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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I guess what I am getting at is all that "make a difference" crap was just PR spin cycle chit. It wasn't known that an "agreement" was already made between Brees and the Dolphins. So in my mind, the only ...

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #11
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Re: Saban says Dolphins had picked Brees over Culpepper

I guess what I am getting at is all that "make a difference" crap was just PR spin cycle chit. It wasn't known that an "agreement" was already made between Brees and the Dolphins.

So in my mind, the only reason he came here was because the first team he selected ended up not wanting him so he choose us. We were the only 2 teams interested in him. So he went to the only place that would give him a chance but thats not the way it was spun at the time.
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Re: Saban says Dolphins had picked Brees over Culpepper

I'm not sure we'll ever really know the exact dialogue and the manner that the situation and end results came to pass, and that's alright with me.
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Doesn't really matter, does it? Brees is a Saint.
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Re: Saban says Dolphins had picked Brees over Culpepper

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I guess what I am getting at is all that "make a difference" crap was just PR spin cycle chit. It wasn't known that an "agreement" was already made between Brees and the Dolphins.

So in my mind, the only reason he came here was because the first team he selected ended up not wanting him so he choose us. We were the only 2 teams interested in him. So he went to the only place that would give him a chance but thats not the way it was spun at the time.
No, I think you are way overthinking this, or even going out of your way just looking for things to dislike about Brees. The Saints were maybe the last stop for Brees that year, but it's very likely that with another year of rest and rehab, someone else would have signed him in 2007.


There was a guy, an executive in the music business, who walked around for years being known as "the guy who passed up the Beatles" because he had them in his office and didn't give them a contract, so they signed with another company....and Saban is trying to cover his a--, and NOT be seen as that guy. It is what it is.


I mean this respectfully, but you're also kinda forgetting how real Katrina was. EVERYBODY was saying that kind of stuff about rebuilding and they all meant it. Payton said it. Fujita said it. I could name more. I think you're just really kinda wrong about that, because there's a lot of distance from it now, but you have to go back to the time and remember how real that **** was. People were passionate. It was the right thing to do.

Remember the story about Sean Payton coming to interview, and getting lost coming off the interstate, and ending up in some horrific flood zone driving around looking at everything? Was that the main reason he took the Saints job? NO. Did it make a profound impact on him in his process of deciding? Absolutely yes. Same with Brees.

The only way you could believe it was "PR spin cycle chit" for Brees to say that, was if you are one of those people who believed the city should not have been rebuilt, and I know you well enough to know I don't think you believe that.
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Re: Saban says Dolphins had picked Brees over Culpepper

Who gives a s***? Brees is a Saint....we have a Lombardi....and Saban is trying to use the PR spin to make it seem to any NFL teams that might want him that "hey I had a valid reason for passing up Brees" so it doesn't look like he is the complete idiot he looked like during the last NFL stint he had.

It doesn't mean anything....even if Brees didn't pass the physical....even if this was his last resort....bottom line is neither the Saints fans, organization or Brees regret him coming here one bit.
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No, I think you are way overthinking this, or even going out of your way just looking for things to dislike about Brees. The Saints were maybe the last stop for Brees that year, but it's very likely that with another year of rest and rehab, someone else would have signed him in 2007.


There was a guy, an executive in the music business, who walked around for years being known as "the guy who passed up the Beatles" because he had them in his office and didn't give them a contract, so they signed with another company....and Saban is trying to cover his a--, and NOT be seen as that guy. It is what it is.


I mean this respectfully, but you're also kinda forgetting how real Katrina was. EVERYBODY was saying that kind of stuff about rebuilding and they all meant it. Payton said it. Fujita said it. I could name more. I think you're just really kinda wrong about that, because there's a lot of distance from it now, but you have to go back to the time and remember how real that **** was. People were passionate. It was the right thing to do.

Remember the story about Sean Payton coming to interview, and getting lost coming off the interstate, and ending up in some horrific flood zone driving around looking at everything? Was that the main reason he took the Saints job? NO. Did it make a profound impact on him in his process of deciding? Absolutely yes. Same with Brees.

The only way you could believe it was "PR spin cycle chit" for Brees to say that, was if you are one of those people who believed the city should not have been rebuilt, and I know you well enough to know I don't think you believe that.

I figured I was just over thinking it. I don't know why, it hit a nerve for some reason. I don't think I am going out of my way to find something to dislike about Brees. You won't find a post of me saying anything to that point. You know me better than that. Hell..I have 4 jerseys and 3 of them have #9 on them..lol
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How could Brees fail a physical for the Dolphins, and then pass one for the Saints?

I think that the Dolphins wanted Culpepper from the start because of Brees' injury but also because Culpepper is taller.

Brees stated in his book even in his 1st preseason game he wasn't 100%. Plus he didn't like the way he way he was treated in Miami. Everything was about his throwing arm and they could care less about the person attached.
New Orleans was a totally different story. They actually watched film and spoke about the future.
All in his book and its a good read.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #20
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Re: Saban says Dolphins had picked Brees over Culpepper

And Saban's point is?

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