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Progress on Brees deal not expected this weekend

Saints' Brees walks off the field after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts 62-7 during their NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Reuters

A very simple observation from Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune regarding the status of the contract talks between the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees has been interpreted by some news aggregators far more broadly to mean that a deal could be coming.

It’s not, barring some dramatic and unforeseen developments.

Triplett pointed out that the Saints are playing the Rams in St. Louis this weekend, and that it’s “likely” the two sides will touch base, since Brees’ agent, Tom Condon, operates out of St. Louis.  But this presumes that there’s a reason to touch base, or to otherwise negotiate.

There isn’t, barring some dramatic and unforeseen developments.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no progress is expected this weekend.  Though there could be a perfunctory phone call, the fact that the Saints are coming to the town where Condon works isn’t the kind of thing that will break the ice on this one.  The two sides have very different views of the manner in which Brees should be compensated, and by all appearances this one is on track for Brees to finish the season without a new deal, to be slapped with the franchise tag, and to then be faced with the decision of whether to miss the offseason program, training camp, and/or the preseason as he tries to get the kind of long-term deal he wants.

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25 Responses to “Progress on Brees deal not expected this weekend”
  1. redbullenergydrink says: Oct 27, 2011 11:21 PM

    No brainer here. Pay the man what he wants.

  2. descendency says: Oct 27, 2011 11:21 PM

    I guess you could say that getting this deal won’t be a Brees.

  3. cappa662 says: Oct 27, 2011 11:28 PM

    Brees will be the highest paid player in the NFL.

    And that distinction will be passed by Aaron Rodgers when his deal comes out.

    The QBs have all the leverage.

  4. clevername1 says: Oct 27, 2011 11:44 PM

    Put up 63 this week and maybe they will talk.

  5. sdisme says: Oct 27, 2011 11:58 PM

    Dang sorry, I mean boogers

  6. sdisme says: Oct 27, 2011 11:59 PM

    got one!!!

  7. mdd913 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM

    I was hoping to take a poop tonight.

    But I won’t, barring some dramatic and unforeseen developments.

  8. theysone says: Oct 28, 2011 12:07 AM

    Anyone else remember when Brees was saying that the lockout was for the fans?

    Yeah, SCREW YOU DREW.

  9. dixon29 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:10 AM

    Brees,

    Leave New Orleans and come to Cleveland. You will be the equivalent of a god if you bring a Super Bowl win to Cleveland.

  10. jdevs73 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:33 AM

    Brees will get his $ before mini camps. All the upfront loot scares every owner, but he’s worth every million. He’ll be signed before mincamps & finish his career in Big Easy. Especially after the run were gonna have this season!

    Who Dat baby!!!!

  11. kayotiicdat says: Oct 28, 2011 12:38 AM

    He deserves whatever you pay him, just make sure it’s more than Vick. Talk about over-payed!!!

  12. gosuhgo says: Oct 28, 2011 1:25 AM

    Hopefully he’ll start a midseason hold-out in time for their game against the Lions.

  13. kisstherings says: Oct 28, 2011 1:37 AM

    who cares

  14. crabboil says: Oct 28, 2011 2:01 AM

    Again… Everybody knows that when it comes down to it, Mr. Benson is going to give Drew a blank check. You know it, I know it, everyone that visits this site knows it.

  15. ishallcomment says: Oct 28, 2011 2:10 AM

    nuthin’ better than feeling a brees between the knees

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 28, 2011 2:21 AM

    Can they pay him in Mercedes?

  17. thestp says: Oct 28, 2011 2:42 AM

    Mr. Brees,

    We are sorry we signed Dun-Da-Duh Culpepper because you had surgery on your throwing arm and he only had a bum leg (so we thought). We will gladly sign you now…you know, we have hurricanes too and you can bring a Lombardi trophy to dry up all the rain.

    -Miami Dolphins.

  18. jimmysimpson55 says: Oct 28, 2011 3:05 AM

    The Saints should pay him, and the NFL should pay him an ambassador’s fee on top of that.

  19. jtbaudendistel says: Oct 28, 2011 3:07 AM

    62 to 7

  20. qdog112 says: Oct 28, 2011 7:03 AM

    Selfishly, I hope this thing blows up and affects his play. Right now he is zoned in and I’m a Panthers’ fan. It would be nice if they traded him as far away from the NFC south as they can.

    Brees is top 5 and it’s dumb to go down the franchise tag road. Pay the man!

  21. cowboycjn says: Oct 28, 2011 8:27 AM

    Don’t understand whats the hold up. Do they not think that he is worth the money for a long term contract or is it that they feel he only has one or two more good seasons left in him and want to only go with a short term 2 or 3 year deal?

    Brees has brought the Saints into a new erra and yes he is good, but how long will it last is the unknown.

  22. abr173rd says: Oct 28, 2011 8:51 AM

    Bree’s is easily a top 3 quarter back and if he continues playing like this for the rest of his career he is on track to break most of the passing records.

    The good thing is not matter what Bree’s isnt the type of guy who would hold out or not show up to camp. I just wish the Saints front office would pay this guy, I mean what do you want from him. He’s a class act, very humble, and he brought the Lombardi trophy to N.O.

  23. tom35mt says: Oct 28, 2011 9:13 AM

    Brees is a great player but I hate watching him play, he’s so boring :

    drop back
    10 to 15 yard pass
    fisrt down
    repeat til end of game

    I’d rather watch lesser QBs that are more exciting like Big ben, Romo, vick or Newton

  24. snarkzilla says: Oct 28, 2011 9:19 AM

    Love the beatific photo. Whoever picks these out does a great job.

  25. whodat77 says: Oct 28, 2011 2:11 PM

    Brees will get the money he wants, and deserves in the offseason. Believe me the saints know what they have in Brees. New Orleans is not going to let him go anywhere else. Brees is going to be in New Orleans for a long time to come.

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