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No decision yet on whether Sharper will be franchised

NFL_sharper.jpgWe spent some time earlier this week regarding the question of whether Saints safety Darren Sharper will be the recipient of the franchise tag. 

There were reports that he won’t be tagged, that he might be tagged, and finally that he will be tagged.

A source with knowledge of the situation recently told us that the Saints have made no decision regarding whether Sharper will be franchised.  Only 12 days have passed since the Saints’ season ended, and coaches and front-office types have been occupied with other things lately, like parties and parades and ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.  (“Ever heard of it?  It’s in New York.”)

There also have been no talks regarding a new contract for Sharper, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent as of March 5 absent a new contract or the franchise tag.

We continue to believe that the Saints will find a way to keep Sharper, given that any disruption of the nucleus of the 2009 season would disrupt a victory lap that could last a full 365 days, and maybe longer.

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9 Responses to “No decision yet on whether Sharper will be franchised”
  1. Pack_Attack says: Feb 19, 2010 8:43 AM

    His contract has never been renewed. If the Vikings have a weakness is pass protection. You think they might have coveted him if he was worth a shit? Maybe the Saints are getting over their hangover and tending to business.

  2. RayDaMayor says: Feb 19, 2010 10:23 AM

    Sharper was a very happy camper in new Orleans. Williams allowed Sharper to do what he does best…play centerfield.
    I saw the glee in his eyes after the Super Bowl and during the parades in New Orleans. His career will conclude in New Orleans. And the Saints will tighten him up and make him feel wanted, watch and see.
    No way Sharper leaves the Saints.

  3. superbowl says: Feb 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    Just like Buffalo, he was a non-factor in the super bowl

  4. Adam says: Feb 19, 2010 11:30 AM

    Sharper and Vilma make that defense work. I doubt the Saints will let Sharper go.

  5. steeltownpride says: Feb 19, 2010 11:43 AM

    Tell Sharper to come to Pittsburgh he can play along the best safety in football . We need a FS . And before he went to NO he wanted to play for Tomlin in Pittsburgh . So now come play with us .

  6. Corzo_United says: Feb 19, 2010 11:44 AM

    The World Champion Saints will re-sign World Champion Safety Darren Sharper for wayyyyyyyy less than the amount of a franchise tender……probably half of what the franchise amount would be

  7. TheRock says: Feb 19, 2010 5:03 PM

    At superbowl:
    “Just like Buffalo, he was a non-factor in the super bowl”
    Unlike Buffalo, Sharper was in it. Contrary to your opinion, he was a huge factor. With Sharper on the field, Manning had to avoid him at all costs. Sharpers name was called once during the game for a tackle. That being said… When Sean Payton has faith that Manning will avoid Sharper, he knows that forces passes the other way. Lo and behold… The Porter Pick6! If you’ve watched “Mic’d Up” after the Superbowl, Coach Payton was a genius with play calls and called for Porter to get that pass almost like it was designed to be thrown to him.

  8. TheRock says: Feb 19, 2010 5:04 PM

    At superbowl:
    “Just like Buffalo, he was a non-factor in the super bowl”
    Unlike Buffalo, Sharper was in it. Contrary to your opinion, he was a huge factor. With Sharper on the field, Manning had to avoid him at all costs. Sharpers name was called once during the game for a tackle. That being said… When Sean Payton has faith that Manning will avoid Sharper, he knows that forces passes the other way. Lo and behold… The Porter Pick6! If you’ve watched “Mic’d Up” after the Superbowl, Coach Payton was a genius with play calls and called for Porter to get that pass almost like it was designed to be thrown to him.

  9. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 19, 2010 5:31 PM

    # superbowl says: February 19, 2010 11:27 AM
    Just like Buffalo, he was a non-factor in the super bowl
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    Buffalo? Where the hell does Buffalo come into this mix? He might not have gotten an interception in the superbowl but he was tied for first in the regular season with 9 INT’s which helped them get to the big game. Manning had to avoid him because he was such an interception machine and not once did Sharper’s side of the field get torched for a big play. Might want to think about your comments before you post them publicly and make yourself look like an A$$

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