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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NFL Network ranked Darren Sharper as the biggest free agent pick up, for last season. They also have him as the biggest name free agent available this season. I'm not one to usually agree with analysts, but it's funny, that ...

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Old 03-03-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Darren Sharper #1

NFL Network ranked Darren Sharper as the biggest free agent pick up, for last season. They also have him as the biggest name free agent available this season.

I'm not one to usually agree with analysts, but it's funny, that they all agreed that the Saints are crazy, if they let him get away. Everytime I think about this, I feel sick at my stomach.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

I agree...but you have to have some faith that the right thing will be done
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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I don't know...pay the man. Do it year to year...kind of in the rears. If he gets 9 picks next year...pay him again.

Of course...it's not my money...so, pay them all.

You know...I've got what I want. Another would be good, but not necessary. I can die in peace now.

If it were up to me...pay them all.

Tom...you listening? Pay the man...and I need a good deal on a great used car for my daughter...she only has about 2K to spend.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

This is a tricky situation......The FO must be playing their own game of chess and hoping they make the right moves. They did an excellent job last year in the off season. So, even though I'm nervous I have faith that they know what they are doing.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

I'm just not sure what everyone is so worried about. It's almost the same discussion as Vilma last year and some thinking that we should have given up a draft pick to ensure that he didn't get to free agency.

The point that everyone keeps missing is that even as a free agent, Sharper has to make a decision to sign with another team. It's not an obligation for him to leave.

Truthfully he should be very happy right now. The Saints are giving him an opportunity to shop the market and come back with the best deal the market has to offer. No one really knows what that is.

Some other team is going to have to drive up a high price to get Sharper to say "Show me the money!" as opposed to "I want another ring!"

It just didn't make sense for the team to obligate itself to paying Sharper $6.5 million for one year when there is a good chance he shops the market and the best he may get is $7 million for 2 years with a $2 million signing bonus.

There is nothing that is stopping the Saints for offering that $6.5 million for one year.

But why bid against yourself? You see Daniel Snyder with any bling?

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

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I don't know...pay the man. Do it year to year...kind of in the rears. If he gets 9 picks next year...pay him again.

Of course...it's not my money...so, pay them all.

You know...I've got what I want. Another would be good, but not necessary. I can die in peace now.

If it were up to me...pay them all.

Tom...you listening? Pay the man...and I need a good deal on a great used car for my daughter...she only has about 2K to spend.
Whoa there, partner! Even though this will be an uncapped year, a new CBA will be negotiated, and the salary cap will come back. Even though teams can theoretically spend any amount they want on player salaries now, when the cap comes back, and teams have to get back under it; if they have spent too much on salaries, they may have to release players-- players they need to keep-- to get back under the cap.

Just saying that, even though there will be no cap starting March 5, owners are going to act as though there is one, and for good reason.

So, paying everyone is not an option.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:50 PM   #7
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

I hope he's back. Man he was big for the Saints
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:44 PM   #8
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

I think that we will keep him but maybe for less than the 6.5.. something like 4 per will keep him happy....
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:55 PM   #9
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I agree with the-commish a lot of teams may stand fast and treat this under the current agreement.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #10
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Re: Darren Sharper #1

After last season all I can do is trust Sean and Loomis to do the right thing for the team. I find out odd that the Bears have been linked to Sharper, Peppers and Marshall. Where did they get all this money from all of a sudden? In the end, I see Sharper coming back on a 3 yr 12 mil contract and retires a Saint. I do think they need to start looking for his replacement ASAP
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