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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by MatthewT Don't give Mickey Loomis any ideas, he may sign AB to a 5 year deal with about 40 mil guaranteed. Bah hahaha...

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Old 01-03-2022, 04:54 PM   #21
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Don't give Mickey Loomis any ideas, he may sign AB to a 5 year deal with about 40 mil guaranteed.


Bah hahaha

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Old 01-03-2022, 06:00 PM   #22
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At a veteran minimum type deal, I say we SHOULD sign Antonio Brown. Yes, he is bat crap crazy. But our receivers are so horrible that its worth it. If I was hiring a lifeguard, first thing I would ask is can they swim, then second are they reliable. Antonio Brown ain't reliable, but we got guy who cant who swim jumping into the pool. A guy who can only be available 50% of games due to mental issues but can do the job when he is available is a good addition at our severe level of disfunction.

I don't see how an athlete taking their shirt off is the end of the world. In many sports, athletes compete without shirts. Like so what. He was unavailable due to a mental illness temper tantrum thing. Ok yeah. If a musician walks off the stage or cancels for one concert and is probably bipolar, can they never have another concert, or do we just maybe take that into account and check the refund policy?

Calvin Ridley is unavailable all year for mental issues. Aaron Rodgers tried to leave football to host a game show and lied about his vaccine status and is the favorite for MVP. Antonio Brown did not just commit some kind of felony, he had a mental breakdown in one game.

Even Antonio Brown's cautionary tale game this week, he got 26 yards before leaving, good to tie our #2 receiver for the week playing a full game. I had Antonio Brown in my fantasy football league championship and it turned out fine, because my opponent had Hollywood Brown, who scored less. Antonio Brown's 545 yards on the season are good for essentially tied for #2 among our wide receivers for the season, despite his missing so many games. Antonio Brown has 3 100-yard receiving games this season. As far as I can find, our wide receivers only have 1 this year. I am not sure if they have 3 in their combined careers.

We won a Super Bowl with Darren Sharper. What Sharper did is a lot worse than tossing a jersey and waving. I don't feel our receivers have played well enough or are talented enough for their jobs to be secure just because they are better at punching a clock than the alternative. Crazy things can happen in the playoffs and if we have one good receiver, the odds are a lot better for those things to happen.

Also Antonio Brown looked like he was in good shape when he took his shirt off. He puts in the time practicing. If this were a donut eating championship and Andrus Peat took his shirt off, you would look at his stomach and say that guy has been practicing, lets get him some counseling but lets keep him around, because he will win us some donut eating championships. Andrus Peat isn't crazy, but the Saints also aren't competing in donut eating championships, so Antonio Brown could probably be more valuable than Peat.

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Old 01-03-2022, 06:53 PM   #23
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At a veteran minimum type deal, I say we SHOULD sign Antonio Brown. Yes, he is bat crap crazy. But our receivers are so horrible that its worth it. If I was hiring a lifeguard, first thing I would ask is can they swim, then second are they reliable. Antonio Brown ain't reliable, but we got guy who cant who swim jumping into the pool. A guy who can only be available 50% of games due to mental issues but can do the job when he is available is a good addition at our severe level of disfunction.

I don't see how an athlete taking their shirt off is the end of the world. In many sports, athletes compete without shirts. Like so what. He was unavailable due to a mental illness temper tantrum thing. Ok yeah. If a musician walks off the stage or cancels for one concert and is probably bipolar, can they never have another concert, or do we just maybe take that into account and check the refund policy?

Calvin Ridley is unavailable all year for mental issues. Aaron Rodgers tried to leave football to host a game show and lied about his vaccine status and is the favorite for MVP. Antonio Brown did not just commit some kind of felony, he had a mental breakdown in one game.

Even Antonio Brown's cautionary tale game this week, he got 26 yards before leaving, good to tie our #2 receiver for the week playing a full game. I had Antonio Brown in my fantasy football league championship and it turned out fine, because my opponent had Hollywood Brown, who scored less. Antonio Brown's 545 yards on the season are good for essentially tied for #2 among our wide receivers for the season, despite his missing so many games. Antonio Brown has 3 100-yard receiving games this season. As far as I can find, our wide receivers only have 1 this year. I am not sure if they have 3 in their combined careers.

We won a Super Bowl with Darren Sharper. What Sharper did is a lot worse than tossing a jersey and waving. I don't feel our receivers have played well enough or are talented enough for their jobs to be secure just because they are better at punching a clock than the alternative. Crazy things can happen in the playoffs and if we have one good receiver, the odds are a lot better for those things to happen.

Also Antonio Brown looked like he was in good shape when he took his shirt off. He puts in the time practicing. If this were a donut eating championship and Andrus Peat took his shirt off, you would look at his stomach and say that guy has been practicing, lets get him some counseling but lets keep him around, because he will win us some donut eating championships. Andrus Peat isn't crazy, but the Saints also aren't competing in donut eating championships, so Antonio Brown could probably be more valuable than Peat.
He quit on his teammates mid-game. Nuff said. He just ended his NFL career.
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:59 PM   #24
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Sorry to hijack the AB thread...but I’m in a family only fantasy league and my 88 year old pop wins over my brother if Pittsburgh’s RB gets 14 points !

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:55 PM   #25
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Bako brings up a lot of solid points but history tells us that Coach isn't known for gambling on troubled players.
He did sign Shockey and was able to get 100 pct from him. Also currently he did put his bid in for Odell which was understandable.
However desperate times call for desperate measures so who knows if the AB saga blows through New Orleans.
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Old 01-03-2022, 08:12 PM   #26
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Lets reach out. Put him on a game by game contract. How could we afford this you ask?

We cut Guido - his best stat is his ego.
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Old 01-03-2022, 08:15 PM   #27
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No way. Brown is a clown. Remember last year when the Saints called him in for a tryout and he brought his camera crew?
I'd hate to see the Saints make a Faustian deal to try to do well in the playoffs by signing Antonio Brown. And I think the man needs some serious councelling.
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Old 01-03-2022, 08:16 PM   #28
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Neither Antonio nor his agent is gonna let him sign for a vet minimum IMO.
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Both Randy Moss and Booger McFarland said that Brown has played his last game in the NFL. They said that teammates can look past what takes place away from the field, but what happens in that "three hour period" is what matters. They both said that Brown quit on his "brothers" during that period and that will not be forgiven.
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AB is done.

Steelers, Patriots, Oakland & Tampa all gave him chances.

No team will call. Ever again.
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