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Mickey Loomis: Brees deal will get done

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Earlier this week, Drew Brees made no secret about his unhappiness with the pace of negotiations on a new contract with the Saints.

Brees made a strong case that the Saints are dragging their feet during a radio interview on Wednesday, saying that his camp has reached out several times without a response from the Saints. He said that the negotiations should not have been that difficult given both sides’ desire to stay together.

“This is a big time for our team, especially when you look at what’s happened in this offseason, missing our head coach, Sean Payton,” Brees said. “There should be a sense of urgency and yet it seems like there’s not.”

A response came Friday from Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis. At an event celebrating the induction of team owner Tom Benson and former running back Deuce McAllister into the team’s Hall of Fame, Loomis said that he has no problem with Brees stating publicly that he’s frustrated with the state of things at present. According to WWL-TV, Loomis also said that this is the most important contract he’s ever negotiated and that the deal will get done.

“Drew loves the Saints and we love Drew,” Loomis said.

Benson echoed Loomis’ sentiment that a deal will get done. There’s not much new here from the Saints, who have made repeated declarations that they will sign Brees to a long-term deal this offseason. Those declarations don’t do much to change the fact that it has been more than a month since Benson claimed the two sides were close to an agreement, a statement that has been proven to be an exaggeration at the very least.

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50 Responses to “Mickey Loomis: Brees deal will get done”
  1. dcbassguy says: May 18, 2012 4:32 PM

    Didn’t the Saint Front Office have quite a bit to handle so far this offseason? This deal not being done yet, shouldn’t be a surprise, and Brees should understand why.

  2. mp42245 says: May 18, 2012 4:33 PM

    Just quit talking and do the deal.

  3. lolb23 says: May 18, 2012 4:33 PM

    Drew knows the Titanic is sinking, and wants his life preserver ASAP.

  4. savocabol1 says: May 18, 2012 4:34 PM

    Is there any other NFL news besides the Saints?

  5. frankiemontana says: May 18, 2012 4:38 PM

    Brees is tired of asking for an explanation NOW he wants an answer,do I stay or do I go now.

  6. chadmurdigan says: May 18, 2012 4:38 PM

    Benson’s trying to get Brees for used car pricing so he and his clan don’t have to dip below billionaire status. I really feel sorry for that umbrella twirling fool and he’ll deserve it when the Saints turn back to Aints. I hope Brees stands his ground, and I don’t even like Brees that much. But Benson is a cheap so and so who would have moved the Saints out of New Orleans if the league hadn’t held him back.

  7. porterhouse12 says: May 18, 2012 4:40 PM

    I have been told by a well respected and former GM that the Saints have offered the richest contract in NFL history to Drew Brees. He wants more.

    A deal will get done, but I truly believe this is on Mr. Brees and is expectation to leapfrog the largest contract ever.

  8. fulanekiffin says: May 18, 2012 4:40 PM

    The deal WILL get done. Sooner rather than later, but like he said this is the biggest contract negotiation of his career. However, it shouldn’t be that hard. Whatever Drew asks for, pay him 10% more and be done with it.

  9. goodolebaghead says: May 18, 2012 4:44 PM

    savocabol1 says:
    May 18, 2012 4:34 PM
    Is there any other NFL news besides the Saints?
    __________________________________

    As a Saint homer, I used to feel like we never got mentioned in the news until the SB. During 2009 I loved every second of exposure. It had been a long time coming. Now I hope silently everyday that I am going to open PFT and there will be no Saints news…can’t wait for football (the game) to come back.

  10. jdandcoke says: May 18, 2012 4:48 PM

    jeez…its either the saints or brees every freakin day. enough already….most of america is sick of it.

  11. elroyjetsson says: May 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    They were wearing bags on their heads before Drew came to tow. Come on Man!

  12. SeenThisB4 says: May 18, 2012 4:56 PM

    Of course this deal will get done. Drew will be the highest paid QB in league history, and he will retire a Saint. That’s as certain as the Sun rising in the east tomorrow morning.

  13. municrew says: May 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    I guess Brees just needed an explanation. My guess is Brees talked to Vilma who told him he could sue the Saints to get one and Loomis decided to promise to get a deal done. Now if the commissioner could just overlook this whole bounty thing, Jonathan would no longer need his explanation. “Stay Classy, New Orleans”

  14. pattersonconsulting says: May 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    Wait, the owner is being inducted into the team’s hall of fame? You can do that? I’d like to announce that I’m giving myself the lifetime achievement award. Hmm…that feels kinda hollow doesn’t it Mr. Bensen?

