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WhoDat!656 02-29-2012 03:49 PM

maybe this will help keep Colston with the Saints!
 
"And with Colston, no one's left New Orleans in the Drew Brees era and lit up the stat sheet."

NFL.com news: Several big-name free agents will find soft market

SaintsBro 02-29-2012 03:58 PM

It's absolutely 100% true...NO ONE has left New Orleans in the Drew Brees era and lit up the "stat sheet" someplace else...NO ONE....I give you Joe Horn...Terrence Copper...Donte Stallworth....Reggie Bush (as a receiver)....probably a few more that I am forgetting about.

It probably won't help Colston stay with the Saints though. He is going to go for the money, regardless. But staying with the Saints, for reasonable or franchise tag money, would certainly be an option for him, if there is no one out there who is going to offer him a ridiculous payday. There's a glut of receivers on the market right now, I'm hoping we get kinda lucky with Colston.

ScottF 02-29-2012 04:13 PM

good points made, and by semi-respectable writers

Jamessr 02-29-2012 04:40 PM

Sign Brees
Franchise Nicks ( If Needed )
Good game Colston, Thanks for playing

Danno 02-29-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamessr (Post 381192)
Sign Brees
Franchise Nicks ( If Needed )
Good game Colston, Thanks for playing

Not bad, but I'll return serve...

Sign Brees, if unable then Franchise
If Brees signs, sign Nicks, if unable then Franchise
If Nicks signs, sign Colston, if unable then Franchise.

I'm sure that would look much better in a nice flow chart, but I'm challenged.

Danno 02-29-2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

And with Colston, no one has left New Orleans in the Drew Brees era and lit up the stat sheet. They'll both get paid, but it won't be superstar money
Whats the sample size? Reggie Bush? He did fine with Miami.

I can't think of anyone else who left, specifically WR's. Colston, Henderson, Meachem and Moore have all spent their entire careers here.

I like his point that perhaps Brees (and Payton's system) makes average players look like studs and makes good players look like all-pros, but the rationale is flawed.

Rugby Saint II 02-29-2012 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 381204)
Not bad, but I'll return serve...

Sign Brees, if unable then Franchise
If Brees signs, sign Nicks, if unable then Franchise
If Nicks signs, sign Colston, if unable then Franchise.

I'm sure that would look much better in a nice flow chart, but I'm challenged.

Yeah, what he said. :wink:

ChrisXVI 02-29-2012 07:50 PM

Colston won't care. He turns 29 this offseason... He's going to try to cash in while he can considering he only has a few years left in the NFL. I love Colston and want to keep him as much as the next guy, but let's be real here... He's going to want to make as much money as possible and if the Saints don't offer it then I don't think he'll give a crap about what his production could be like with another team.

darstep 03-01-2012 02:25 PM

Colston is somewhat parallel to Nicks.
Already got a ring, just need some well deserved money to go with it.
The Brees era is also the Payton era, as Danno mentioned.
It wouldn't be very hard to leave this level of offensive diversity and distribution
and end up in some never-neverland offense and never be heard from again.
I don't think the players see it like us, if this is their last chance at getting
the kind of payday that they have been sweating all their lives for.
This is one of the side affects of good success. It costs to have success.
These guys will get paid more so for what they've already done, with a hope
for a continuence of great results.
It's kind of why great teams don't stay great, forever.

Speedy Ron 03-01-2012 03:13 PM

i agree. Brees has made colston. colston cant get open on his own...too slow. i like to see what he would do playing with colt mccoy or chad henne...absolutely nothing


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