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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; As a side note, it is uncharted waters for such a small market team to have big market issues. Alex Rodriguez' $300 million 10 year deal dwarfs Brees', and all of it is guaranteed. The difference is ARod's performance (while ...

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #31
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As a side note, it is uncharted waters for such a small market team to have big market issues. Alex Rodriguez' $300 million 10 year deal dwarfs Brees', and all of it is guaranteed. The difference is ARod's performance (while remarkably bad since signing the deal) has a small correlative influence on the other 25 players on the team. Further, the $300 million contract does not prevent other quality players from being signed. ARod is nuked daily when he doesn't perform, despite the lack of correlated effect on the rest of the team. Brees, because of the correlation, should get a higher level of scrutiny.

In the latest round, in order to accommodate Brees' salary, we had to give up Meachem, Porter, and Nicks. We also had to restructure a number of contracts. For 2013, already $21 million over the cap, we are likely to lose another cohort of experienced players while simultaneously being unable to sign quality free agents. Sure, there may be the marginal player added, but Brees is one missed block from being a doorstop, and another lost season.
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As a side note, it is uncharted waters for such a small market team to have big market issues. Alex Rodriguez' $300 million 10 year deal dwarfs Brees', and all of it is guaranteed. The difference is ARod's performance (while remarkably bad since signing the deal) has a small correlative influence on the other 25 players on the team. Further, the $300 million contract does not prevent other quality players from being signed. ARod is nuked daily when he doesn't perform, despite the lack of correlated effect on the rest of the team. Brees, because of the correlation, should get a higher level of scrutiny.

In the latest round, in order to accommodate Brees' salary, we had to give up Meachem, Porter, and Nicks. We also had to restructure a number of contracts. For 2013, already $21 million over the cap, we are likely to lose another cohort of experienced players while simultaneously being unable to sign quality free agents. Sure, there may be the marginal player added, but Brees is one missed block from being a doorstop, and another lost season.
A-Rod has/had steroid issues... When you kick the juice there WILL be performance issues. Strength and timing are all thrown off.
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Hey. I'm all for piling on A(hole)Rod. But that's for a different thread in a different forum.
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I completely understand business Mike. I also understand market value and no item draws more money than the market will bare. True value is moot when you hit the market.

As far as sitting out, there was zero off season workouts for the 2011 season. How did the team do?

As far as for the other teams fans that think he was greedy... They also have a different opinion of Bounty gate.
My point is criticism does not equal "hate."
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"As far as for the other teams fans that think he was greedy... They also have a different opinion of Bounty gate."

Who gives a rat's arse what other teams' fans think about the Saints or any player on the Saints
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"As far as for the other teams fans that think he was greedy... They also have a different opinion of Bounty gate."

Who gives a rat's arse what other teams' fans think about the Saints or any player on the Saints
Perhaps you should query the person I was replying to.
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Hey, Brandon just arrived at the same conclusion, "Who Gives a Rats Azz," and
I think you're both right here.

Hard to disagree with a guy who's about to become a Papa in a day or so.
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Hey, Brandon just arrived at the same conclusion, "Who Gives a Rats Azz," and
I think you're both right here.

Hard to disagree with a guy who's about to become a Papa in a day or so.
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A rookie had to go lame for Drew to make the ProBowl. Wow.

A rookie is still leading his team to victory in the playoffs. Wow.

Proof-positive what a team can do without having Drew.

That being said, I'm happy we have Drew. Jus' sayin'...

He caught the high-paid curse.

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A rookie had to go lame for Drew to make the ProBowl. Wow.

A rookie is still leading his team to victory in the playoffs. Wow.

Proof-positive what a team can do without having Drew.

That being said, I'm happy we have Drew. Jus' sayin'...

He caught the high-paid curse.

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I couldn't agree more. Sure I love having Drew on the team, but that day will come where we will have to survive without him.

Just seems lately if you make any comment towards Drew Brees people around here get all hurt
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