  15. bearsstillsuck says: May 18, 2012 5:03 PM

    It seems to me that athletes used to stand for something and it wasn’t all about the money. They put their team first, and that’s when rivalries were really fun. Now theyre all just glorified mercenaries playing just to make money. The nfl is losing its character and will very soon just feel empty.

  16. lucky5934 says: May 18, 2012 5:09 PM

    dcbassguy says:
    May 18, 2012 4:32 PM
    Didn’t the Saint Front Office have quite a bit to handle so far this offseason? This deal not being done yet, shouldn’t be a surprise, and Brees should understand why.

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    Before the draft, I would have bought that reason. But now their is no excuse. It is quite simple. Invite Brees and his agent in. Sit down and go over the deal and bridge the gap between both sides. With the offseason they have had, the need stability now more than ever. Laziness has attributed to the front office prioritizing words over actions.

  17. sterling7 says: May 18, 2012 5:13 PM

    It’s really going to keep me up at night wondering whether or not Drew Brees will sign for 15 or 20 million dollars a year…………….yeah right, while I bust my nuts at my crummy job for $15.50 an hour. You know Brees will eventually sign, please stop making it look as if he is destitute, forgotten and underpaid………………………

  18. dvdman123 says: May 18, 2012 5:14 PM

    lolb23 says:
    May 18, 2012 4:33 PM
    Drew knows the Titanic is sinking, and wants his life preserver ASAP

    I’m sure there 25 or so plus NFL owners who would love to own the “Titanic” you are referring to.

  19. porterhouse12 says: May 18, 2012 5:14 PM

    Wow, I get thumbs down for passing along insight from a former GM.

    Ok Mr.Brees, tell us what you want. You are playing the same game as the NFL is playing with the bounties. For all we know, you want more than Mike Wallace dreams of over 4 seasons guaranteed.

    Stop telling people you are upset and tell people what you expect. Then, we can either think you are realistic or just as crazy as Mike Wallace saying he is better than Fitzgerald.

    I know this is getting old, but now I think I NEED an explanation,

  20. sainttimbo says: May 18, 2012 5:36 PM

    savocabol1 says: May 18, 2012 4:34 PM

    Is there any other NFL news besides the Saints?

    Are the Tebow fans feeling left out?

  21. ilovefoolsball says: May 18, 2012 5:38 PM

    Patterson Consulting provides strategic leadership and expertise to companies creating rich internet applications.
    We do not however know how to spell the owner of the New Orleans Saints’ name “Tom Benson”.

    Mr. Benson does not run the Saints Hall of Fame PattersonConsulting.

  22. boobsmcgoo says: May 18, 2012 5:40 PM

    porterhouse12 says:
    May 18, 2012 4:40 PM
    I have been told by a well respected and former GM that the Saints have offered the richest contract in NFL history to Drew Brees. He wants more.

    A deal will get done, but I truly believe this is on Mr. Brees and is expectation to leapfrog the largest contract ever.

    ———-

    B.S. It is typical for a team to leak stories that portray the team as having made a generous offer, only to have the “greedy” player ask for more. This is on the Saints, not Brees. I don’t care what your imaginary friend says.

  23. wetpaperbag3 says: May 18, 2012 5:45 PM

    The problem was that a deal WAS offered by the Saints to make Brees the richest QB in the league either right after the Super Bowl or late in the regular season (contract extension) and put the franchise tag on guard Carl Nicks to keep him outof free agency. But it was Brees that turned that deal down.

    Then the Saints were forced to tag Brees and lost Nicks to free agency; thus losing a total of 3 starting lineman; one to retirement and two to free agency.

    This is all BREES’ fault. Had he signed that original deal, the Saints could have kept Nicks from leaving, had Brees long term completed, and preserved as much continuity as possible on that offense.

    Brees brought this on himself.

  24. ilovefoolsball says: May 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    @wetpaperbag3 says:
    May 18, 2012 5:45 PM

    Brees brought this on himself.
    __________

    You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  25. cornedbeefhashinacan says: May 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    Looms should back up the armored truck. Get it? Looms

  26. hulkhogansays says: May 18, 2012 6:13 PM

    That entire front office and coaching staff makes me want to vomit brother.

