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Old 03-11-2010, 05:17 AM   #21
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

What he might be feeling is his knee.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:18 AM   #22
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

Originally Posted by Saint_LB View Post
Oh...I so hate it when people give others advice that they themselves would not heed.

The 2nd ring is nowhere in site or on the radar screen compared to the first...and IMO...even the 1st doesn't trump a giant payday. In other words...a ring is nice but you'd be in trouble if you tried to eat it.

I know that there is nobody here that would turn down 5 mil/year at any place on the planet to play for 3 in NO.

Some people are just talking through their heart and not letting their brain intervene, IMO.
What about Sharper's legacy? His life as an active NFL player vs his life as a retired NFL player?
He was a part of the Packers' community and to a lesser extent the Vikes' as well. Canton OH is chock full of Packers. He is not considered one of their greats. Starr yes. Sharper, no.

His time in Minnesota probably won't be his fondest memories, nor will his play there be remembered as his best.

He is a Super Bowl Champion Saint now. He will always be associated with the wonderful feelings that we, as fans have. Our 1st (hopefully of many) Championship! Sharper's 1st too.

We LOVE our players! We are new to this "Champions" stuff, but we are well versed in appreciating our players. Whether it be HOF Saint "City Champ" Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughn Dunbar, Pat Swilling or nearly all that we have seen come and go. We LOVE them! They are Saints!

Darren is in a position to be remembered as a damn good Safety in Green Bay, a good Safety in Minnesota, or a GOD in Louisiana!

His life after football here in La would be pretty nice I think.

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:39 AM   #23
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

Originally Posted by RockyMountainSaint View Post
What about Sharper's legacy? His life as an active NFL player vs his life as a retired NFL player?
He was a part of the Packers' community and to a lesser extent the Vikes' as well. Canton OH is chock full of Packers. He is not considered one of their greats. Starr yes. Sharper, no.

His time in Minnesota probably won't be his fondest memories, nor will his play there be remembered as his best.

He is a Super Bowl Champion Saint now. He will always be associated with the wonderful feelings that we, as fans have. Our 1st (hopefully of many) Championship! Sharper's 1st too.

We LOVE our players! We are new to this "Champions" stuff, but we are well versed in appreciating our players. Whether it be HOF Saint "City Champ" Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughn Dunbar, Pat Swilling or nearly all that we have seen come and go. We LOVE them! They are Saints!

Darren is in a position to be remembered as a damn good Safety in Green Bay, a good Safety in Minnesota, or a GOD in Louisiana!

His life after football here in La would be pretty nice I think.
I understand all that...and they are great sentiments...however, I just don't think the average professional athlete is very concerned...with very being the operative word...about their legacy. I mean...they care...I just think they care about money and securing their retirement more.

The ol' sayin' that "money talks and BS walks" certainly applies here. Again, JMO.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:53 AM   #24
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I totally agree with Sir Psycho!!! Couldnt have said it better
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:32 AM   #25
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

Originally Posted by Saint_LB View Post

I know that there is nobody here that would turn down 5 mil/year at any place on the planet to play for 3 in NO.

Some people are just talking through their heart and not letting their brain intervene, IMO.
Well put.

As far as Sharper not feeling the love, the bottom line is he doesn't really want the love, he wants the payday.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:36 PM   #26
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

Thats to bad. You just can't over pay for someone. Sharper had a great year last year. Do we really think he can repeat it. I do want him back.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:38 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
Well put.

As far as Sharper not feeling the love, the bottom line is he doesn't really want the love, he wants the payday.

agreed with the latter...but to the statement that 3 to 5 anywhere on the planet...BS, location is #1 for me. job's a job, but you gotta be happy where you go home at night. (nfl players can probably fly anywhere, but my point stands).
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I said this earlier guys, and I'm going to say it again. I don't blame ANYONE for wanting to get paid
for a good job done, scheme, or no scheme, HE did the work, not us, and not the coaching staff, or management.
Everyone wants to get paid for their work. If u guys want to think this way, then how about every player, for every
team, get paid the exact same amount? If its a team game, then how about the entire team get paid the same?
We all know that isn't going to happen. Players who get the bigger paychecks, get them because they earned them.
Sharper earned this, I mean COME ON. We were all going nuts over this guy, almost the entire season, and now
we are turning on him, questioning HIS loyalty? This is ridiculous. He did the job asked of him, now he deserves
to get paid for it. That's it.

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Old 03-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #29
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Re: Sharper "Not feeling the love" from Saints

Like I said, Porter and Greer had more to do with his success than he had to do with theirs.
I find it funny how some players b*tch and moan when their team puts the franchise tag, and Sharper was damn near begging us to do it. Now that he has his freedom he is upset that we are letting him test the market. At some point the realization of the situation will become apparent. No team is going to over extend in years or dollars in this economy on a 34 year old safety.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by saintpaul25 View Post
I said this earlier guys, and I'm going to say it again. I don't blame ANYONE for wanting to get paid
for a good job done, scheme, or no scheme, HE did the work, not us, and not the coaching staff, or management.
Everyone wants to get paid for their work. If u guys want to think this way, then how about every player, for every
team, get paid the exact same amount? If its a team game, then how about the entire team get paid the same?
We all know that isn't going to happen. Players who get the bigger paychecks, get them because they earned them.
Sharper earned this, I mean COME ON. We were all going nuts over this guy, almost the entire season, and now
we are turning on him, questioning HIS loyalty? This is ridiculous. He did the job asked of him, now he deserves
to get paid for it. That's it.
Hold on a second, he got paid by the saints last year when nobody else would pay him. He's not worth what he wants. I have no problem with players wanting the big pay day, but don't you dare say that he hasn't been shown the love! We took him in when nobody wanted him, and yes he did an excellent job. So, if he wants to get his ass kicked in Chicago or wherever, go for it Sharp! He's not our future anyway, so get a good front seven, so we have a pass rush. Greer and Porter on the corners, and i'll take jenkins at safety.
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