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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think we do keep him. The misconception among the past 5 years is that we aren't big spenders... but the fact of the matter is that we have one of the top payrolls in the league. It's been like ...

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:48 PM   #21
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I think we do keep him. The misconception among the past 5 years is that we aren't big spenders... but the fact of the matter is that we have one of the top payrolls in the league. It's been like that for quite a some time. We take care of our own... which shows as we're known at a top notch classy organization.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:19 PM   #22
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On the flip side, i do think drew makes our recievers look alot better than they are,so we may be able to plug in another tall reciever and get the same production for less money.
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Brees never had a 4,000yd passing season before he got to the Saints, you guys mean to tell me its only Brees making the WRs look good and not the other way around??? We can't at all afford to loose Colston. He has teriffic hands and are a very reliable target. And don't forget he is the ultimate professional, you never gonna hear about him in a situation not relating to something on the field.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:53 AM   #24
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First of all, this is not the kind of conversation you want to have during a potential Super Bowl run. If you want to NOT get fed the ball during the playoffs and Super Bowl run, by Sean Payton and Drew, then go ahead, float this kind of article out there in the media. Your agent will be asked by other teams "what happened" when the game was on the line and they went to Jimmy Graham, Sproles, Lance, Devrey, Meecham, Ivory, the fullback, etc. and your guy you're selling was nowhere to be seen. No faster way to be toast on the Saints than by complaining.

I LOVE me some Marques Colston, now, don't get me wrong, and I think he should "get paid" quote unquote. But Colston could become very mediocre -- meaning middle of the pack, or lower drawer -- and even actually extremely mediocre, if he played for a team that does not have a good quarterback feeding him the ball, and a scheme that lets people "forget" about him, and thus get open, like the way the Saints do now. I mean "PAY THE MAN" is a great philosophy if you could apply it to everybody but...
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #25
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We still have Adrian Arrington and Joe Morgan. We'll be fine. I hate to see him go but I'm sure we'll get along with out him.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:55 AM   #26
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Given a choice, I would keep probably 40 of our full squad without hesitation. But professional sports isn't like that. So players coose to move on or are cut and some of them are long remembered for what they gave us.

But players WILL sign or resign for the Saints becuase of what we are - a major team in the NFL. Did you notice I didn't mention money? Good, because players are more likely to sign for the Saints on lesser money than for those teams that are scraping aound for a winning season. It was always thus.

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:36 AM   #27
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But players WILL sign or resign for the Saints becuase of what we are - a major team in the NFL.
I agree. After all, the main goal of the team is to make it to the playoffs & hope for a Superbowl Win. It all comes down to what is more important to the player at the end of their contract, MORE money or a BETTER shot at winning a SB.
I hope Colston stays tho, he is a beast with exceptional hands and fits our offense well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:04 AM   #28
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I just love the team we have now. Like many have said here I just hope they realize how good they have it before they go to the "show me the money" taunt. It's like changing jobs is the pasture always greener on the other side of the fence? I just hope those that are up for renewal are reasonable. YEah I would want more $$$ but I don't want to be on a losing team either. I do like Colston. He has made some awesome plays for us. I do believe we can find a replacement for him if needed. Would hate to see him go.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:11 AM   #29
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We can't let Colston go, couple people say oh yeah we can find a replacement for him - you can't replace a guy like Colston, somebody that always makes the plays and is a valuable chess piece for coach payton, I think we re-sign him, colston is on his way to becoming the best WR in saints history, we need to keep him
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Alot of Colston's success is a direct reflection of none other than Drew Brees.
I have been thinking that about our offensive line; could Bushrod and Strief start on another contender not named the Packers?

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If the Saints let him leave, and he goes the Falcons (like so many of our players in the past) I'm gonna be pissed!
With Roddy White and Julio Jones, not likely; he'll geaux to the Raiders or Seahawks.

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Once Brees gets paid we might be left with nothing but rookies.
Next Soldiers, please step forward; now we really get a look at our drafting/scouting prowess.
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