Brees is going to anger him, no question. Players despise the tag because it limits their earning potential. So you've ticked off your best player. For what? Why?

The Saints want Brees and Brees wants to be a Saint, so in the end, Brees will get his long-term deal. It's just that the team is making Brees sweat it out. And that's just plain foolish.
Category: NFL
Tags: Brees, NFL, Saints
 
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:09 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Speaking of the Patriots, they have the power to move up.... I predict they will give their two first round picks (27th & 31st) for the Browns' #5 overall pick to try and get Justin Blackmon. The Patriots need help to stretch the field....

That's one of those trades I highly doubt either team would make.  The Patriots are the type of team that likes volume and having 2 first round picks probably excites them, helps them create more depth and competition within the organization.  With the rookie cap I guess there is a chance the Patriots change their ways and go after a big name kid out of college for once, but I doubt it.

On the other hand the Browns desperately need a big time play maker on both sides of the ball at multiple positions.  Yeah, they need depth in a big way but this team needs a star player that is going to make a difference.  Trading a top 5 pick for 2 low first round picks doesn't make sense to me if you're the Browns. 


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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:10 pm
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Since: Mar 2, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:45 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Taints need to be careful how they handle Brees...After all suscide does run in his family. Never know that the midget just might lose it and go over the edge



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 7:01 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Blackmon won't stretch the field. I don't care what his forty time will be. His field speed is neither slow nor fast thus he won't stretch the field.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:29 am
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Speaking of the Patriots, they have the power to move up.... I predict they will give their two first round picks (27th & 31st) for the Browns' #5 overall pick to try and get Justin Blackmon. The Patriots need help to stretch the field....



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:21 am
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Here's the difference in top Teams with great ownership and GM's.... The Saints should have made this deal wither last year or two years ago. I'm no Patriots fan by any stretch, but they took care of their franchise player (Tom Brady) before his contract expired. If you want someone of Brees' character and ability to be the face of your franchise, you don't risk contract wars; you get the deal done way before he is a free agent. If the contract was taken care of before now, the Saints could have franchised Nicks or Colston to have most of their important offensive weapons off the market..... Wait and see how it plays out....



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:19 am
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Tha Saints would rather have Aaron Brooks back.   Or maybe it is time to hand the reins over to Chase Daniels.  I hope New Orleans breaks the bank on him. This way their salary cap is through the roof.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:52 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

I doubt Brees is ticked off. He knows this is a business. And more to the point, did you ever consider that these reports are just jockeying on the part of Brees' agent to put pressure on the Saints organization? There's a lot of knee-jerking going onvery little real information. I'll wait to see how it plays out before I flip out over nothing.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:33 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

Question- Why?
Answer- $$$$$$$$$!



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:57 pm
 

The Saints are fools for their treatment of Brees

What do you mean by "substantialy more"?
wink, wink... nudge, nudge


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