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Ted Ginn: Drew Brees can extend my career

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New Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn will turn 32 next month, an age when many receivers don’t have anything left. But Ginn thinks he’s in the right place to keep his career going.

Ginn said the three-year, $11 million contract he signed with the Saints at the outset of free agency was obviously a big part of his decision to go there, but another big part was that he’ll have a quarterback he thinks he can thrive with.

“That’s why it was very important to find a home like I found, because Drew Brees is the type of guy that can extend your career, man, and that’s what it’s all about,” Ginn said, via ESPN.

Ginn believes he and the Saints have a good understanding of how he’ll fit into their offense.

“They have a pretty good sight of how they want to use me, and just over the years they’ve learned how to use different receivers to bring out their talent,” Ginn said. “I pretty much knew what type of organization they was, without even being in their building. And I already knew that I was gonna be able to come down and be a factor for ‘em. And that’s all I want to be, is be a factor. I don’t have to be the superstar. I don’t have to be the guy that catches every pass on every down.”

The departure of Brandin Cooks, who led the Saints in receiving yards last season, means the Saints would love to see Ginn show that he hasn’t lost a step in his 30s. Ginn sounds confident that he and Brees will make a great pitch-and-catch combination.

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45 Responses to “Ted Ginn: Drew Brees can extend my career”
  1. pardonmyjake says: Mar 14, 2017 11:36 AM

    a better question could be can Gin extend brees career??

  2. cueghost says: Mar 14, 2017 11:37 AM

    Ask not what Drew Brees can do for you…. but what YOU can do for Drew Brees. Not much.

  3. drunkencat1 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:37 AM

    This is great. He has been extending his career for years by running straight to the side line on punt returns.

  4. pantherpro says: Mar 14, 2017 11:38 AM

    T Ginn,

    The Panthers took a chance on your stone hands and made you look good. Without the Thers you are just a third stringer

    Cam

  5. thegreatmorpheos says: Mar 14, 2017 11:43 AM

    “I pretty much knew what type of organization they was…..”

    Take some of that money and spend it on English lessons.

  6. lengai says: Mar 14, 2017 11:43 AM

    “I don’t have to be the superstar. I don’t have to be the guy that catches every pass on every down.” Exactly why Cooks is in NE and Ginn is a Saint.

  7. jdbaker01 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:47 AM

    Catching the ball might help too

  8. donbat67 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:55 AM

    All Ted has to do is recruit 2 friends who recruit 2 friends and let the pyramid work .

  9. wrlegrand says: Mar 14, 2017 11:56 AM

    Best of luck to the guy, and bless him for getting $11 million more. With that said, he has ONLY been good in Carolina…

    Maybe they will take him back after a single failed year in NO, ala his situation with the Cardinals…

  10. pantherfan4life says: Mar 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    Here in Carolina we wanted to throw him a going away party…. but he dropped it

  11. tedbundysson says: Mar 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    “I pretty much knew what type of organization they was,”

    Gotta love the college education them players be getting.

  12. pawpaw46 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    I’m surprised Ginn caught anything in Carolina…Scam Newton would make Jerry Rice look bad.

  13. factschecker says: Mar 14, 2017 12:01 PM

    I applaud the thought process and I agree that this is how you build a team around a franchise QB.

    If the QB is going to get paid a kings ransom then the QB has to make steak out of hamburger helper. It’s the only way to field depth and a defense under the salary cap. Brees has to turn Gin into Cooks. That is why Brees is making the fat cash. It helps to have Willie Snead who is one of the best bargains in the NFL. I’m a Patriots fan and that is how the Pats have done it for a really long time. It works. You just have to trust the process and be patient. Some fans struggle with that more than others.

  14. pantherfan4055 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:01 PM

    paw paw cam made ginn you idiot where else did ginn have a 10 td year other then in carolina?

  15. pantherfan4055 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:03 PM

    ginns fast but he has stone hands!! hes going to suck for the aints because hes all about the deep ball and yall throw quick passes all game if thats the case ginn will suck . you lost cooks and replaced him with ginn lol aints blow

  16. jag1959 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:03 PM

    “I don’t have to be the guy that catches every pass on every down.”

    He’ll settle for the opportunity to drop every 5th one.

  17. motsuret06 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:05 PM

    Ginn has speed still but he is heavy handed and has butter fingers. He drops half of the balls that are thrown his way. Wish him all of the best though.

  18. ikeclanton says: Mar 14, 2017 12:08 PM

    pantherfan4life says:
    Mar 14, 2017 11:57 AM
    Here in Carolina we wanted to throw him a going away party…. but he dropped it

    ——

    Awesome!

  19. kepickle says: Mar 14, 2017 12:33 PM

    Lol he thought that when he signed with the Cardinals, he was so good he got cut early lol Saint will find out without Cam Ginn Nissan trash

  20. dickgazinya says: Mar 14, 2017 12:34 PM

    Stick em might extend your career but that’s about it. Way to insult Cam, keep letting him down even after your gone

  21. greenwhodat26 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:35 PM

    3 years $11M with only $3M guaranteed. It’s essentially one year, $3M as they will cut him after the season.

  22. dickgazinya says: Mar 14, 2017 12:36 PM

    Carolina needs to get some real receivers it’s a good thing he left. Benjamin can’t catch either

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 14, 2017 1:09 PM

    He will outrun those wounded ducks from Brees.

