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Old 02-23-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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Good move by the Saints. Very wise decision to let him test the market. I suspect he will get a couple decent offers that the Saints would be willing to match, there is just no way to justify locking him up with franchise tag and paying him 6.5 at this point. I know he had a great season, but as all older veterans go, you never really know when the body will break down. My guess is he will eventually get a two year deal from the Saints.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:54 PM   #12
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

He's gonna sign 1 more year. It's all hear say.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:21 PM   #13
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

Drew Bree's new contract = Can't overpay for anyone else on our roster.

I trust SP, GW, and Loomis to make the right call on this.

He's a good player, but I have a feeling Gregg Williams has a nice little list of players he can insert at FS and get similar results from.
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

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Good move by the Saints. Very wise decision to let him test the market. I suspect he will get a couple decent offers that the Saints would be willing to match, there is just no way to justify locking him up with franchise tag and paying him 6.5 at this point. I know he had a great season, but as all older veterans go, you never really know when the body will break down. My guess is he will eventually get a two year deal from the Saints.
Exactly.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #15
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

I love Sharper and hope we find a way to keep him, it's going to be tough, im surprised.. VERY Surprised Charles Grant wasn't immediately released or used as trade (if he has any left), that would clear up some room, and probably let go a few other scrubs, we need to make sure we keep our defense happy, if we can have Sharper and Will Smith as Vets along with Vilma, etc as leaders omg!! we'd be building for a dynasty.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

i hate to say it but sharper was reaching/ hoping we put the tag on him to get that last big payday then possibly retire after next season. but loomis knows what hes doing. if sharper wants to play for a winner which he came here in the first place for he'll be back again, just not for the 6mil plus he were reaching for. we love ya darren but you have to respect the organization for what were doing for you.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #17
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

I just have a feeling that Malcolm Jenkins is getting closer to the middle of the field every second that goes by...
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #18
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

Originally Posted by MatthewT View Post
Good move by the Saints. Very wise decision to let him test the market. I suspect he will get a couple decent offers that the Saints would be willing to match, there is just no way to justify locking him up with franchise tag and paying him 6.5 at this point. I know he had a great season, but as all older veterans go, you never really know when the body will break down. My guess is he will eventually get a two year deal from the Saints.
I agree.
At this point, Loomis has proven to be the best GM the Saints ever had.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:32 PM   #19
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

Did Chicago cut Bullocks yet?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:55 PM   #20
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Re: Sharper puzzled by Saints' decision to let him test free-agent market

sharper was pretty pedestrian aside from the 9 INTs which led the league

thats why he wasnt considered for the Defensive MVP honor

sharper had an outstanding season and his returns for TDs came in crucial moments of games

but we also had several other players with defensive TDs including the 1 in the super bowl

i expect to have sharper back....there was no reason to franchise a veteran with 1 or 2 more years left when we have more important issues like 2 starting offensive linemen
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