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    DREW BREES DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE'LL PLAY FOR ONE YEAR FRANCHISE DEAL

    "Drew Brees, appearing on a radio interview on Wednesday morning, wouldn't
    specifically say that he wouldn't play on a one-year, franchise-tag deal. But he
    also made it clear he's been there and done that and isn't a fan.

    Brees
    was tagged by the Saints prior to the March 5 deadline and was reportedly
    "livid" about it. That showed through some when Brees discussed what happened
    the last time he played under a franchise tag in San Diego.

    "I've played
    under the franchise tag before," Brees said on ESPN's Mike and Mike
    Wednesday morning. "And that ended with 13 anchors in my right shoulder and
    having a 25 percent chance of playing football again. So that didn't work out
    too well for me. And I've talked to the Saints about this many times and they
    definitely know my desire to have a long-term deal and they certainly want me to
    have that as well. So we'll continue discussions and, like I said, get a
    long-term deal done sooner or later."

    That is not a guy who's
    willing to put his career on the line because the Saints couldn't figure out how
    to get him the money he wants.

    And it should be a big-time concern for
    New Orleans, because if Brees is saying things like this now, in March, imagine
    what he'll be saying when the season gets closer if the team doesn't have a deal
    in place. Brees did acknowledge, of course, that negotiations will "continue
    on."

    "I would say there are definitely going to be discussions that are
    going to continue on," Brees said. "All the franchise tag means is no one else
    can talk to me, but I can still have discussions with the Saints which I know
    will be ongoing and we're still hoping we can get something done sooner or
    later."

    But here's the thing: some of the damage has already been done.
    The <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/17789567/buccaneers-sign-carl-nicks-to-five-year-475m-deal-also-cb-eric-wright">division-rival
    Bucs stole away one</a> of Brees most important pieces in All-Pro guard Carl
    Nicks. That doesn't happen if the Saints and Brees work out a deal before the
    franchise-tag deadline."

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: DREW BREES DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE'LL PLAY FOR ONE YEAR FRANCHISE DEAL

    Disfunction in New Orleans is great for the rest of the league, here's to hoping they never get it together

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    • #3
      Re: DREW BREES DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HE'LL PLAY FOR ONE YEAR FRANCHISE DEAL

      I think the Saints want to see what they can do with the team first below the cap before giving Brees a really big contract. No team wants to have an angry starting QB if they want to make a Superbowl run.

      They just locked up Colston for 5 more years.

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