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Former Saints OL Carl Nicks didn’t feel love, respect from New Orleans

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; METAIRIE, La. — There isn’t one day that Carl Nicks doesn’t look at his decision to leave the New Orleans Saints for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency this offseason and smile. In fact, he referred to his situation ...

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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METAIRIE, La. — There isn’t one day that Carl Nicks doesn’t look at his decision to leave the New Orleans Saints for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency this offseason and smile.

In fact, he referred to his situation in the bay area as “lollipops and rainbows.”

While there isn’t necessarily any animosity from him towards the Saints organization, he didn’t exactly leave the franchise that drafted him in the fifth round in 2008 with mutual respect.

“Everybody thinks it was the money,” Nicks said Wednesday. “But it really wasn’t. The challenge here is to be something that the Saints didn’t look at me as; a premier player that could be a leader.”

And yet, he left after signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $31 million guaranteed. The contract was the biggest for a guard in NFL history.
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Nicks, for one, is looking forward to Sunday’s matchup against his former team.

“Why’s that?” he said. “For a whole bunch of reasons, but mainly so I can play the guys and play the team that let me go I guess.”

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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"Everybody thinks it was the money but it wasn't"

total BS, trying to make the team sound like it was at fault, he's the one that had attitude problems with the coaches and turned down our offer because Tampa offered 4 mil more
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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I get what he's saying but leaders don't run their mouth and go into hissy fits. Good, over paid guard. That's all he is at the end of the day and if someone wants to pay you more for that service you should go for it without question.
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Nicks, for one, is looking forward to Sunday’s matchup against his former team.

“Why’s that?” he said. “For a whole bunch of reasons, but mainly so I can play the guys and play the team that let me go I guess.”

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It seemed more like he already had his foot out the door anyways. They didn't "let him go". They just weren't going to pony up that kind of money just because he was ready to bolt if they didn't. Not about the money? Pshhhhh. Right.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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What a puss.

Who knew the top NFL guard was such a little girl.

You got your ring, you got your money, YOU made YOUR decision for YOU.

Stop even insinuating that the Saints organization showed you any ill will.

Maybe your ring should've gone to Curello.
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“lollipops and rainbows.” kinda says it all
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signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract with $31 million guaranteed.

YEAH RIGHT !!!! LOL, You got your ring.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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Carl, Rainbows and Lollipops?!? Really?!?

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2011 Rank - 21; Record Week 7 4-2

It's early, but I wouldn't call that an impact player...

Now, is it rainbows and lollipops because now that you're paid you're in cruise control mailing it in? Don't have Coach Payton riding you?
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Boohoo! Cry me a river you fat f***!
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A former Saint who is trying to appease his new teammates and fans.
It's a Shane we couldn't keep him but that is life with a salary cap in force.
I'd rather he was still here but it was him or Colston(Brees was never going) and Loomis got it right.

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