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Saints Franchise Tag Drew Brees. (E.R.)

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by rolyat93, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. rolyat93

    rolyat93 Contributing Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7641895/new-orleans-saints-tag-drew-brees-exclusive-rights-franchise-tag



    Personally, I think it's a weak move and he deserves a long term deal.
     
  2. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Why did the announcement happen in an emergency room?
     
  3. napalm06

    napalm06 Huge Flopping Fan

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    Oh, to live a lifestyle where 18 mil x 5 years just isn't enough...
     
  4. rolyat93

    rolyat93 Contributing Member

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    [not sure if rhetorical.]
    Exclusive rights, means he can't be contacted by other teams.
     
  5. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

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    Is it really that awful a move when the numbers are so freaking high? Nominally I understand the economic impact of the franchise tag, but a raise and the five highest salaries at your position seem fair.
     
  6. CJLarson

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    I don't think anyone had any idea you meant exclusive rights. OF COURSE they have exclusive rights, that's what the franchise tag is for!
     
  7. david_rocket

    david_rocket Member

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    Brees is upset with the franchise tag:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...643713.html;_ylt=Amu9vPVdgx0J1k3Oivujcx5DubYF
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    He is a great QB. No question about it. But... I doubt he would be as effective away from Sean Peyton's scheme. In other words, I don't envision any other teams valuing him at 23 million.
     

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