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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

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:25 pm

Brees taking care of Brees

Dude ... not cool.

Since: Mar 2, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 4:13 pm

Brees taking care of Brees

It really doesn't matter. He will never finish this season with every defensive player in the league looking for revenge. He should do what his mather did and commit sucide ......But then again he has already done that

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