Will it or won’t it?
Is the smart money on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints coming to contractual terms or is the surer bet that they will punt on an agreement, therefore, leaving Brees with no choice but to play for the tender amount or not play this season.
Are we finally seeing an open hole in the New Orleans Saints tough defense in the Drew Brees contract game which needs to be done by next Monday or else the quarterback must accept the paltry sum offered as the franchise player or not play in 2012?
According to the Times Picayune, Mike Triplett, a deal just might be on the way.
“At long last, by 3 p.m. next Monday, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will finally have agreed to a new five-year contract. It will be the biggest upset of the NFL season if they don't.
The two sides will probably keep haggling over the details right up until the July 16 deadline. But it will be stunning if Brees doesn't ultimately sign a contract worth somewhere between $19.2 million and $20 million per year, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
When one travels from St. Bernard through the Lower 9th Ward certain facts become abundantly clear. New Streets have been constructed, bicycle paths incorporated, new curbing poured, and attractive neutral ground signs erected.
Along North Claiborne Avenue we now have a very nice piece of art near Caffin Avenue and the neutral ground there is presently under construction. It appears that about seven fountains with landscaping and sidewalks are in the works.
While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal indeed has his followers and yes, his critics at home, he appears to fare well nationally.
Other than former Louisiana Democrat U.S. Senator John Breaux, now retired, who was a frequent face on the national tube, no other Louisiana politician has been as visable. Even Breaux, probably has been surpassed by the current Governor so far. Now, that he could be a legitimate candidate for the VP spot as Mitt Romney's running mate, it's no contest.
In many respects, his fate is tied to what is being said about him in the national media, for better or for worse. That includes in the posts after media stories.
Countdown: The New Orleans Saints-Drew Brees contract dispute has now passed the two-minute warning with both sides tied, slugging it out.
Unfortunately for Saints fans, there is no sudden death in this game. Either it is a stalemate and nothing gets done or one side plows through the line or throws a bomb--bomb as in a long pass, not the explosive type.
One week to go. Tick, tock.
I can't say I understand much about the NBA way of doing things. First, the Hornets offered Eric Gordon a four-year, $50 million extension which he turned down. I understand that. Then he shops himself as a restricted free agent and gets an offer from Phoenix for four years at $59 million. I understand that. Then after signing the offer, he proceeds to proclaim feverishly that his heart is in Phoenix and what a great owner and great management and great coaches, and he can't wait to get started. Understandable.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal went into head-to-head combat on ABC This Week against Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley in a surrogate Romney vs. Obama debate, Sunday morning.
The focus was on the U.S. economy and swiss bank accounts.
Jindal, who has been often described as being on the top of the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Vice President short list made familiar attacks against Obama’s experience. Once again, he said that Obama is a president “who’s never run a business, never run anything including a lemonade stand before he was president of the United States".
Fresh off a Meet The Press appearance, last Sunday, with former Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean, Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal will once again be arguing against President Obama and his healthcare law and in favor of Mitt Romney, but this time on ABC’s This Week. Jindal, this week will be pitted against Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD).
With training camp beginning on July 27 for the Saints, Si.com takes a team-by-team look at how the offseason played out and what you can expect in 2012. Tom Mantzourants produced the breakdown of the Saints.
The writer first touches upon the Saints offseason, then moves on to the loss to the 49ers in the playoffs.
The clock is ticking for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints as both and the fans are now approaching the two-minute warning.
The Saints must sign Drew Brees before July 16 at 4:00 E.T.
Very few people expect Brees and the Saints to fall out of a contract this year. Should that day past and no deal, the Saints could be without its face, voice and arm of the team should Brees opt out for the season. Brees, in turn, if the seemingly impossible would occur, could lose millions in endorsements and the future opportunities to hit the national media circuits.