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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TwistedTiger Every time I think of jim rome I remember Jim Everett slinging his punk azz around on tv. Does anyone even listen to that punk any more? No, I hate the bastard, but I love that....

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Old 04-07-2014, 07:47 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by TwistedTiger View Post
Every time I think of jim rome I remember Jim Everett slinging his punk azz around on tv. Does anyone even listen to that punk any more?
No, I hate the bastard, but I love that.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #62
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I knew it was something like that.
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Against better judgement I went to that site and tried to read and now I have got a headache again.
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He was hoping they wouldn't match because he wanted the chance to start...

I seem to be in the minority. I'm not very find of a deal where Loomis pays more than he wanted to for a player that was vocal about not being re-signed.

Somehow Darren Sproles is not worth 3.7m/year but Rafael Bush is worth 2.25m/year.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #65
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Re: Rumor: We matched offer for Bush

Wonder if they are trying to sucker them into giving up a pick....
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Wonder if they are trying to sucker them into giving up a pick....
Pick was off the table when Bush was tendered.
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
I seem to be in the minority. I'm not very find of a deal where Loomis pays more than he wanted to for a player that was vocal about not being re-signed.

Somehow Darren Sproles is not worth 3.7m/year but Rafael Bush is worth 2.25m/year.
I don't think that was more than Loomis was willing to pay for Bush at all. I believe he took a chance on Bush not getting an offer sheet to save a few bucks. If Loomis didn't want him he would not have tendered him in the first place.

As for Bush being vocal about not being re-signed, what exactly did he say that was nothing more than making the best out of the situation he was dealt (ie. receiving the offer)?
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Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
I don't think that was more than Loomis was willing to pay for Bush at all. I believe he took a chance on Bush not getting an offer sheet to save a few bucks. If Loomis didn't want him he would not have tendered him in the first place.

As for Bush being vocal about not being re-signed, what exactly did he say that was nothing more than making the best out of the situation he was dealt (ie. receiving the offer)?
I am serious about this. I have not been able to find any quote from Bush on not wanting to remain with the Saints. A writer in one article implied that was how Bush felt, but that was most likely his opinion on how Bush would feel.

The only quotes on the subject that I read directly attributed to Bush indicated how excited he was to get to play alongside Vacarro and Byrd.
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
I seem to be in the minority. I'm not very find of a deal where Loomis pays more than he wanted to for a player that was vocal about not being re-signed.

Somehow Darren Sproles is not worth 3.7m/year but Rafael Bush is worth 2.25m/year.
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Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
I am serious about this. I have not been able to find any quote from Bush on not wanting to remain with the Saints. A writer in one article implied that was how Bush felt, but that was most likely his opinion on how Bush would feel.

The only quotes on the subject that I read directly attributed to Bush indicated how excited he was to get to play alongside Vacarro and Byrd.
Okay, this is the ONLY mention that I could find:

NFL source: Rafael Bush hoping for shot at starting role with Falcons

Bush signed the offer sheet. The Saints can keep him if they match the Falcons’ offer sheet by Tuesday. But Bush would prefer it if New Orleans let him move on, the source said.

It’s nothing personal against the Saints, who in March extended Bush a one-year, $1.4 million tender that ensured they would have the chance to match any offer sheet the safety signed, the source said.

According to the source, in Atlanta, Bush is being offered a chance to be a starting safety alongside William Moore, a friend. The Falcons’ release in February of safety Thomas DeCoud, a starter since 2009, created the opportunity.

“Atlanta is a better situation for Rafael Bush to have a starting role in the defense,” the source said. “It is a better situation for his career and for his family,” especially financially.
There is a very good chance the "source" was someone from the Falcons' front office.

As far as I can tell, Rafael Bush never said anything about not wanting the Saints to match the offer. Nothing at all.
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