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

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Loomis has garnered flak lately for not having Brees signed and headed to organized team activities starting this week.  But like he’s said, he is tasked with the job of putting a value on someone who is beyond value.

While the Saints could surely pay Brees, it’s the longevity of the franchise and staying competitive that are important here.  While Brees is a key part of the Saints, he’s not the only part.

For instance, you can buy a car and invest every penny you have on the best tires.  However, if you don’t change the oil, put in the right kind of fuel, and make sure the motor is running right, eventually it will break down.

Then you have a broke down, junked car.  But hey, those tires look nice on it.  This is the dilemma that Loomis has which is not just the present, but the future of the team.

Just like Income Tax Day, free agency come just as ferocious and unforgiving.  Players expect to be paid, by their team or another.  The Saints have to face this not just this year, but the next year, and the next.

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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!!!