Posts Tagged ‘Drew Brees’

My story: Sean Gilbert, the last man to take a year-long stand, backs Saints QB Drew Brees

There are so few people who can understand what Drew Brees is going through. The Saints franchise quarterback is without a contract for 2012, and he doesn’t want to sign his franchise tag that provides no long-term security. A contract drama that has played out in public may result in Brees missing mandatory mini-camp, some of training camp, and then who knows? The possibilities are chilling and endless. To gain some perspective, I spoke to the one person who can understand what Brees is going through and what his options are — Former Pro Bowl DT Sean Gilbert. Still the last player to sit out the entire season in protest of the franchise tag, Gilbert took the one stand so […]

Am I missing something or do the Saints players and coaches not think Drew Brees is serious?

The Saints held OTAs today, and it was open to the media. For the first time, everyone watched a Saints practice without coach Sean Payton or QB Drew Brees. Payton is suspended along with some others, and Brees is staying away because of contract issues. I surmised recently that the suspensions would actually help Brees, and no doubt the scene of little Chase Daniel running the team must’ve been jarring. Couldn’t have been pretty. Brees’ stance is noted by all. Reading the transcripts of the interviews of several Saints players and coaches, though, I can’t help but take one thing away from it: They think Brees will come back soon.  Sounds like they are optimistic or convinced it’ll happen. That […]

Three and out: Fantasy implications of Saints’ suspensions

Happy Wednesday, everybody. The NFL has handed down the fines for Jonathan Vilma and others today, and today we’re just going to focus on the fantasy implications for those caught in the wake.

Luck getting ready to throw in the cold at pro day

Top QB prospect (and presumed No. 1 draft pick) Andrew Luck will be showing observers how he handles less-than-perfect weather conditions when he throws at Stanford’s pro day on Thursday.

Three and out: Will price keep Wallace in Pitt?

Steelers WR Mike Wallace is still available for those willing to spend a first-round pick. But has the other price gone too high?

Saints showing interest in LB Lofton

The Saints are showing interest in former Falcons LB Curtis Lofton, according to league sources.

Colston signing could help Brees negotiations

The Saints’ signing of Marques Colston on Tuesday provides a dangling carrot to quarterback Drew Brees.

Three and out: Saints make best fantasy fit for Moss

After a great workout with the Saints, Randy Moss could sign in New Orleans and it’s hard to think of a better fantasy fit for the veteran receiver.

Could Brees’ fantasy value take a hit?

Could Drew Brees be a fantasy disappointment next season? Find out what has Michael Fabiano at least a little worried.

Can Randy Moss help or hurt a well oiled machine?

A well-rested and conditioned Randy Moss could replace the role of free agent Robert Meachum (who generated a low catch count yet a high number of big plays).

Three and out: Could Brees consider a holdout?

The Saints used their franchise tag on Drew Brees, but the QB is reportedly upset enough about the move that he might not sign the deal.

Bears’ Forte, Seahawks’ Lynch to receive franchise tag

Barring new contracts before Monday’s deadline, a slew of high profile players will receive the franchise tag from their respective teams.

Master chef Besh links NFL stars to culinary delights

Celebrated chef John Besh spoke with NFL.com on Friday and played a little word-association game involving the Patriots, Giants and some of the NFL’s biggest stars.

Emptying the spiral-bound notebook with Brees, Watt

A brief conversation with Drew Brees unfolded Thursday as an NFL Network makeup artist dabbed “blot” powder on the Saints QB’s face.

Shaking hands with Schilling and other delights

I never figured I’d shake the hand of Curt Schilling. I really never figured I’d end up liking the guy, but it happened when the famed Red Sox hurler stopped by the “NFL.com Live” set, along with my cohorts, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison and Jason Smith.

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