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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The whole idea of using the tag on Nicks was kind of a mirage anyway. It works on paper, but you can't do that to a player in the real world, and make them mad... when stuff like that gets ...

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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The whole idea of using the tag on Nicks was kind of a mirage anyway. It works on paper, but you can't do that to a player in the real world, and make them mad... when stuff like that gets ugly it gets very very ugly. You do not want to have a disgruntled guard on your team, in such a key position as that, with a one-year deal he doesn't want and an attitude problem, in your locker room, costing you $9 million a year, grumbling, holding out in camp, taking plays off, that is a recipe for disaster.

There will be no hometown discount for Carl Nicks. Not going to happen.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by FinSaint View Post
You think that he would've sat out the whole season instead?
If that's what it took to get a deal. Although, he would have signed it week ten so he didn't lose a year of service.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #13
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I think he was considering less of a home town discount, and more of playing on a winning team. This guy is not signing with Minnesota or Cleveland.

We saved $2-3 million a year on the guy for the past 2 years, so locking him down for 6 yrs 55 mill shouldn't be hard to swallow
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #14
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I no longer like him. Has he paid his dues, yes, but so have the Saints. He was a later round pick that was developed. If he was a Willie Roaf caliber OL then ok, but he isn't and for him to be spouting off about his situation when it was the Saints who molded him...he's out of line. One way or anothor he'll get paid I just wish he'd shut his mouth. Obviously the Saints can't keep everyone. I'm really not understanding what he's so pissed about when it's the nature of the NFL..you progress to a point where other less fortunate teams need your services for a premium price. Dude, you are about to get a raise. So is Colston. So is Brees. We can't keep everyone.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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his points are valid
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #16
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He said he's been the lowest paid starting guard in the league for past couple of seasons. He's a great player and he deserves a pay day that we can't give him. He's not super rich...yet.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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Straight up front honesty, you can't blame a cat for that. I'd rather pay the man after he's earned it rather than pay the dude up front and he fizzles.
"Remember people...... Reward not Bribe" that's the way it should be. He deserves it, if he leaves to get it great for him, if he stays great for us. i got no problem with it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
I no longer like him. Has he paid his dues, yes, but so have the Saints. He was a later round pick that was developed. If he was a Willie Roaf caliber OL then ok, but he isn't and for him to be spouting off about his situation when it was the Saints who molded him...he's out of line. One way or anothor he'll get paid I just wish he'd shut his mouth. Obviously the Saints can't keep everyone. I'm really not understanding what he's so pissed about when it's the nature of the NFL..you progress to a point where other less fortunate teams need your services for a premium price. Dude, you are about to get a raise. So is Colston. So is Brees. We can't keep everyone.
I still love him. Sorry.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #19
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I'd have more respect for him if he'd said he wants to win more superbowls with the Saints.
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I just hope he doesn't go to Atl.
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