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Old 05-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #11
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If he sits, I'd tag him again next year.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #12
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If he sits out, does he get paid?
No which is why I doubt he'll sit out....16mil is not what he wants but he know damn well he'll be a fool to let it sit on the table.....
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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If he sits, I'd tag him again next year.
Yep. I'd put 'dat tag on him again too.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #14
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Yep. I'd put 'dat tag on him again too.
Do remember tho that if we were to tag him again...it could only be the "Non-Exclusive Rights Tag" meaning that he IS allowed to field offers from other teams and the Saints would have to match....which would do nothing but make him even more expensive than he already is because people like Jerry Jones would offer him something outrageous.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #15
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Do remember tho that if we were to tag him again...it could only be the "Non-Exclusive Rights Tag" meaning that he IS allowed to field offers from other teams and the Saints would have to match....which would do nothing but make him even more expensive than he already is because people like Jerry Jones would offer him something outrageous.
If he doesn't sign the tag, we get to use it again since we didn't use it a 1st time, right?

He'd be in the exact same boat next year. Although I'm not 100% certain of the new CBA rules.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #16
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Do remember tho that if we were to tag him again...it could only be the "Non-Exclusive Rights Tag" meaning that he IS allowed to field offers from other teams and the Saints would have to match....which would do nothing but make him even more expensive than he already is because people like Jerry Jones would offer him something outrageous.
And we would be rewarded with picks if someone signed him I think.

Look, I love Drew just as much as the next guy, but if we tag him and he doesn't play we don't pay. Principalities. If I'm in charge I'm just not going to let one player - and I don't care who he is either - hold the team ransom when he's been offered multiple fair deals.

And I'm not hating on Drew. I support him 100% right up until the deadline, but not one tick of the second hand past it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #17
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Just saw on twitter the Saints are opening up OTA's to the public all next week......I hope that means a deal will be done for Drew by then or they might not see excited fans but angry protesters screaming at Benson to "Sign Brees!!" While he's in his little golf cart.....LOL
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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Hold up on that next year tag idea..... We need to let some things play out first. If the arbitrator sides with Drew that would be his third tag and makes all of this nearly a wash.. He wants 21m a year and the combined total of the two tags is around 40m. Drew is believed to be asking for 21m a year.

21x2 = 42m

current tag 16.371M + Third tag 23.574M = 39.945


Here is the martha faulker of all of this: If you think we have cap issues trying to pay him 21 M this year for a contract... wait until we have to pay him 23.5m nest year for the third FT.

Next year could bring a whole slew of people who preformed very well in 2012 wanting to get paid.

Cutting two and paying him now, could actually be a whole lot better prospect than having to cut 4 next year and having to pay him anyway.

The alternative is to cut Brees and let the chips fall where they may..... I am not such a fan of this.

If you "think" cutting brees is ok with you, imagine this: Brees in a Cowboys uniform next season putting up a 40 burger.



Besides: IMHO there should no one on our Defense getting above league minimum after they way they have preformed the last two seasons.... Much less Vilma, Shanle, and Ellis

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #19
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Benson made a lot of mistakes in the late 80's. Benching players close to thier contract earmarks, ditching Hebert...I think he realizes now that it's just not worth it. Sure you are saving money short term but big picture you are losing. Look at the SD with his stealership logo, no way that deal happens if the team was in the doldrums. Now he has the biggest free advertising banner in the city. There are a lot of other perks as well. I think Benson will let things get as far as they can and step in at the last minute.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
If he sits, I'd tag him again next year.
i'd do the same thing.
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