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Saints: marching out??? Whodat's view on relocation rumors.

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; saintswhodi, the system of signing bonuses pretty much guarantees that players don't get a raw deal. They may get cut when they reach the last 2 years of a contract with ridiculous cap numbers, but even underperformers are often kept ...

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Old 05-17-2005, 05:00 PM   #31
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saintswhodi, the system of signing bonuses pretty much guarantees that players don't get a raw deal. They may get cut when they reach the last 2 years of a contract with ridiculous cap numbers, but even underperformers are often kept on a team because of the money invested in them.

Regarding the problem at hand, I may be reaching a little high, but I honestly believe that honoring the contracts the outgoing administration agreed to - or breaking them - is a problem of democracy. It's way more problematic in international treaties, say the Kyoto Protocol, where you have many players and just when everybody could agree to a compromise there's an election and although the contracts have been signed by 100 nations they could as well be ripped or burned because the most important country doesn't honor it.
Anyway, back to Blanco and Foster. Foster's contract with Benson isn't that of a lunatic, it's just very sweet for the Saints owner. And Blanco isn't about to just ignore it, she wants to renegotiate. She has every right to. And Benson has every right to wait for an offer that he likes.

Could someone explain to me exactly how the 2007 escape clause works? The state says "Deal's off", they don't have to pay anymore and the Saints are free to move? Isn't that basically what would happen if they simply refused to pay? Granted that would look worse ...
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:11 PM   #32
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All I know is what has been stated before a letter of intent to move has not been sighned yet. Secondly it takes more than a year to relocate a franchise everyone knows that. The Director of the Alamo Dome has not been contacted about the move. Another thing a deal would have to be in place within 90 days of the end of the 2005 season. If anything it would be really disorganized to move a franchise this quick. I must say though has the present Saints franchise been anything but unorganised except for maybe the salary cap but you know what kind of a money pincher Benson is. Hey rumor is he loves his filet mignon steaks with lemon on the side. Hey does that come with a long island icetea too?
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