New Orleans Saints Brees, Loomis looking out for their "franchise" long-term

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July 29, 2011; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis (right) talks with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first day of training camp at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Beware those of you that are about to click the “More” tab, because in this article we’ll take a truthful look at the ongoing question as to why a deal hasn’t been struck with quarterback Drew Brees, which could upset some of his fans.

The stalemate that has existed since the beginning of the New Orleans Saints offseason has only been interrupted by the “bounty” investigation, it’s fallout, and the signing of some pretty big free agents for the franchise.

At the core, fans are upset because Brees has been “frustrated” at the lack of communication between himself, or more accurately his agent Tom Condon, and the Saints, or really more accurately general manager Mickey Loomis.

I’ve had my Twitter timeline bombarded with the hash-tags #PayTheMan, #SignBrees, as well as numerous others.  I reached my breaking point of people asking, as if he’ll hear it, “Hey Loomis!  What’s the deal?  Why haven’t you signed Brees?”

Reasons have been speculated by fans as to why a deal hasn’t been reached.  Everything to “they’re waiting for the Bounty thing to blow over to report some positive news” as well as other “JFK” theories have been proposed.

Well I hate to break it to you but the reason is a bit simpler than some would think.  The reality is that both parties are simply looking out for the long-term interests  of each other.

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  • LI Saint

    I am a true Saints fan and have been trying to explain this over and over tirelessly to the Brees’ fans who are quick to say “pay the man”. While I wish Drew all of the luck in the world, the franchise just can not be mortgaged out for one player. Mickey has done a real good job of building what we have now and that can’t be flushed down the …… because one player wants all of the money for this year, next year, and the year after that. What happened to Drew’s proclamation that he would not destroy the team by seeking a ‘BIIIGGG” contract that would hurt the Saints? While Drew has done wonders for the organization we have to think about the 52 other players that have to be paid to keep the “Who Dat” train running. Players have restructured contracts to free up cap space to accomplish this, now it is Drew’s turn to “step up” and be reasonable and realistic in his demands. Think about next year when Jimmy Graham is due his contract (if he has another year like last he has got to get paid to keep him) and Colston’s real money kicks in also. Sit down Drew and tell Condon to come to his senses and you come to yours also. This can’t be emphasized enough. Long Live The Saints!!!