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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by jeanpierre Now it's time for Brees to step forward and say the extra couple of million for a Tom Condon contract is not as important as winning the Championship as a team. So is Drew going to ...

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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Re: No Room Left For Jimmy?!?

Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Now it's time for Brees to step forward and say the extra couple of million for a Tom Condon contract is not as important as winning the Championship as a team.

So is Drew going to be a team player or neaux?

Tom Brady did a redux on his contract for the team?

Winning multiple Lombardi Trophies will yield a lifetime of revenue that a short-sighted contract will not do...

N'est-ce pas?


The "saintly" Tom Brady redid his deal because it guaranteed him $30,000,000 more in guarantees in the form of a signing bonus.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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But the biggest and most important reason the Saints rarely do early contracts is ... well.. See Gronkowski this season. Its a very bad business move. Gronk in the last 12 months has had what.. 3 forearm surgerys and is about to or just had a back surgery... he has a shiny new 8 year $55M contract and the pats do not know if he will even play this season.
Oak, that first statement is not accurate...

The Saints tried to extend Brees the year before the passing blitzkrieg the Saints unleashed on the league - breaking Marino's record...

And Bushrod and his agent were saavy enough to wait on the extension offered and for him, well, he's whole lot richer in Chicago than had he stayed in New Orleans...

But you're also right in that where they screwed the pooch was extending guys like Will Smith, Roman Harper, and Charles Grant - those guys turned around and each laid their own Mr. Hankey...

So extended early, when projecting age vs production, can be windfall moves, allowing the team to really improve the talent level fast as they give themselves cap room...

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Re: Grahamís contract status somehow stays under the radar

It will get done.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Now it's time for Brees to step forward and say the extra couple of million for a Tom Condon contract is not as important as winning the Championship as a team.

So is Drew going to be a team player or neaux?

Tom Brady did a redux on his contract for the team?

Winning multiple Lombardi Trophies will yield a lifetime of revenue that a short-sighted contract will not do...

N'est-ce pas?


Why does everybody talk about Brady's redo as if he did the team a favor....... Brady's wife also pulls in millions of dollars so I do believe he is in a better position for a redo than any other qb in the league.....
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Why does everybody talk about Brady's redo as if he did the team a favor....... Brady's wife also pulls in millions of dollars so I do believe he is in a better position for a redo than any other qb in the league.....
Feel what your saying Cat - but millions he's made in Louisiana or really anywhere is pretty good security...

What I'm concerned about as a fan of the Saints is being sure we can sign our developed players and quality free agent players to make this team a perennial competitor...

And even the great Loomidini can't keep postponing the inevitable, we're gonna get bit in the arse at some point...
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Re: Grahamís contract status somehow stays under the radar

He will get paid. He will get paid by the Saints. He and his agent could have pushed the Saints into a contract this offseason. He deserves more than he's being paid. But, after a year of being injured and some inconsistency catching the ball, it wouldn't have been good for Graham or the team. Now back healthy, and with the team poised for a big year, the payoff for Graham next offseason is set to be higher.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #17
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Re: No Room Left For Jimmy?!?

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And even the great Loomidini can't keep postponing the inevitable, we're gonna get bit in the arse at some point...
Of course, but then you do what the Colts did, blow it all up and start from scratch. Likely going to have to do that anyway, at least a little bit, when Brees hangs it up.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
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He has a contract for a year. I'm not going to lose any sleep over "what if's"
Ok, just one "What if he gets a gazillion dollar new contract and blows out a knee on the very first play?" Even if he gets the gazillion dollar contract just like his QB did all we will hear is "Now we can't afford to go after any "Big Name" FA's" Sound familiar?
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