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Brees taking care of Brees

Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:56 pm
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They will call Drew Brees selfish.

He's thinking about himself -- and just himself.

How dare he not take a deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the NFL and instead force the Saints to use the franchise tag on him to keep him off the market?

Here's what I say to that: Brees has to do what he feels is best for himself. There are a lot of people out there who will say Brees should have signed a deal with the Saints to help the team get some cap relief to sign Carl Nicks and Marques Colston before free agency.

That's not his duty. He serves himself. He's an independent contractor. If he and his agent don't like the deal the Saints have offered, they don't take it.

The other part is on the team. They need to make it work.

Having said all that, let's get off this Brees-is-the-savior of New Orleans talk while we're at it. If this negotiation has taught us anything, it's that all players -- no matter what image they portray -- are in it for themselves.

Never forget that.

But don't get mad at Brees. He's looking out for No. 9 -- or in this case, as it always is, No. 1.

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Category: NFL
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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2012 9:19 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

To pete prisco you are stupid  & a idiot too something must have hit you on the head . Because you can't even make your picks right.The saints will be in SUPERBOWL 47 in 2013 in the superdome. The saints have this song as a motivation tool to win. "We Are One"<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/js/tinymce/3.4.2/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cool.gif" alt="Cool" /> 




Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:49 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

This is the beginning of the end for the Saints. 



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I caught on to a phrase a long time ago that stands true today as it did whenever it started. Actions speak louder than words! Forget all blah blah blah crap and show the fans what's going on. If Brees isn't going to sign long term, Benson will have to learn that lesson the hard way because I don't see any instant winning solutions other than what you have now. Brees helped generate millions to the city. Though he couldn't do it alone, he had a big part to do with it. The owner has a business to run, but when have you a seen this business run like this?!?!?! You haven't seen to many double digit winning seasons or a trip to the NFC Championship twice or a Super Bowl trip and win before he arrived did you? Just pay the man the money so you can keep that 3-5 year window open. You were having fun eating, wining and dinning, but now comes that part to pay the bill and you start making a plan to make a run for the car?!?! Somethings not being said and it's kinda getting on my nerves. It has the feel of politics and I hate politics! Too much BS envolved!!!




Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:47 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

from what i heard, all the money was on the back end so they could cut him and never really pay him.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

One Super Bowl and highest paid wasn't enough?  All the talk about the city of New Orleans. Greed... Next Brees will think he can walk on water... Losing respect for him and Payton real fast here...



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 10:30 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

That is absolutely the dumbest comment ever written on the Internet



Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 8:06 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

By forcing the Saints to tag him, he doesn't have to sign a contract for another year.  In light of Bounty-gate, wouldn't you do the same thing to see what the future holds for the Saints, and to determine if you want to be part of that future or not?  Seems more of a delaying tactic that pushing the issue of money.  At this point in his career, he probably just wants to play for a winner and isn't sure whether the Saints will have that mantle in the coming years if he signs a long-term contract only to have the NFL strip the Saints of the ability to be competitive.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I think a lot of people are forgetting how Brees last game with the Chargers was, he was carted of the field with a destroyed shoulder. New Orleans took a gamble on Brees and it payed off dividens. I don't blame Brees ONE BIT for wanting to get payed. 

San Diego tried to do it and he walked, Does New Orleans think they can put all the bonuses in the backend and get away with it? 



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 6:09 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

"But don't get mad at Brees. He's looking out for No. 9 -- or in this case, as it always is, No. 1."???


Hasen`t he made enough money during his career, that he wouldn`t have to worry for the rest of his life? And hasen`t he been offered some of the biggest dollars ever offered to an NFL player? Seems like he`s thinking that since he`s got the stats, that`s all that should be considered on the big money board.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

i think we should let him walk he dosen't want to be here or he would have signed 23 million is alot of money , now we have wasted so much time with drew greedy i mean drew breezy that we are now going to lose nicks, colston , and meachem. all because he needs more money , but all you ever hear is ITS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY .GOD SENT ME HERE. well hopefully he leaves and we get manning .REMEMBER greedy brees was hurt when we took him in . well manning is hurt now lets offer him 18 million . he would take it 


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