  24. mathandstatsmatter says: Mar 14, 2017 1:15 PM

    Ginn should have picked a team with a QB with elite arm strength. Ginn’s strength is not precision routes but the home run ball. Cam’s big arm made Ginn relevant again.

  25. junkmtb says: Mar 14, 2017 1:20 PM

    “I don’t have to be the guy that catches every pass on every down.”

    HA!!! He’s right because he’ll drop half of them!!!

  26. nflcommissioner says: Mar 14, 2017 1:25 PM

    He couldn’t catch a cold in a nursery full of sick kids.

  27. dolphan13 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:27 PM

    I had never seen an NFL player who was so blatantly afraid to take any type of hit. Ginn running to the sidelines after every catch or return is burned into my mind from his short time in Miami. Never picked up one yard in his career after contact. Saints fans will learn to hate him very quickly.

  28. dolphan13 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:28 PM

    Ginn is the exact opposite of Jarvis Landry.

  29. helldog33 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    “extend my career” means run out of bounds instead of risking getting hit to pick up a few more yards. Guy’s been doing that since day one in the league, back when he was a burden to yet another Cam.

  30. jgedgar70 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    wrlegrand says:
    Mar 14, 2017 11:56 AM

    Best of luck to the guy, and bless him for getting $11 million more. With that said, he has ONLY been good in Carolina…

    Maybe they will take him back after a single failed year in NO, ala his situation with the Cardinals…
    _____
    Exactly. I don’t get why after sucking so bad with Miami and SF, getting good with Carolina, sucking again with the Cards and getting good again with Carolina, why he thinks going somewhere else is going to be any different from the other times. Oh, well. If Russell Shepard catches 60% of the passes thrown to him, he’ll be an upgrade over Ginn.

    Good luck with it, Saints.

  31. sb44champs says: Mar 14, 2017 2:39 PM

    Ginn was a big reason Cam made it to the big dance… Too bad Cam decided to bluff on the most important fumble of his professional career… Brees is half the size of Cam but he would’ve jumped on that ball in a heartbeat

  32. captainwhodat says: Mar 14, 2017 2:43 PM

    simple: cooks>ginn but Saints think they’re improved…enough for Super Bowl run…lol…

  33. sb44champs says: Mar 14, 2017 2:50 PM

    simple: cooks>ginn but Saints think they’re improved…enough for Super Bowl run…lol…
    ==============================
    Um, there was a 1st round pick given to the Saints as part of that deal but you conveniently left that out SMH

  34. pawpaw46 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:42 PM

    pantherfan4055 …go get somebody who can read and get them to tell you about Scams AWESOME 54 % completion percentage and his 80 passer rating….he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if he was 20 ft from the damn thing, you idiot. Ginn had a good year because he was the only one who could run under those 20 yard overthrows…. Scam Newton SUCKS

  35. jonwill57 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:54 PM

    @ dolphan13 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:27 PM

    I had never seen an NFL player who was so blatantly afraid to take any type of hit. Ginn running to the sidelines after every catch or return is burned into my mind from his short time in Miami. Never picked up one yard in his career after contact. Saints fans will learn to hate him very quickly.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And that is precisely how a player survives to be 32 years old, sign a 3 year deal $11 million deal. Self preservation… even if he doesn’t get all $11 million, he will still be 32 years old getting paid. What are you doing at age 32?

  36. uopclod says: Mar 14, 2017 4:00 PM

    Rumor has it Brees just bought a new Cadillac because they come with a built in cane holder for the drivers seat. Like the song says, the old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be Saints fans! It was a great HOF run, but it’s just about ovah!

  37. magikskillz says: Mar 14, 2017 4:03 PM

    “And that’s all I want to be, is be a factor. I don’t have to be the superstar. I don’t have to be the guy that catches every pass on every down.”
    Wow, every coach wants to hear these words. Ted Ginn is not the best but he definitely has the right attitude.

  38. tonebones says: Mar 14, 2017 4:10 PM

    Sometimes he catches the ball and sometimes he doesn’t He sure is a good return guy though.

  39. mezanine10 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:31 PM

    Ted Ginn is like Folgers coffee…..good to the last drop.

  40. ikeclanton says: Mar 14, 2017 4:47 PM

    Forrest Gump runs with more subtlety than this guy.

  41. titimium says: Mar 14, 2017 4:49 PM

    Do the Saints ever make headlines for signing defensive players who are good? The answer of course is why they change D cords every few years and why they consistently suck on defense.

  42. titimium says: Mar 14, 2017 4:52 PM

    Do the Saints ever make headlines for signing good defensive players? Ever? The answer of course is why they’ve changed D cords every 2, 3 years and why they are always awful on defense. Brees isn’t going to anymore Super Bowls unless he leaves New Orleans.

  43. pantherpro says: Mar 14, 2017 5:59 PM

    He’s a brick ……..house! I mean hands! he’s mighty mighty

  44. bos8888 says: Mar 14, 2017 6:09 PM

    The Saints are a throwing team that gets to play at least 9 of their 16 games every year in domes. Any receiver that has some talent should be able to produce in the Saints’ offense.

  45. saints12013 says: Mar 14, 2017 7:17 PM

    Ginn will enjoy the best year of his career with Brees throwing him the ball.

    Brees doesn’t have the arm strength Cam has but he’s deadly accurate. Sean Payton works wonders with whomever is playing WR for his ball club.

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