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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.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 5:06 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

 I wonder what this morons take on LBJ and his decision to sign with Miami. Wonder if he thinks LBJ is an independent contractor or if he was selfish for signing else where? Why is it when stars who the media love get a pass for being greedy and players who deserve the money and the chance to play elsewhere are called backstabbers and greedy SOBs. I dont know if Brees is greedy but i do know hes a stat whore and proved it week 15 in a blowout with 2 mins left and HAD to break marinos record on national tv. He easily coulda waited a week and did it then but hes all about the stats. Kharmas a bitch Brees- first early playoff exit and now your getting screwed on a contract. 


Spoken like the fan of a Falcons team whose starting QB has NEVER won a playoff game, and who couldn't even put a SINGLE point on the board in the playoffs this year.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 5:06 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I can't see paying one guy 18 million a season for any position. If anything, Brees has proven that one player doesn't make a team. The Saints can put up huge offensive numbers but need more resources on defense and they can't afford it. Now that he's franchised it might be a good time to look at the ability to trade him for picks that they can work a deal for the 2nd pick in the draft. It would save them about 14 million a year.



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:51 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

You are a terrible person, straight up. Disgusting and plain sad. Heartless piece of ........



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Gotta love delusional, dope Aints fans thinking that this story and the bounty story does not effect the Aints. I am sure Brees is not too happy about getting franchised. They did not build any good will by franchising him. Plus, after losing key players in free agency and not being able to replace them in the draft due to losing draft picks , expect a down year or two for the Aints.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:39 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

All previous posters with negative comments just fans of teams with $hitty QB play.

This shit happens. So what. They may actually be able to keep Nicks around because of it. Colston can go.

And for every douche thinking there is going to be some kind of increased danger on Brees because of this 'bounty' story, way to be gullible.

A guy like him has had a bounty on him for years already.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I would ask Brees what he couldnt have on 18 million a year? If he is such a loeader team first guy it is a no brainer. Its only a matter of time before the bounty is on Brees after running up the score for the past few years. Most of these pro-athletes are just greedy.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

I wonder what this morons take on LBJ and his decision to sign with Miami. Wonder if he thinks LBJ is an independent contractor or if he was selfish for signing else where? Why is it when stars who the media love get a pass for being greedy and players who deserve the money and the chance to play elsewhere are called backstabbers and greedy SOBs. I dont know if Brees is greedy but i do know hes a stat whore and proved it week 15 in a blowout with 2 mins left and HAD to break marinos record on national tv. He easily coulda waited a week and did it then but hes all about the stats. Kharmas a bitch Brees- first early playoff exit and now your getting screwed on a contract. 



Since: Nov 26, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

You are a terrible person........... believe that!



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:25 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Stupid article outside of the last part. To say he isnt selfish is retarded. He had a chance to become the richest player EVER...and turned it down...that's selfish. Now, he has pretty much assured the Saints will lose Nicks and Colston...stop me when I get to the unselfish part.

Enough about Hurrican Katrina too....old news, move on.



Since: Mar 3, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:25 pm
 

Brees taking care of Brees

Classless comment


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