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SNR
02-29-2012, 11:25 AM
:hmmm:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7628557/drew-brees-new-orleans-saints-far-apart-new-contract-sources-say

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still remain a ways apart in their efforts to produce a long-term contract, according to league sources.

If the two sides cannot make considerable progress from where they are today, the Saints will be forced to use their franchise tag on Brees by the Monday deadline.

If the Saints can get Brees signed to a long-term contract extension, they would have the flexibility to use their tag on another player. What makes this important is that the Saints have two other marquee free agents, wide receiver Marques Colston and Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks.

Nicks took to Twitter on Monday to express his anxiety over possibly being tagged: "Man I don't know what to do? My anxiety is on a hundred thousand trillion!...march 5 is a big day!!??"

But as it stands right now, the team and Brees are struggling to strike the deal that many around the league expected to be done by now.

The 2011 offensive player of the year arrived in New Orleans in 2006, less than a year after Hurricane Katrina struck. Since then, he has passed for more yards (28,394) than any other quarterback in the NFL while lifting the Saints to new heights and simultaneously helping the region heal from Katrina's devastation.

In 2011, Brees set NFL single-season records with 468 completions, 5,476 yards passing and a completion percentage of 71.2. His prolific passing numbers helped the Saints set a new NFL high for total offensive yards in a season with 7,474.

The 33-year-old Brees led the Saints to a 13-3 regular-season record and second NFC South division title. New Orleans defeated Detroit in the first round of the playoffs before falling in the final seconds of its second-round game at San Francisco.

Last week, Brees told the New Orleans Times-Picayune he was confident he would reach a deal with the Saints. "There's no doubt in my mind we'll get a deal done," he said.

"I think there's been progress made," Brees said, when asked about reports that he and the Saints were far apart. "But just like everything it's a process. It takes time. It's not something that happens overnight."

Last season, the 28-year-old Colston missed two games with a broken collarbone and finished third on the club in catches with 80, second in yards with 1,143 and tied for second in touchdown catches with eight.

Nicks, a two-time Pro Bowler at guard, was a member of The Associated Press' first-team All-Pro team in 2011, along with the Saints' other starting guard, Jahri Evans. That hasn't happened since 1953, with Detroit's Lou Creekmur and Dick Stanfel.

thurman merman
02-29-2012, 11:26 AM
Bring him in for a look!

Garcia Bronco
02-29-2012, 11:27 AM
Bring him in for a look!

this is clearly tampering

Epic Fail 007
02-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Because hes waiting to be a chief. So he can get revenge against the chargers twice a year.

SNR
02-29-2012, 11:35 AM
This is good for us.

Step 1: Sign Nicks, draft a tackle

Step 2: ....

Step 3: Profit

No more "The line sucks!" excuses from our QB, his backers, and his coaches. That shit ends NOW!

Okie_Apparition
02-29-2012, 11:36 AM
:hmmm:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7628557/drew-brees-new-orleans-saints-far-apart-new-contract-sources-say"I think there's been progress made," Brees said, when asked about reports that he and the Saints were far apart. "But just like everything it's a process. It takes time. It's not something that happens overnight."


OH NOES!!

Dave Lane
02-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Step 2 Sign Manning

Ben N 58men
02-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Cassel > Brees

tredadda
02-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Cassel > Brees

ROFL

tredadda
02-29-2012, 11:48 AM
This is good for us.

Step 1: Sign Nicks, draft a tackle

Step 2: ....

Step 3: Profit

No more "The line sucks!" excuses from our QB, his backers, and his coaches. That shit ends NOW!

^ This

Thig Lyfe
02-29-2012, 11:49 AM
HOLY SHIT LET'S GET HIM

Bane
02-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Who? /Cassel

Bowser
02-29-2012, 11:53 AM
ALLRIGHT! Hey, what do you want me to do?? Just back up, I'm stuck!!

penguinz
02-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Since everyone knows they will franchise they should be far apart. No reason not to be.

KurtCobain
02-29-2012, 12:08 PM
No more fucking retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

Rausch
02-29-2012, 12:11 PM
No more ****ing retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

None of this makes any sense...

KCUnited
02-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Losing Brees would be a blemish on the face of the New Orleans franchise.

kepp
02-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Geez, their 3rd ranked WR (catches) had 80/1,143/8

Sofa King
02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
No more ****ing retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

It's like every bad arguement against getting a QB all rolled into 1 horrible paragraph.

Nice work kurt.

Frazod
02-29-2012, 12:51 PM
I think we should go after his back-up. :)

-King-
02-29-2012, 12:51 PM
No more fucking retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

Shirley you cant be serious.
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whoman69
02-29-2012, 01:18 PM
Cassel > Brees

Maybe a 12 year old girl would think that.

whoman69
02-29-2012, 01:22 PM
Having them use the tag on Brees is going to hurt their ability to keep that team together. I think they were planning on using the tag elsewhere. From what I understand a tag can only be used once for each player. This throws big doubt on Drew Brees long term in NO.

Bweb
02-29-2012, 01:36 PM
No more ****ing retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

Yes :)

phillip
02-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Having them use the tag on Brees is going to hurt their ability to keep that team together. I think they were planning on using the tag elsewhere. From what I understand a tag can only be used once for each player. This throws big doubt on Drew Brees long term in NO.

I think that changed with the new CBA. They can keep tagging the same player now, but the cost goes up each time.

Pasta Giant Meatball
02-29-2012, 02:12 PM
"I'm still the starter right Scott? Scott?"

notorious
02-29-2012, 02:27 PM
JFC

Brees beat KSU in a bowl game 11tybillion years ago. I am getting old. :(

Okie_Apparition
02-29-2012, 02:31 PM
He's rubbing elbow with Brad Pitt & James Carvell
maybe he wants out

wazu
02-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Would franchising him even stick? Can't a team trade 2 firsts and get him? He's young enough that seems in play.

Mr. Laz
02-29-2012, 02:41 PM
Would franchising him even stick? Can't a team trade 2 firsts and get him? He's young enough that seems in play.
yes, but Brees still has to agree to a contract with another team and don't think he will.

Brees would be foolish to leave New Orleans

Okie_Apparition
02-29-2012, 02:44 PM
2 1st for a 33 year old
2 drafts for RGIII sounds better
& that's too much

tredadda
02-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Would franchising him even stick? Can't a team trade 2 firsts and get him? He's young enough that seems in play.

Isn't there something like an exclusive rights franchise tag that keeps other teams from giving up two firsts for him?

thurman merman
02-29-2012, 04:10 PM
No more ****ing retreads. God, the man is 33 years old and he's starting to bald like Manning. Draft Tannehill, why would we need brees? Our window will close. Brees is a system guy anyways. He'd want to much money that we need to sign our own guys. If we get brees say bye to Carr, can you live with that?

Seriously?

boogblaster
02-29-2012, 05:07 PM
we need a QB bad .. but we cant afford to lose any D-players either .. its all we got till we see if our running game is back this year ......

Buck
02-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Nice.

Hopefully that frees up Colston.