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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Nine times out of 10, I don't want the player to get the money. Well, not all the money. Certainly not all the money he's asking for, because professional athletes tend to ask for crazy amounts of money. Tens of ...

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Nine times out of 10, I don't want the player to get the money. Well, not all the money. Certainly not all the money he's asking for, because professional athletes tend to ask for crazy amounts of money. Tens of millions in a single season. A hundred million or more for the length of a contract. Insane. Nine times out of 10 -- 99,999 out of 10,000 -- I don't want the player to get it.

And then along comes the one exception. His name is Drew Brees.

Him? Him, I want to get paid.

Him, I want to get paid for every possible reason, both good and bad, naughty and nice, reasonable and unreasonable. At the moment the New Orleans Saints have one thing going for them, just one, and his name is Drew Brees. For Saints fans, he's the only reason to have faith the Saints can still reach the 2012 playoffs without their head coach. For an outsider like me, he's the only reason to have faith in the Saints as an organization.

Drew Brees is that guy for New Orleans, and he wants to get paid. He's asking for crazy amounts of money -- tens of millions in a single season. Something approaching a hundred million or more for the length of the contract. Insane. And almost every time somebody like that asks for something like that, my immediate response is negative. How much? He wants how much? That's shocking. That's repulsive.

But then Drew Brees asks for it, and here's my immediate response: That's fair.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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Cut everyone and pay him. We don't need the other 52 players.
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"What's a salary cap?"

All I read in these articles.
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Brees will be well paid, I don't know how well yet. With Benson buying the Hornets and keeping the Saints competitive for a long time it could get tricky.
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Brees is only good thing going for Saints

Really?! The only good thing?! C'mon Man!



At least he seems to have a good grasp of the financial details pertaining to these negotiations:


...and he wants to get paid. He's asking for crazy amounts of money -- tens of millions in a single season. Something approaching a hundred million or more for the length of the contract.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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We need the player suspensions. Impossible to work a deal without that info. We could lose multiple players or none at all. It may be for a season or a handful of games. Very complicated with limited cap room. If they have evidence then be done with it...why drag it out this long. Certainly didn't waste anytime with the leadership. Goodell is crippling the signing of Brees.
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Certainly didn't waste anytime with the leadership.
No union to deal with.
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