  27. robf2010 says: May 18, 2012 6:28 PM

    @wetpaperbag3 – The Saints did lose Carl Nicks but replaced him with Ben Grubbs. Nicks is better but quite a bit more expensive. It was a tough call. The rest of the offensive line from last year will be back. No one retired.

    This Saints fan is disappointed the team had to use the tag on Brees but I’m not sure they would have used it on Nicks.

  28. cdkreb says: May 18, 2012 6:32 PM

    Brees should just give a big F you to the Saints and tell them he isn’t going to play for them again.

  29. mark0226 says: May 18, 2012 6:32 PM

    Yeah, Loomis, back up the armored truck and pay Drew $120 million per year and cut every other player. He can play offense and defense. Why do you need 53 players when you have Drew?

    Obviously, that is an over exaggeration, but even at $20 million, you’re talking about paying ONE player 17% of the salary cap, and then you have to divide the other 83% across the other 52 players (1.6% per player).

  30. ilovefoolsball says: May 18, 2012 6:33 PM

    hulkhogansays says:
    May 18, 2012 6:13 PM
    That entire front office and coaching staff makes me want to vomit brother.
    ______
    The real Hulk Hogan wouldn’t even say something so stupid.

  31. silentcount says: May 18, 2012 6:43 PM

    Goodell was certaining successful at diverting media attention away from the concussion lawsuits against the NFL. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain trying to add two more dangerous injuring- causing games. Look how I’m all about safety. I fabricated a villain who was causing all the injuries. Look at how I severely punished them. Just keep looking at that and you’ll know I’m all about safety. It has nothing to do with all the extra money we could make… or lose.

  32. ripster65 says: May 18, 2012 7:39 PM

    eh…they’re just stalling to be sure he doesn’t get suspended for breaking some rule or another since the whole organization is now under the microscope…

  33. csmit44 says: May 18, 2012 7:53 PM

    “jeez…its either the saints or brees every freakin day. enough already….most of america is sick of it.”

    TRUST ME bro….”most of america” isn’t nearly as sick of it as we are LOL.

  34. gslumbers says: May 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    Saints sure dominate the press nowadays. Is it me or is Drew Brees slowly becoming annoying as hell? I wish these guys wouldn’t wear their frustration on their sleeves. Work this stuff out and don’t talk publicly about it. I always thought this guy carried himself differently… Guess I’z wrong.

  35. porterhouse12 says: May 18, 2012 8:39 PM

    I like the Saints. I like Drew Brees. Wait a second, that’s how I felt last year. Let’s just hope the wall between the contract talks is made of sand…

  36. mojosmagic says: May 18, 2012 8:47 PM

    Love won’t get it done Loomis, show the man some money.

  37. conormacleod says: May 18, 2012 9:13 PM

    Brees will demand a sum of money so great that it will hurt the rest of the team. And then he will complain that the team has not surrounded him with enough talent. If we have learned anything about this off season, it’s that Brees is a selfish ass.

  38. frustratedbucsfan says: May 18, 2012 10:13 PM

    hey saints……McNabb is still available

  39. purplegreenandgold says: May 18, 2012 10:17 PM

    conormacleod says:

    May 18, 2012 9:13 PM
    Brees will demand a sum of money so great that it will hurt the rest of the team. And then he will complain that the team has not surrounded him with enough talent. If we have learned anything about this off season, it’s that Brees is a selfish ass.
    ===================================
    that statement is TRULY ascinine and if YOU truly have learned ANYTHING this off season DREW has earned the right and positioned himself to do what many in the NFL wished they could do and that is the right to VALUE himself as one of the BEST players not only @ his position but in the NFL.

  40. buddybowl69 says: May 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    The Giants are a dynasty like no other. They will win every game from here on out, no competition at all. All are welcome to jump on the bandwagon and ride it to eternal victory. All other fans are fools, and will be rooting for substandard teams that will be laid awaste of the mighty Giants dynasty.
    At least we don’t have to worry about the Saints* this year. We will slide right through the playoffs like a Brees (LOL), and take that 5th ring like taking candy from a baby. No playoffs for the Aints*.

  41. cgarsmoker says: May 18, 2012 10:52 PM

    Loomis is probably eavesdropping on the conversations between Brees and his agent. Just like he did during games…..of course he got no competitive advantage by doing so.

    The guy has zero credibility….the entire Saints organization is a joke.

  42. hedleykow says: May 18, 2012 11:01 PM

    Brees is ok (for a dome qb). All evidence points to Alex Smith being a better all around qb at this time, though (bounties notwithstanding).

