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BREES ADMITS TO RECRUITING L.T. TO N.O.

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  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    BREES ADMITS TO RECRUITING L.T. TO N.O.
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2009, 10:48 a.m.
    In an interview with XX 1090 AM (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), one of the radio stations in his old stomping grounds of San Diego, Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently addressed the current contract impasse involving the Chargers and running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

    And if Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith ever smiles (then again, he never does), he surely wasn’t smiling after hearing what Brees had to say.

    Following what seemed like 20 minutes of Brees talking about nothing that was all that compelling or humorous (with the exception of something about his wife once asking him if he had a sausage in his pocket), Brees addressed L.T.’s status.

    As to whether Tomlinson should accept a reduction from the $6.725 million salary that he’s due to earn in 2009, Brees was unequivocal.

    “I don’t think he should accept less money from the Chargers at this point,” Brees said, “because look at his track record . . . . Many people could say he had a decline this year, but I disagree with that. He was banged up for the majority of the year, and I think that’s just part of the game at times.

    “I mean the guy hasn’t missed one start his entire NFL career, so if you’re going to sit here and tell me he’s, you know, not a durable guy, then you’re crazy. Like I said I think he’s still got a lot of motivation. I think he’s got a lot of fight and fire left in him. And you know he can still be a very productive player. So I don’t see any reason why he should be taking a pay cut at this point.”

    So if Tomlinson refuses to take a pay cut, Brees would love to be reunited with his former San Diego teammate.

    “I mean, come on, it’s an easy question,” Brees said. “I’d love to have him in New Orleans. I’d love to be his teammate again. I think L.T.’s got a lot of great years left in him so we’ll see what happens.”

    Brees also admitted to having conversations with Tomlinson, and that the conversations have touched on L.T.’s status.

    And Brees at first became very coy when asked point-blank about whether he has made it known to Tomlinson that Brees would like to have him in New Orleans.

    “For me, I’m just waiting for the opportunity if he is available to come and snatch him,” Brees said.

    As to the specific issue of whether Brees has shared that sentiment with Tomlinson, Brees was surprisingly candid.

    “I think that’s pretty obvious, don’t you think?” Brees said.

    Then reminded of the tampering rules, Brees said it was “just two buddies talkin’ on the phone.”

    Yeah, and soon it could be two buddies playin’ some football together, again.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
  2. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    and your point is?

    Tell us something we dont know, there isnt one team that wouldnt want LT!

    That isnt tampering.
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'm not surprised at all
     
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  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Would LT want to go to a place where he is not the face of the franchise? Would he want to go to a place where he is splitting carries with a higher paid RB (R. Bush)? If LT has an issue with us franchising Sproles for 6mil then what is the difference with him splitting carries with Sproles and splitting carries with R. Bush? Point being, if LT can not work out a deal with us and he heads to NO then it is obvious that money is the only factor behind his decision. If LT does leave then I would really love to know the dollar amount difference between what we offered and what someone else would offer. The question is is LT's heart really in San Diego? Maybe it is time for a change of scenery for all parties involved.
     
  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    No players can talk, that is not tampering. A team official is required for tampering as I understand it.
     
  6. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    BREES ADMITS TO RECRUITING L.T. TO N.O.

    That's because he's a smart guy. He knows that it's not just about the money with LT. He knows that all the talk about LTs decline is just speculation at this point. He knows that a back like LT is going to give defenses fits on an already explosive offense. He knows that with LT you're going to get X number a yards a year on the ground. He knows what chemistry can do for a team. He also knows that this is a good PR move for LT. The positive press for LT and Brees to be hooked up again would be astounding. Hell the NFL's saint going to the Saints? A city still in desperate need of a hero? Forgetaboutit!

    Even as a Chargers fan, if LT goes to the Saints I'd get a warm fuzzy. I'd be pissed that he wasn't a Bolt but I'd sure as **** watch more Saints games.
     
  7. Boltergeist

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    I agree...That would definitely lock the Saints in as my second favorite team where I previously had none. The good PR aside, LT going to that offensive would make it absolutely lethal.
     
  8. Buck Melanoma

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    BFD. Is anyone actually surprised? :icon_huh:
     
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  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    nope,


    the day AJ drafted Rivers was the day Brees/LT left the Chargers


    :tdown:
     
  10. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    If AJ is stupid enough to release LT, he'll have his choice to go just about anywhere.
     
  11. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    of course IT IS tampering, you cannot express ANY interest to a player while he is under contract

    of course nothing will come of it
     
  12. LV Bolt Fan

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    Brees talking to LT about coming to NO isn't tampering.
     
  13. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    This has to be the first post you were right about anything :lol:
     
  14. maestro876

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    I can tell you this much. If LT is let go and signs with New Orleans, his stats will go down more than he's ever seen before.

    The fact is that New Orleans is a passing team more so than any other in the league. Their entire offense is built around Brees throwing for 300+ yards a game. On the ground, the Saints were 28th in the NFL, posting only 1,594 yards for a 4 yd/carry average. And that was split between several backs.

    If LT were to end up in New Orleans, I doubt he'd break 1,000 yards rushing and have more than a half a dozen TDs. Not because he's incapable of it, but because that offense wouldn't allow for it.
     
  15. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Listen up foo'

    Brees is doing this to be a f'n ahole.

    This is Drew's way to stick it to AJ.

    If LT does not want to be a split back here, then NO is no different.

    Drew is just trying to ram it up AJ's asss to be a prick because he can.....

    Drew is still butt hurt over Rivers and Drew's momma hating him.
     
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  16. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    So that means I've got you beat by 1. :lol:
     
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  17. SDRaiderH8er

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    then tell every player in Hawaii to shut up!

    Players talk all the time, its a part of the game. Everyone always wants someone else on the team. The Players do not hand out Contracts nor do they sign other players contracts.

    The Saints all ready have a high price running back in Reggie Bush, what are they going to do with him?
     

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