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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It will go down as one of the most entertaining radio interviews I've done. But believe me, defensive end Charles Grant is not laughing at being named the Saints' franchise player. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6492682...

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Grant angry for getting Saints' 'franchise' label

It will go down as one of the most entertaining radio interviews I've done.

But believe me, defensive end Charles Grant is not laughing at being named the Saints' franchise player.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6492682
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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RE: Grant angry for getting Saints

Is it just me or is Grant ticked off?
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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Yea, he sounds ticked.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #4
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Yes, he definitely pissed, but I am not sure why. Does he expect more than $9 million a year? I mean, what is the downside for him of being tagged?

Any chance the Saints won't match and are just leveraging for the draft picks?

With LB iffy and the secondary downright scary, I hate to see Loomis screwing with Grant and Thomas this way.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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The downside is that if he gets hurt this season, he isn't signed to a long-term deal, which could end up losing him a whole lot of money in the future. Basically, it's just risky for a player to keep going on one-year contracts (like the Franchise Tag) because he has no long-term security. I understand why he would be angry if the Saints had told him before that they would sign him to a long-term deal. The guy deserves to be paid.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:49 AM   #6
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9 million for one year, this isnt long term security?
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:19 AM   #7
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kick a bit of the 9 over to injury insurance and beef up your policy. he may have spent that signing bounus already. he knew this was going to happen.
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He's always been one of my favorite players. One year deal - yeah, it sucks. Lied to - again it sucks. But 9 million?... That doesn't suck.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #9
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He's upset because the Saints won't commit to him, and they are more or less saying "We don't quite believe you're worth a long term investment, so we'll have you play one more year here and see what happens. Oh and we're going to prevent you from signing with anyone else too."

I'm glad we did slap the tag on him but I also hope we get a deal done soon so this doesn't carry into the season.

And you can't just say "It's 9 million dollars Charles, shut up." If he blows his knee out this summer ala LeCharles Bentley, that 9 mil has to last him the rest of his life. That ain't a lot for these guys that have no marketable skills other than football.
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And you can't just say "It's 9 million dollars Charles, shut up." If he blows his knee out this summer ala LeCharles Bentley, that 9 mil has to last him the rest of his life. That ain't a lot for these guys that have no marketable skills other than football.[/quote]

9 million for the rest of his life?

That's $200,000 a year for FORTY FIVE years. I like the guy, but I have trouble sympathizing with your scenario.

Mickey is not doing anybody any favors. Long term this will end up being a bigger issue, especially cosidering Smith has got to be the priority, not Grant. Plus Thomas has to be looking at that 9 mill and be fuming over his offer
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