Found March 08, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune was a guest of Mike Florio’s on PFT Live on Thursday and indicated that Saints quarterback Drew Brees won’t sign his franchise tender and plans on skipping offseason workouts when they begin in April.

Brees has always been a team first guy, but Saints general manager Mickey Loomis decided to play hard ball during contract negotiations with Brees. This of course led to the Saints having to place the franchise tag on him, which he’s clearly not happy about.

Right now the Saints have two ugly problems on their hands this offseason, with bountygate and Brees being unhappy.


Brees speaks out about bounties

Drew Brees issued a statement on the Saints' alleged bounty program, saying there is no place for it in football and he had absolutely no knowledge of it.

Brees denies knowledge of bounty program

Drew Brees says he has never participated in and was never aware of a "real" bounty program, and there would be no place for players being provided incentives to intentionally injure one another in any sport. In a letter posted on his foundation's website Friday night, the Saints' star quarterback says fans should reserve judgment until more is known about the...

Drew Brees denies any involvement in Saints bounty program

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted a letter on his website that addresses the Saints current bounty scandal. Below we posted a portion of the letter that address the bounty allegations. “I do feel a responsibility to my teammates, the Saints organization and to the fans, to address the “Bounty” allegations. There is no place in the National Football League, or...

Being a Drew Brees target is not good personal business

When Marques Colston had a surprising rookie season, all that was talked about is how he was drafted in the 7th round and was from Hofstra. He did put up numbers that are reserved for 1st and 2nd rounders.  70 receptions for 1038 yards and 8 TDs. Drew Brees had a surprising 1st year in New Orleans, after all, he had just had shoulder surgery.  He wasn’t thought of as being elite...

NFC South Nuggets: When Drew Brees is Livid, I Am Happy

Welcome to NFC South Nuggets, where the most biased Falcon fan from the Gritz Blitz blog presents some NFC South links in the most biased way possible.  It is a great week around the NFC South if you are a Falcon fan.  Now it is time to "get [our] ducks in a row" as if we were Saints players about to give the NFL "categorical denials" of our activities. ...

2012 NFL draft: Possible selections for the New Orleans Saints

The 2011 New Orleans Saints will mostly be remembered for the offensive explosion by way of Drew Brees and company as Brees broke the single season passing record once set by Dan Mario by passing for 5,476 yards. The Saints were able to get by the Detroit Lions in the 2011 playoffs but were eventually

Brees surprises with selfish turn

It's a sad day for Indianapolis Colts fans, but a no-brainer for the franchise. So where will Peyton play next? We have an idea. Plus, Drew Brees is selfish and Plaxico Burress gets it. Did I just write that? It's time for a sizzling Schein 9: 1. Selfish Brees The Saints have big issues on their plate. How's that for the understatement of the century? But the...

A Few Reasons Why Randy Moss Is Tailored Made For The Saints.

NEW ORLEANS, March 6— According to sources, Randy Moss’ workout today with the New Orleans Saints “could not have gone better.”   In the midst of all of the drama that surrounds that organization right now, if that is true there are a variety of upsides to this situation. Please click the link to read the rest of this story to find out what stat Moss could create for himself...

New Orleans Saints: Statement From Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton

The New Orleans Saints have been placed in a precarious state of affairs with looming penalties on the horizon regarding the investigation for the “Bounty Rule” established by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams sustaining the same position) from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We acknowledge that the violations disclosed by the NFL during...

Saints' HC Payton, GM Loomis Release Statement On Bounty Program

Metairie, LA (Sports Network) - New Orleans Saints' head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis released a joint statement Tuesday regarding the bounty progam. They took "full responsibility" for "violations disclosed by the NFL during their investigation of our club." The NFL on Friday found that between 22 and 27 defensive players, as well...

Could the Saints be in the Market for a QB?

The notion seems ridiculous when you consider what the team’s current signal caller has done for the club like setting the single season passing record last year and taking the team to the Super Bowl and winning it just two years ago. Had the announcement come that the New Orleans Saints had signed him to a lucrative multi-year deal it would have come as no surprise, but instead...

Only Bad Coaches Would Need A Bounty Program

Ted Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints has recently come out in support of head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis in spite of his team standing accused of running a program where players were financially rewarded for injuring other players during the course of a game.  The Saints are alleged to have operated a bounty program where a pool of upwards...

Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis apologize for Saints' Bountygate

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Saints Nation: Chronic Podcast - Bounty Fest Edition!

Andrew Juge of The Saints Nation stops by to chat with Ralph Malbrough to try to figure out who Saints fans should be most mad at. Is there anyway the Saints can convince Roger Goodell to show mercy? Andrew also wonders how bounty fest is affecting Mickey Loomis' ability to do his job.***WARNING - EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*** Podcast Powered By Podbean
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