Found July 17, 2012 on Football Nation:
To be kind, the New Orleans Saints have not had the greatest offseason in the history of the National Football League.   This might rank as one of the worst off-seasons a team has ever had.   It certainly would be in the top ten of bad off-seasons in the history of the NFL.   A long protracted negotiation that broke down and resulted in Drew Brees playing under the Franchise Tag would have pleased no one.   During the 2005 season, Mr. Brees learned first-hand the uncertainty and risks playing under the franchise tag.   He would not have been happy repeating that in 2012.  Saints ownership and fans wanted to have the security of having their guy under contract.  Everyone is happy and Brees is set for life. However, is Drew Brees still a championship winning quarterback?   Mr. Brees is 33.   He will be 34 in January.   Forget how Drew Brees played this last season.  At his age, Brees is now battling against Father Time.   And Father Time is unbeaten.  There have been 46 Super Bow...

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Drew Brees got paid in the biggest way as he became the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Now, the Saints quarterback will have to watch his back. Following Bountygate and entering the season without the services of head coach Sean Payton, Brees and the rest of the Saints for that matter may have a pretty big bull's-eye on their backs.

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Football Nation presents the sixth episode of “Monday Morning Huddle”. In this week’s episode, host, Dave Holcomb puts in his final thoughts on QB Drew Brees’ huge contract and the backlash New Orleans could go through, whether the pressure QB Tony Romo receives in a Cowboys’ uniform is warranted, and whether Quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Joe Flacco are the most overrated...

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