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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; "We will have a tight cap this year, nothing we cannot handle," Loomis said. Indeed, in the past Loomis has proven capable of getting the Saints out of tight binds. In 2011, the Saints went into free agency with 27 ...

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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"We will have a tight cap this year, nothing we cannot handle," Loomis said.

Indeed, in the past Loomis has proven capable of getting the Saints out of tight binds. In 2011, the Saints went into free agency with 27 free agents and managed just fine.

Last offseason, the Saints went into the free agency period with about $26 million in cap room, but somehow re-signed quarterback Drew Brees to the richest deal in NFL history and inked receiver Marques Colston, as well as signed coveted free agents Ben Grubbs, Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne and Broderick Bunkley.

Another such coup could be especially daunting for the Saints, who have the NFL's second-highest amount committed toward the 2013 cap at $138.5 million. The Saints can carry over about $2.4 million in savings, though.

Some salary cap experts said teams in the Saints' situation shouldn't fret.

They believe the salary cap can be manipulated to get players signed and the numbers to work.

"Sometimes it's real and sometimes it's not. ... But without knowing everything the Saints are facing specifically, that's a hard question to answer," said NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly, a former NFL executive.

The Saints believe they have a tried-and-true method to free agency and handling the NFL's salary cap.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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lets watch mickey pull another wabbit out of his hat
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Ha! I love Drew but there is no way he will restructure! It's -7 degrees here right now and it'd have to be a colder day in hell before he restructured! I can't believe the article even mentions that. Lmao!!!
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If Drew wants to sit home in January again he won't restructure but if he wants another shot at the superbowl he will!
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Ha! I love Drew but there is no way he will restructure! It's -7 degrees here right now and it'd have to be a colder day in hell before he restructured! I can't believe the article even mentions that. Lmao!!!
I can see him restructuring. Some of it can be moved to a bonus and some can be deferred. He already collected on the first year's front-loaded portion.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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Well of course Loomis is going to say he will handle it... I'm confident in his abilities though. He's done impressive work in New Orleans. Just worried about our ability to make a difference on the defensive side of the ball now that we are strapped by Brees' contract.
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I am glad i am not an NFL QB making 100mm... You guys are brutal.


Seriously... Do any of you think that Loomis only looks at this year to year? He would have been fired long ago if he only planed one year at a time. The plan is already in place, certain portions of it are just in pencil for the time being.
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Seriously, Drew will have to restructure. The "contract" of the century he signed is exactly as overblown as Peyton Manning's was in Indy, and Manning restructured each of the following years he was at Indy before he broke his neck.

There's no holding out now, Drew is in a contract. The Saints can play some hardball with him and he'll allow it because "quitting" a team for an aging veteran in a contract is WAYYY too risky. Even if picked up somewhere else, their contract will have more loopholes in it than you can imagine and probably pay less until he delivers a playoff win or something.

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So we are stuck with the duds on defense we have?!?
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So we are stuck with the duds on defense we have?!?
Nope.

And I'd like to add (JP, you know this) a better front seven will make our current secondary look much, much better than last year.

All we really need going into next season is
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Maybe S, WR
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