  43. bigbeefyd says: May 18, 2012 11:28 PM

    cornedbeefhashinacan says:May 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    Looms should back up the armored truck. Get it? Looms

    *********************

    Dude, that seriously would have been so much more effective if you had actually spelled LOOMIS correctly. Twice. Trying to be witty when you have no wits is a lose-lose….just sayin’.

  44. wetpaperbag3 says: May 19, 2012 12:00 AM

    robf2010 says: May 18, 2012 6:28 PM

    @wetpaperbag3 – The Saints did lose Carl Nicks but replaced him with Ben Grubbs. Nicks is better but quite a bit more expensive. It was a tough call. The rest of the offensive line from last year will be back. No one retired.

    This Saints fan is disappointed the team had to use the tag on Brees but I’m not sure they would have used it on Nicks.
    ==================================

    It was already documented and confirmed that the team was going to franchise Nicks because the plan was to give Brees that big deal he was asking for last year. But when Brees turned that down, the team moved to later franchise Brees because losing Brees has a bigger impact than losing Nicks.

  45. ascensionparish says: May 19, 2012 12:09 AM

    pattersonconsulting says:May 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    Wait, the owner is being inducted into the team’s hall of fame? You can do that? I’d like to announce that I’m giving myself the lifetime achievement award. Hmm…that feels kinda hollow doesn’t it Mr. Bensen?
    __________________________

    The Saints Hall of Fame is an autonomous entity (created by and run by fans), operating separately from the New Orleans Saints franchise organization. In that capacity, it’s not that much of a stretch that any member of the Saints, up to and including the owner, would be inducted.

  46. saintsfan26 says: May 19, 2012 12:10 AM

    I think it is safe for you people to say Brees does not need an explanation anymore.

    The person who now needs an explanation is the Judge and the Jury in the case of Vilma v. Goodell. Brees never did get an explanation, the NFLPA never got an explanation, the public never got an explanation, the accused never got an explanation but now an actual Judge is going to WANT AN EXPLANATION. The joke is now on you fools. If Drew Brees doesnt get an explanation, someone will pay. This time its your boy, Roger.

  47. wetpaperbag3 says: May 19, 2012 12:11 AM

    ilovefoolsball says: May 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    You have no idea what you’re talking about.
    ===================================

    It’s a shame I keep getting censored. I posted 3 links to CBSsports.com, ESPN.com, and Bleacherreport.com, and even reports from SiriusNFLRadio (Adam Schein); stories confirming exactly what I stated earlier. The team offered Brees a contract that would make him the highest paid QB in the league. It was BREES that turned that deal down and gambled on negotiating for an even bigger payday. With both sides at an impasse after the Brees refusal, the team was reluctantly forced to tag him and allow Nicks to hit the free agent market.

    As I said earlier, Brees brought this on himself. Now, he’s trying to use the dilemma of Bountygate to make an argument that the urgency should be placed management to get him the deal HE wants. And he’s using social media to try to win his case in the court of public opinion because BREES knows that the public found out AND REMEMBERS his turning down that huge highest paid QB deal last year.

  48. hauts81 says: May 19, 2012 2:21 AM

    Brees has gotten good at this game, I’ll give him that. Payton’s suspension has nothing to do with Brees’ contract situaton but connecting the two makes it sound like Brees only cares about the team. Riiiiight.

  49. buddybowl69 says: May 19, 2012 7:49 AM

    Brees still needs an explanation. He’s a little slow.

  50. CKL says: May 19, 2012 9:04 AM

    cgarsmoker says: May 18, 2012 10:52 PM

    Loomis is probably eavesdropping on the conversations between Brees and his agent. Just like he did during games…..of course he got no competitive advantage by doing so.

    The guy has zero credibility….the entire Saints organization is a joke.
    ___________________________________

    I think that whole eavesdropping thing was a bs charge by a disgruntled employee. If Loomis was REALLY listening in to coaches, why wouldn’t he have had the system reinstalled after the Superdome was debacled (thank you, Emmitt)by the hurricane? Makes no sense.

    That said, if Brees really has turned down the richest contract ever (guaranteed money), he’s crazy. You deserve only what someone is willing to pay you. He should realize that a large part of his success, besides his own skill, is his HC’s playcalling and scheme taking advantage of the players’ talents. It’s a team sport and no one player deserves that sized chunk of the salary cap IMO.

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