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Saints won’t discuss an extension with Jimmy Graham this offseason

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 Not exactly true; Brees didn't want his contract negotiations to interfere with the Saints playoff run, so he had them shelved until the off-season. How is that not exactly? We wanted to, he didn't. It doesn't ...

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Old 06-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
Not exactly true; Brees didn't want his contract negotiations to interfere with the Saints playoff run, so he had them shelved until the off-season.
How is that not exactly? We wanted to, he didn't. It doesn't matter what the reason is, he refused.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
Nor should they be worried about that at this time. Let the guy play out the rest of his contract (or at least get closer to the end) and see where we stand at that point. Also, Jimmy Graham's stock is at an all-time high... if he doesn't have as good of a season in 2012, the Saints have more negotiating leverage (not much, but some).
Not a criticism, but when exactly did we stop wanting our players to play as well as possible without salary and business considerations.

I often do this. I find myself explaining these things to my son when he asks. I try to catch myself and just let him enjoy his team.

I am just lamenting the loss of my innocence as a fan.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #13
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Not a criticism, but when exactly did we stop wanting our players to play as well as possible without salary and business considerations.

I often do this. I find myself explaining these things to my son when he asks. I try to catch myself and just let him enjoy his team.

I am just lamenting the loss of my innocence as a fan.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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I think there should be verbiage in the CBA stating eloquently "play out your frikken contract". After all, what is the point of all this damned contract negotiation when money hungry players sit out for a period when they are in year 2 of a 4-5 year contract?

It makes the salary cap somewhat of a night mare to deal with. I know restructuring has its benefits, but com'on man! If a player is not preforming up to his contract the team should have two options... Shut up or cut him.

Also... you want to sit out? Sit out the entire season... With out pay. Stop fking with the fans!

Its time some of these players grow up and live with the decisions they have made. Also, all of this bonus for 'showing up for practice' needs to go. You want to play football in the NFL, go to damned practice, you want a bonus, do something worthy other than showing up..

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