Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Colston will not take a hometown discount from the Saints

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Crusader 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 ...

Like Tree20Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #41
Merces Letifer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,326
Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
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.
In one word, Schottenheimer
Tobias-Reiper is offline  
Old 12-28-2011, 05:06 PM   #42
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 11,022
Blog Entries: 5
Originally Posted by thebdj View Post
Nothing against Colston, he's quality, but a rookie will serve us equally well and asking someone like Meachem or Henderson to step up and finally seeing what Arrington or Roby may have to offer is not out of the question.
Nothing against Meach, Henderson, Arrington, or Roby, but I couldn't disagree with you more.
saintfan is offline  
Old 12-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #43
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 17,309
Blog Entries: 27
Originally Posted by thebdj View Post
I'm not sure that paying Brees is going to leave us as a penniless franchise! It's always the way with a winning team. Everyone thinks that their contribution was big enough to warrant a massive payday and if that means they can get their payday elsewhere, even for a truly awful franchise, then they will likely take it.

I hate to put the kaibosh on Colston being at New Orleans but I am telling you right now, he is finished unless he accepts a far more structured contract. However there are a number of teams who need a WR option just like Colston and would be happy to pay the sort of money he is after. I can see him landing in Minnesota or somewhere like that. God forbid he goes to Carolina or I am going to cry. A lot!

The truth is as well, that whilst you have someone like Drew Brees, you can put any decent route runner with half decent hands out on the field and Brees will turn them into a star. Nothing against Colston, he's quality, but a rookie will serve us equally well and asking someone like Meachem or Henderson to step up and finally seeing what Arrington or Roby may have to offer is not out of the question.
Well said...
SmashMouth is online now  
Old 12-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #44
Got a problem?
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,489
Originally Posted by thebdj View Post
I'm not sure that paying Brees is going to leave us as a penniless franchise! It's always the way with a winning team. Everyone thinks that their contribution was big enough to warrant a massive payday and if that means they can get their payday elsewhere, even for a truly awful franchise, then they will likely take it.

I hate to put the kaibosh on Colston being at New Orleans but I am telling you right now, he is finished unless he accepts a far more structured contract. However there are a number of teams who need a WR option just like Colston and would be happy to pay the sort of money he is after. I can see him landing in Minnesota or somewhere like that. God forbid he goes to Carolina or I am going to cry. A lot!

The truth is as well, that whilst you have someone like Drew Brees, you can put any decent route runner with half decent hands out on the field and Brees will turn them into a star. Nothing against Colston, he's quality, but a rookie will serve us equally well and asking someone like Meachem or Henderson to step up and finally seeing what Arrington or Roby may have to offer is not out of the question.
While I agree with most of what you are saying, not many decent route runners with half decent hands can take on the double coverage, make the catch, and take the types of hits Drew often puts him in position to take. He's certainly replaceable, just not as easy as it may seem. I do feel Meachem is capable and ready for an expanded role.

I'm also curious of what your idea of a more structured contract is. 10 million is just speculation and may be a bit much since Brees and Nicks are first in the pecking order... but would you consider 7 or 8 million a year with a little moe up front more structured?

Does any one else feel Drew would be willing to take less to ensure Colston remains a Saint? Honestly I feel we keep all three. At worst, we franchise Nicks or Colston, extend the other two, and worry about the last one the year after. I wouldn't be shocked to see either Smith or Vilma becoming cap casualties freeing up the money to get everyone done either.

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
papz is offline  
Old 12-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #45
11-5
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,568
I'd have no problem loosing Will Smith to keep Colston around
RaginCajun83 is offline  
Old 12-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #46
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Haven Ct
Posts: 18,224
This is going to be one tough off season.
QBREES9 is offline  
Old 12-29-2011, 12:44 AM   #47
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,030
Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
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.
I think Sean Payton has more to do with the continued success of Brees than our wide receivers. And vice versa. That being said now that Lance is locked up Colston is the one receiver that we better get locked up. I could not care less if Meatchump walks.
The Dude is online now  
Old 12-29-2011, 03:20 AM   #48
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richland, MS.
Posts: 1,810
This upcoming off season is probably going to be brutal. Colston is good as gone at this point. Henderson is probably right behind him. Will Smith and Jon Vilma, probably gone too. The Saints have ran their course and the off season isn't going to be kind to them. We should all hope for another Super Bowl win, because after this season it's not happening. Brees will still be around with his 25 million dollar per year contract, and lots of rookies.
MatthewT is offline  
Old 12-29-2011, 03:26 AM   #49
100th Post
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 275
It's not just that, when you play with the Saints as a WR you're forfeiting personal fame. The ball is spread so thin (with really only Graham getting the fame) that you just take what you get. Pay the guy or he'll go somewhere else and play big. If Reggie can do it, I'm sure Colston can play big elsewhere.
Cory9289 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/39395-colston-will-not-take-hometown-discount-saints.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
Colston will not take a hometown discount from the Saints This thread Refback 12-26-2011 04:20 PM 8


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts