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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by SaintGup This is really for those of you that think Brees is greedy and wants Mickey Loomis to hold firm and not give him what he wants. I'm sick of people bashing Brees for doing what it ...

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by SaintGup View Post
This is really for those of you that think Brees is greedy and wants Mickey Loomis to hold firm and not give him what he wants. I'm sick of people bashing Brees for doing what it seems ok for other players to do...
Most passing yards by a Quarterback over a span of 5 years.
Most passing yards in a single season
Only Quarterback ever to hit 5,000+ yards twice.
The most accurate quarterback ever (Only Quarterback to hit over 71% accuracy)
Only Quarterback in NFL history to get 400+ yards in 4 consecutive playoff games.
Led us to a Superbowl title
Probably has the best leadership in the game today
During the lockout, spend his own money to set up a training camp, including paying staff.
Has helped the team and players to countless other records and is a respected member of the human race.
Has played well over what he has been paid since 2006
Has other records that I haven't mentioned.
Raised over $7,000,000 with his wife for the Brees Dream foundation and has no hesitation in giving back.
Family man and man of faith (I am not a religious person but I do recognise the dedication of people who are and have faith)
If anyone can think of anything else to add, feel free. The point I am trying to make is to get off the man's back! We know that he always points to his teammates rather than take the credit but we also know that to let him go would be the best move ever if we are wanting a mediocre team. Yes he is asking for a lot but doesn't he deserve to be a little selfish, especially since he is asking for it to be front loaded as he has been burned before. For those of you saying let him go because he's being greedy and it's about the team, remember those words when we have an ok Quarterback and are 8-8, 7-9, 4-12 etc. Because, unless there is a miracle if we let him go, that is what will happen. CUT THE GUY SOME SLACK!
Dang!!! Those are some awEsome accomplishments. Theres no excuse for us not to offer to make Drew Brees the highest paid player in the NFL.

Oh wait...WE ALREADY DID...TWICE!!!

We need to cut ownership some slack.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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Brees is an amazing QB,one of the best of all time but unfortunately this is still a business and it cost money to run a successful business! If Brees were the only employee than sure pay him the big bucks,but he’s not.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #13
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Just to clarify my "morally deserving" reference:

A sole moral claim is one in which no other party has any right to the fruits of work.

If one can establish that the value Brees brings to the organization is in no way related to any other person in that organization, and that he would receive that compensation (in a relative sense) no matter when or where he was geographically and societally, then he is morally deserving of the compensation he seeks.

My point is that the line had to block, the receivers had to catch, and the running backs had to run, the defense had to play and the kickers had to kick, the coach had to have a plan, the front office had to find talent, we had to buy tickets and the networks had to pay to televise.

To claim Brees achieved what he has without at least partially attributing his success to the quality of the team around him would be difficult to justify morally. No one disputes he adds tremendous value, and that his compensation should reflect his contribution.

Even Michael Phelps, who wins most of his races by himself, recognizes his entitlements from winning those races do not give him moral claim to the entirety of the fruits of his work.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by SaintGup View Post
Most passing yards by a Quarterback over a span of 5 years.
Most passing yards in a single season
Only Quarterback ever to hit 5,000+ yards twice.
The most accurate quarterback ever (Only Quarterback to hit over 71% accuracy)
Only Quarterback in NFL history to get 400+ yards in 4 consecutive playoff games.
Led us to a Superbowl title
Probably has the best leadership in the game today
During the lockout, spend his own money to set up a training camp, including paying staff.
Has helped the team and players to countless other records and is a respected member of the human race.
Has played well over what he has been paid since 2006
Has other records that I haven't mentioned.
Raised over $7,000,000 with his wife for the Brees Dream foundation and has no hesitation in giving back.
Family man and man of faith (I am not a religious person but I do recognise the dedication of people who are and have faith)
If in the spring of 2006, you told me that by the 2012 season, the quarterback of the Saints would accomplish all that .... I would of asked for what kind of bourbon you were drinking cause you'd have to be drunk to say that .... Drew means so much to this team and city that Loomis will pay him what is fair and a deal will get done before training camp, now that the team knows who is suspended I got a good feeling that Drew's deal will get done soon
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #15
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SaintBro,

I don't see how I am inventing anything. I don't control the Saints anymore than you do. Was Nicks underpaid? Yes. But I guess it is okay to over pay a player at the cost of losing other players.

Say what you want. Call me dumb if you like.

But I don't want a crap team (because we can't afford to keep or bring in good players) again and then say "But we have Drew Brees!" Do you?
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give drew the hornets as his signing bonus. that should make the deal cap freindly
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You always bring reason to insanity Kevin. LMAO!
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Brees was the face of the deal struck to put an end to the NFL lockout.

Look if you voted for the rules especially the Franchise tag. Well man up and live up to your end of the deal. Sign the tag!
And I remember there was a big uproar during those lockout negotiations about a handfull of players (most notably Brees & Vincent Jackson) holding everything up because they wanted the new CBA to include that the franchise tag WOULD NOT be put on them for the rest of their careers. I remember Brees catching most of the flack for that until he came out and did damage control. Then they went ahead and signed the CBA as is.

Once the lockout was over......Saints supposedly offered him the highest contract in the league at that time. He and his agent turned it down. His agent went to plan B and got Manning the highest paid contract knowing that he could drive up the price for Brees. Then the bounty gate thing happen which was just the icing on the cake for Condon's negotiation strategy......


Just saying if you look at a lot of the stuff between then and now......it connects in a lot of ways.....
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Originally Posted by SaintGup View Post
This is really for those of you that think Brees is greedy and wants Mickey Loomis to hold firm and not give him what he wants. I'm sick of people bashing Brees for doing what it seems ok for other players to do...
Most passing yards by a Quarterback over a span of 5 years.
Most passing yards in a single season
Only Quarterback ever to hit 5,000+ yards twice.
The most accurate quarterback ever (Only Quarterback to hit over 71% accuracy)
Only Quarterback in NFL history to get 400+ yards in 4 consecutive playoff games.
Led us to a Superbowl title
Probably has the best leadership in the game today
During the lockout, spend his own money to set up a training camp, including paying staff.
Has helped the team and players to countless other records and is a respected member of the human race.
Has played well over what he has been paid since 2006
Has other records that I haven't mentioned.
Raised over $7,000,000 with his wife for the Brees Dream foundation and has no hesitation in giving back.
Family man and man of faith (I am not a religious person but I do recognise the dedication of people who are and have faith)
If anyone can think of anything else to add, feel free. The point I am trying to make is to get off the man's back! We know that he always points to his teammates rather than take the credit but we also know that to let him go would be the best move ever if we are wanting a mediocre team. Yes he is asking for a lot but doesn't he deserve to be a little selfish, especially since he is asking for it to be front loaded as he has been burned before. For those of you saying let him go because he's being greedy and it's about the team, remember those words when we have an ok Quarterback and are 8-8, 7-9, 4-12 etc. Because, unless there is a miracle if we let him go, that is what will happen. CUT THE GUY SOME SLACK!
He will be paid.
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Where is all this Drew Brees bashing?
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