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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints reportedly plan to exercise their right to reduce restricted free agent Pierre Thomas' tender if he doesn't sign by June 15. Here we go again. Another team is taking a hard-line stance against a player who has done ...

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

The Saints reportedly plan to exercise their right to reduce restricted free agent Pierre Thomas' tender if he doesn't sign by June 15.
Here we go again. Another team is taking a hard-line stance against a player who has done and said all of the right things while severely outplaying his contract. Thomas would stand to lose $1.1 million if he doesn't sign on the dotted line in the next five days.


not sure what would happen if he doesnt sign. im also not sure what he thinks he is worth. he had this tender on him for quite some time now and no other team even sniffed at him.
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Re: Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

P.T phone home
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Re: Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

More negotiation posturing.
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Re: Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

What they have offered PT is pretty low-ball. That is fact. Whether you agree with him being worth a low-ball contact or not is opinion. Chester Taylor is an aging back and a true backup and his deal was worth pretty much the same - as a reference.
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What they have offered PT is pretty low-ball. That is fact. Whether you agree with him being worth a low-ball contact or not is opinion. Chester Taylor is an aging back and a true backup and his deal was worth pretty much the same - as a reference.
What have they offered him?
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What have they offered him?
Zoey perhaps?
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Re: Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

isnt reggie gettin like 8 mill this season? y'all gotta be kidding if y'all think thomas is gettin anything close to 5-6 mill a year he wants, for a guy who never has a thousand yard season and is part of a 3 rb tandem.. its not goin to happen, pierre is a very solid player but not worth 6 mill a year... this one will get ugly... watch we sign someone else before training camp like a lendale(jonthan sullivan) white before training camp just to make sure we have depth and insurance in case the hold out last past the start of training camp

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Zoey perhaps?
Nah...he'd have signed if that were true...unless he's ghey...

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Re: Saints could reduce PT's contract offer

1st let me say I'm a big PT fan.

2nd I would like to be his agent. I would tell PT we wont take anythin under the average for a starting RB.

PT came to this team as an undrafted RB. He picked this team to come to with its 2 1st round RBs and recently drafted RB that the team moved up to draft. He beat out the drafted RB and earned a spot on this team. For fightin his way on this team he earned a low signing bonus and minimum contract.

PT has played his way through this contract and earned starting RB money. Ever notice they show the starting lineup before the game and it aint the people that run out for the 1st play.

Running Back rankings in NFL for 07,08,&09
Bush #36,42 & 55
PT #70, 40 & 24

I looked up running back averages for the past 3 years in 09 PT had the 6th best average in RBs with over 100 attempts.
In 08 Pt had the 5th best average( tied with A Peterson and S Slaton) in over 100 attempts.
In 07 PT had the 14th best average in RBs with over 50 attempts. He only had 52 attempts in his rookie year 4th on the depth chart.

Career Attempts Avg TDs Fum Total Yards
Bush 488 4.0 17 13 1940
PT23 328 5.1 16 2 1670

I know people dont like stats. They like to formulate total time other defense game plans superstar-speed+draft position/our overall scouting report. I know PT is lucky to be in this offense which enables him to succeed. He is the leading rusher in the #1 offense in the league the past 2 years. He also lead the league in having the least amount of plays with negative yards. Reggie is nowhere near that. Same offense 1 RB gains 1.1 more yards per rushing attempt over 3 years. I think PT should at least earn 1/2 of what the STARTER earns.

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Maybe this is why P.T no phone home


Bush was paid an average of $20,739 per rushing yard and $21,438 per receiving yard the past two seasons. In the same span, Thomas earned an average of $513 per rushing yard and $1,275 per receiving yard
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