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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm just curious as to the life of your work-a-day journalist in the sports world. I mean, when the bounty news came down did some super smart journalism/marketing guy say "Hey if we come down irrationally hard, we will see ...

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #31
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I'm just curious as to the life of your work-a-day journalist in the sports world. I mean, when the bounty news came down did some super smart journalism/marketing guy say "Hey if we come down irrationally hard, we will see more views...nothing puts butts in seats on our website/TV channel/magazine than divisiveness, Exhibit A: Fox News."

And you have to go in and have an editor "punch up" your report of anything related to the Saints with some crazy extremist opinions?

Now, Florio and King are at a point in their careers where they write what they want, but sometimes I wonder about Sando and Yasinkas and them, on the bottom of the ESPN totem pole, how much of that is coming down from the top to generate ad revenue.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #34
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In response to the original post and article, Brees is in a hard spot here. I'm fairly certain he recognizes the need to be a part of OTA's for the success of the team. In addition to that, not working out is really his only leverage to get a long term deal at this point.

And another take on people who are upset that Brees didn't take less to keep the team together. Why can't Colston take less? Why can't Nicks take less? I think the focus is on Brees wanting market value for the best QB in the league, but it also appears that Nicks wants that and so does Colston. Why should Drew be expected to take less so that Nicks can top the deal Evans got? Shouldn't we also be mad at Nicks for not accepting a lower deal? or Colston?
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by vtiger72 View Post
In response to the original post and article, Brees is in a hard spot here. I'm fairly certain he recognizes the need to be a part of OTA's for the success of the team. In addition to that, not working out is really his only leverage to get a long term deal at this point.

And another take on people who are upset that Brees didn't take less to keep the team together. Why can't Colston take less? Why can't Nicks take less? I think the focus is on Brees wanting market value for the best QB in the league, but it also appears that Nicks wants that and so does Colston. Why should Drew be expected to take less so that Nicks can top the deal Evans got? Shouldn't we also be mad at Nicks for not accepting a lower deal? or Colston?
Excellent points, vtiger! Why lay the blame on a player that has already played through a tremendously undervalued contract and leave the others that we see as "vital" without ant blame? Why should they get everything they want and have it be at the expensive of the one who is clearly the hero of our franchise's history?

Brees has been being paid far below the average decent QB for years.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #37
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Excellent points, vtiger! Why lay the blame on a player that has already played through a tremendously undervalued contract and leave the others that we see as "vital" without ant blame? Why should they get everything they want and have it be at the expensive of the one who is clearly the hero of our franchise's history?

Brees has been being paid far below the average decent QB for years.
And no one is giving any credit to Jimmy Graham, who is making the league minimum salary (525k), and hasn't said a peep about trying to get a new contract for himself while everyone else fights over millions. Probably because he realizes that he is still making more at the bottom rung than most people in the world will see in 10 years.
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And no one is giving any credit to Jimmy Graham, who is making the league minimum salary (525k), and hasn't said a peep about trying to get a new contract for himself while everyone else fights over millions. Probably because he realizes that he is still making more at the bottom rung than most people in the world will see in 10 years.
The guy came from nothing & made something of himself. Besides.....Graham knows he's up next year & his pay day will be significant. But to reiterate......Jimmy Graham is a class act & one of the best human beings to ever wear a fleur-de-lis. Last year, this guy sat down for about 30 min. with my 12 yr. old just talking. You don't see that much these days in the NFL. My son got an autograph & a great story to tell at school that day. BTW.....his words after were "Jimmy Graham is awesome. He's so much better than Reggie Bush." He still remembers the autograph snub from Reggie in 2006 at the airport Hilton, when Reggie told him he didn't sign autographs. LOL.
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The guy came from nothing & made something of himself. Besides.....Graham knows he's up next year & his pay day will be significant. But to reiterate......Jimmy Graham is a class act & one of the best human beings to ever wear a fleur-de-lis. Last year, this guy sat down for about 30 min. with my 12 yr. old just talking. You don't see that much these days in the NFL. My son got an autograph & a great story to tell at school that day. BTW.....his words after were "Jimmy Graham is awesome. He's so much better than Reggie Bush." He still remembers the autograph snub from Reggie in 2006 at the airport Hilton, when Reggie told him he didn't sign autographs. LOL.
Man, that is awesome, and I wanna know how everyone seems to run into Saints players but me. I have lived in New Orleans my entire life and have yet to see a player anywhere but at a game...
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I wanna know how everyone seems to run into Saints players but me. I have lived in New Orleans my entire life and have yet to see a player anywhere but at a game...
I guess you have to be in the right place at the right time. The Reggie experience was in 2006 at the airport Hilton before the season started & we met Jimmy during Steve Gleason Day events.
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