Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 13: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC divisional playoff game at the Superdome on January 13, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana.The Saints won the game 27-24. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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It has not been one of the better off-season’s in the world of football. There has already been a host of arrests to leave a sour taste. Following top drafted receiver Justin Blackmon’s arrest, the verdict for Jerry Sandusky came in and found him guilty on nearly every charge. Adding to this was the Spring exposure of Bounty-Gate containing some alarming diatribe from Gregg Williams. If a Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator’s legacy wasn’t damaged enough, calls for the late Joe Paterno’s name to be yanked off of any accolades (By Bobby Bowden, of course. He may still be annoyed at his win record) iced the cake. So while Williams was banned from the NFL and standout MLB Jonathan Vilma continues to push for an appeal victory, this came in from New Orleans. QB Drew Brees has received a 5-year $100 million contract with $60 million guaranteed. As a Miami Dolphins fan, I still get to remember that we chose QB Daunte Culpepper over Brees. Brees is a high character player who has alwa...
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