Found May 16, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
There is no doubt the New Orleans Saints are dependent on quarterback Drew Brees but just how much are they? Are the Saints like the Colts? Are they basically a one-man team? I realize that in even considering this, it's tremendously insulting to the many other professionals within the Saints' organization to speculate that their efforts are potentially marginally impactful and, instead, the fate of the team rests mostly on the performance of one elite player. It's disconcerting to say the least.

Brees frustrated with Saints

Drew Brees voiced several concerns he has over his contract dispute with the Saints. He thinks it can adversely affect the team.

Brees critical of Saints in radio interview

Drew Brees says he's frustrated by a lack of communication with the New Orleans Saints in his ongoing contract negotiations and believes the club should show more urgency to get a long-term deal done. In an interview with WWL radio in New Orleans on Wednesday night, Brees says he's extremely frustrated that he still is not signed and could miss the Saints' first organized...

Saints bracing for Brees-less offseason

With the possibility that Drew Brees won't attend the Saints' offseason program next week, interim head coach Joe Vitt said the team might bring in another quarterback. Brees was unhappy with being given the team's franchise tag, which he hasn't signed, and the sides haven't been able to agree on a long-term deal. New Orleans had 64 players at its rookie minicamp...

Brees rips Saints in radio interview

Drew Brees said in a radio interview Wednesday night that he is frustrated by what he views as a lack of communication with the New Orleans Saints in his ongoing contract negotiations, adding the club should have shown more urgency to get a long-term deal done. ''It's been extremely frustrating for me. I don't think the negotiations should have been this difficult...

What’s with the stalling? Saints need to pay Drew Brees.

No other quarterback besides Drew Brees has made it past the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs in the entire 40-plus year history of the New Orleans Saints. He continues to produce outrageous passing numbers, he means more to his team than any other player on New Orleans’ roster, and he wins. So why are the Saints stalling when it comes to giving him a long-term contract? If...

Drew Brees extremely frustrated by lack of contract negotiations with Saints

It’s May 16 and Drew Brees has yet to receive a long-term contract from the New Orleans Saints. As you would imagine, this has left the veteran quarterback extremely frustrated about his situation. From “This is a big time for our team, especially when you look at what’s happened in this offseason, missing our head coach, Sean Payton,” Brees said. ...

Drew Brees growing increasingly upset with Saints over lack of extension

With voluntary workouts already underway and training camp just around the corner, Drew Brees has yet to sign a contract with the Saints for the 2012 season. As you know, the Saints have applied the franchise tag to their star quarterback. For obvious reasons, Brees has yet to sign the tender and doesn’t sound like he intends to. With each passing day, the Saints’ star quarterback...

Drew Brees frustract with New Orleans Saints, lack of a new deal

The clock is ticking. The NFL calender shows that there is just under a month to go until players must sign their tender offers. QB Drew Brees has said that he doesn’t plan on signing his franchise tag and wants a new contract from the New Orleans Saints. It appears however that the two sides remain far apart and Brees is becoming frustrated with the entire situation. Speaking...

Saints Nation: Drew Brees Plays Media Card in Contract Negotiations

As frustrating as Drew Brees not being under contract has been for all parties involved, the one impressive part of the situation was both sides refusal to play the media game. Up until yesterday, the talks have remained incredibly tight lipped and private, with only hearsay tidbits being dropped by the media citing "sources familiar with talks". That all changed when Brees...

Drew Brees: Contract talks “extremely frustrating”

(Chris Graythen/Getty Images) With everything that has happened this offseason for the Saints, having their franchise quarterback frustrated and without a long term deal is the last thing they need. “It’s extremely frustrating for me, but here we are,” Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans. “I know I’m certainly committed to getting a long-term deal, as I have been throughout...

Brees “extremely frustrated” with contract negotiations with Saints

It’s arguable that no player is more valuable to his team right now than Drew Brees is to the Saints. Before he signed with them, there was talk that the Saints could leave New Orleans and now any talk of that nature would be ridiculous as Drew Brees has turned the Saints into a perennial contender and a Super Bowl Champion. Given how willing teams have been to resign their quarterbacks...

Brees on contract talks: 'Extremely frustrating'

Drew Brees continues to be bold in expressing his emotions regarding the slow pace of contract negotiations with the Saints. Brees' contract expired at the end of the 2011 season. He's the Saints exclusive franchise player, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams, but has not signed the one-year, $16.3 million tender and doesn't plan to any time soon. "...

Top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL today

The offseason is sometimes a long, boring experience for many football fans. There's really no way to speed up the return of football, but there are ways to occupy our time. One fun and subjective way to do this is by making lists. The NFL Network does a top 100 players in the NFL list, but to me, it's difficult to compare running backs to corner backs. That's why I like...
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