Found May 29, 2012 on
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For the fourth consecutive year, I give you the Saints ten most valuable players going into the season. Last year's top 10 featured two players no longer on the team (Carl Nicks at #2 and Tracy Porter at #7). This year you will notice three newcomers in the top 10. Here are my top 10 players going into 2012:
1. Drew Brees: For the fourth straight year Brees is listed atop these rankings. Hard to believe he's not currently under contract, and that he's only hanging on to his roster spot by the thread of a one year exclusive rights franchise tender. Despite this, there is no denying he is the main man in New Orleans and no one else comes close. (2011 pick was Drew Brees)2. Jimmy Graham: Graham makes his first appearance in the Saints' top 10 most valuable players going into 2012 and I've vaulted him all the way up to #2. In the past I've given some surprises at #2 with Vilma, Porter and Carl Nicks... but this should come as no surprise. Graham has taken the...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It seems crazy.
On one side you have a player that has performed statistically off the charts throughout his last contract and is best in the league at this point.
On the other side you have a franchise that is desperate for anything remotely close to good news to shift the tide of negative publicity.
Yet we stiil have no deal. And we are reaching the point where people are hurling...
TAKING THE LEAD
A Saints fan has decided to try and raise money to help pay quarterback Drew Brees who's in the middle of contract talks with the team.
With the team far apart in contract talks with star quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints fans are taking matters into their own hands.
A 52-year-old season ticket-holder has started Fansstepup.com, calling on his fellow Saints fans to pony up some cash as a gesture to show Brees how much he means to the city.
"Drew Brees has been an incredible ambassador for the City...
The New Orleans Saints are getting into OTAs without their head coach. Once the regular season begins, they will get underway without their offensive coordinator and general manager as well, causing a less than favorable start to the upcoming NFL campaign. If they also begin the year without their top overall player, can the Saints possibly expect to contend in a challenging division...
A long time New Orleans Saints season ticket holder has started a website called “Fans Step Up,” in order to raise money for quarterback Drew Brees, in an attempt to keep him in New Orleans.
“Drew Brees has been an incredible ambassador for the City of New Orleans. Not only in his accomplishments on the football field, but in his charitable and community endeavors...
If Drew Brees doesn't have a long term contract by mid July, then he has a choice to make - 1. sign the 1 year franchise tender or 2. sit out 2012. Drew Brees sitting out the entire 2012 season due to a contract dispuste is not something I've been really considering much. Even with the latest Pat Yasinskas of ESPN article bringing that possibility to our collective attention...
When the all-too-common argument of athletes being overpaid arises, I tend to always side with the athlete. While $20 million a year seems like an astronomical amount of money to pay someone for playing a game, it is the basic concept of supply-and-demand at work. The money comes from somewhere, and if the people shelling it out didn’t think they were going to get a return on their...
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops bye to discuss all the scenarios where the calendar turns to July, Drew Brees isn't signed, and we all look for tall bridges to leap off of. He also says compares a former Saints GM to midget porn! Plus the boys try to figure out if Grandmaster Wang is right about the local media (especially the Times Picayune) doing a crappy job covering...
QB Drew Brees (New Orleans)
Drew Brees was insane last season with 5476 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He won’t be that good again for 3 reasons. One, no one does that. Two, he lost one of his starting receivers, Robert Meachem. Three, he lost his Head Coach. He should see his YPA go down, as well as his TD:INT ratio, but the Saints have thrown the ball 1315 times...
To say this has been a “difficult” offseason for the Saints would be as big an understatement as saying T.O.’s career is a “little bit” over. (I mean c’mon, a Dr. Phil “Baby Mama” episode, Terrell??) This offseason has been one dog fart after another. And if it has affected you as a fan, you’ve got to know it has been a total suck-fest for the players. So imagine...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, if John Clayton’s calculations are correct, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees would make $23,574,240 million in 2013, if he’s given the franchise tag for the third time in his career.
There isn’t a single player in the NFL that’s ever made that much money in one season. It looks like the Saints don’t have that...
Very few things have gone right in Saints land this past offseason. It’s been one blow after another for a city that has endured its fair share of tragedy and turmoil. So what does a fan base that has been so reliant on Drew Brees, and what he has brought them do when they see their hero in contract dispute? Raise money themselves!
Season ticketholder Tony Lemon has started...