Found September 23, 2012 on
NEW YORK -- The NFL players union sent an open letter to team owners calling for an end to the lockout of on-field officials and hinting that the lockout is a violation of the contract between the players and the league. The players were locked out for 4 1/2 months last year, and they emphasized in the letter, posted Sunday on the union's website, that replacement officials working the games creates an unsafe working environment. Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association, Drew Brees and Scott Fujita are among the union members who signed the letter. "Your decision to...

Drew Brees Calls Officiating Situation 'Horrendous' and an 'Embarrassment to the League'

Drew Brees is on the warpath, and he's got the NFL in the cross hairs. The New Orleans Saints quarterback has been outspoken against the league in the past, and he continues to let his feelings known about the league. This time, he's going after the league for the officiating situation, which gets uglier and uglier by the day. Brees' rant actually started on Monday -...

NFL News: Browns’ Fujita Will Meet Roger Goodell on Friday

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday. With the topic being the veteran player’s involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, it was originally reported that Fujita would speak with Goodell in a video conference last Tuesday. The league, however, opted not to proceed and requested a face-to-face meeting. Fujita is...

Brees: Saints urgently need consistency

(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Drew Brees readily acknowledges he is an eternal optimist - and won't buy into the notion that an 0-3 record is proof the Saints are doomed without suspended coach Sean Payton. When he reviewed video on Monday of New Orleans' collapse in a 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City a day earlier, he took...

Mike Tanier on Brees vs. Unitas

Mike Tanier has a nice piece on Drew Brees, Dan Marino, and Johnny Unitas: We should, of course, cherish the memories of Unitas and other legends. But we cannot do so at the expense of the present. Drew Brees is an all-time great at his prime. We must appreciate him while we have him. Every time we lapse into nostalgia, it’s a backhanded insult to a legacy that is still growing.

Saints Nation: Saints' Offensive Player Grades vs. Chiefs

This was a strange one. The Saints' offense largely looked pretty good leading up to a 24-6 lead and then nothing. The motor was completely shut off and there was no semblance of threat from them for the remainder of the contest. It went from effective to watching LSU's offense against Alabama's defense in the national title game all over again. What happened to this...

Saints Nation: Saints Podcast - September Topics That are Horrible

Andrew Juge of the Saints Nations stops by to break down the Chiefs game. Oh the mess it was. Ralph wants to know how a Drew Brees offense can go the entire 4th quarter and OT without completing a pass or getting a first down. Is Sean Payton's mind irreplaceable?  Andrew says its time to play all the kids on defense. They also wonder if the Saints should have tried to make...

The Saints Lose to…um…gulp…the Chiefs. An Open Letter to Aaron Kromer.

23 September 2012 Aaron Kromer Interim, Interim Head Coach New Orleans Saints Airline Drive Metry, Louisiana (who the hell knows what the zip code is) Dear Interim, Interim Head Coach, Aaron Kromer: As I sit here, writing this note and sipping my hemlock tea, I contemplate today’s game and what took place. Or, rather, what not took place. When I start delving into all the stats...

Drew Brees Going Where Only One Man Has Gone Before

Remember when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s MLB record for consecutive games played? Fans had been counting down to that moment for months, if not years. One of the game’s all-time good guys was about to break a hallowed record held by one of the game’s legendary figures. When the mantle was passed, time stood still. For the baseball purist, it was a goosebumps moment.So...

Union asks NFL owners to end officials lockout

The NFL players' union has sent an open letter to team owners calling on the league to end the lockout of on-field officials. The players hint that the lockout could violate the collective bargaining agreement that ended their own lockout last year, citing a lack of a safe working environment. Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association, Drew Brees and Scott...

Philly Sports World week 3 fantasy recap

Philly Sports World Fantasy Week 3 recap The game of the week, well what can I say except DUMB,DUMB, DUMB. Picking the game from the heart and with the thought that the Eagles could actually hold on to the ball, two mistakes. The high-powered Eagle offense moved the ball, just not when it counted. Give credit to Arizona, they out-played the Eagles in all aspects of the game. KUDOS...

Saints Nation: Five Things to Look For in Chiefs @ Saints

Gameday is here and it's another chance for the Saints to get this bitter winless season taste out of mouths, pronto. The Chiefs come to the Superdome as the lone team that's given up as many points as the Saints through two games. They've played some bad football so far, which makes them the perfect candidate to face a team so desperate to get back on track. I'm...
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