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Brees taking care of Brees

Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:56 pm
 

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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Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 3:53 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

There may be more to Bress's decision than we know.  Money may not be the
main issue. We know about the amounts offered and refused. The Saints may not be
a team Drew Bress wants his name tied to now. If all the allegations about
the coaching staff are confirmed, he may be doing the right thing for himself and
his family. The Saints will pay a high price for this behavior and rightfully
so. But he had to know what was going on the field but was tight lipped about
it. The NFL must take strong actions against the Saints and it's coaching staff.
The poor people of New Orleans are the victims here. What high caliber player
will stay with the Saints. What has happened to our wonderful sport?




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:58 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Players are way over paid as it is and then you got this jerk off not taking this deal, total BS.
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Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:50 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I concur with Prisco.

Brees is looking out for himself.

He reportedly rejected the most lucrative contract in NFL history, from a franchise that signed him when he was at the lowest point of his career and rescuing him from mediocrity.  Why should he show any fidelity with that organization.  In an age of everybody being out for themselves it is easy to forget those who helped make you what you are today.

The reason that this happens is that there are too many GM's who are spooked at the notion that a top player will leave the franchise.  Where is the GM with a pair that will call a players bluff and make them sweat it out.

The St. Louis Cardinals did this with Albert Pujols and I guarantee that they will be better off in the long run and the Angels will eventually regret their decision. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:20 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Hell give me $150,000 a year and make me the backup kicker!!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:18 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Dont blame Brees? Why the hell not? You get offered a deal that makes you the highest paid player in the NFL, you take it.
Your right on! It is nothing but greed, this is the dumbest article I have ever rid. Players are way over paid as it is and then you got this jerk off not taking this deal, total BS. I will root against Brees all next year.



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:45 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Drew Brees is, in fact, a selfish jerk. The only thing I think when I hear his name? The interview he gave during the lock-out, where he was asked why he did not want the players union to contribute to the retired players fund. His response, "it's not my fault they didn't save their money". Yes, they failed to save enough from their $20,000 annual income. Easy to say when you make 20 million. Drew Brees is a dirtbag. And yes, he is selfish.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:01 am
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Talk about being totally off base!!!  Brees is no idiot and only an idiot would sign ANYTHING having to do with the Saints.  It's a no-brainer that the NFL is going to come down hard on them for the "bounty" scandal and if the penalties inv
olve the loss of several draft choices over a few years, the suspension of players and/or coaches, the reduction of salary cap and/or heavy fines, Brees may simply be biding his time until he knows the results before he decides what or where he wants to finish his career.  I'm guessing Brees was franchised by mutual agreement.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:53 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I will go a step further, if Brees is the man we think he is, he would not want to play for the Saints until the people that broke everything he "stands" for is no longer associated with the Saints. 
Prisco when you argue that 30 million vs 35 million is looking out for number one  -- or whatever that number is -- I tune it out,  I think 30 million would do me ok.




Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:32 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Dont blame Brees? Why the hell not? You get offered a deal that makes you the highest paid player in the NFL, you take it.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 10:34 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

This is a pathetically thought of mind column. As there are the few players who "deserve a boat load", as there are a few players who should put their city and team before them, AS IS THAT PLAYER DREW BREES. When you have N.O on your shoulders, when you helped rebuilt a city, you don't use that leverage against the team, you dont look out for "No. 1", you do much more, you do the respectable thing. When your such fixture, in such a city, it is not about "No.1" anymore, it is about doing the honorable thing..you would think such a person would give his team a home-town discount, yet reports are they offered to make him the highest paid player in he league, to no avail. All my respest for Drew Brees is gone like the wind. 


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