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bergo23 09-22-2010 07:51 PM

Lost major chance at upgrade via the draft
AJ turned down two picks for a guy he isn't going to keep. Just like Mike Turner a couple of years ago...this seems like a major loss in the draft department.

J-Mike88 09-22-2010 08:06 PM

I personally admire the hardline stance AJ has taken with **holes like Archie Manning and now V-Jack, but I have to admit, I really feel for you fans, especiallly getting nothing for Michael Turner and Drew Brees. That really sucks.

bergo23 09-25-2010 07:55 AM

AJ has hopefully already an extra 2 for Cro this year anyway, so we should be fine for the draft. I too admire what AJ is doing vs VJax...I just look back at not getting a 1 for turner and this deal and think what would our team be with those 3 extra picks? Drew Brees was never going to fetch significant picks cuz of his injury.

San Diego Chicken 09-28-2010 02:55 AM

I don't really care about the draft picks. D. Sproles is making 7MM + to be pretty ineffective. That's money we could be using to pay VJ for one year at least to make a run for the Super Bowl. I heard this on the radio - if the goal is to show everyone who is boss, A.J. has won. But if the goal is to win football games...

bergo23 09-28-2010 10:45 PM

I do care about the draft picks, this has been the lifeblood of the teams success the last 6-7 years.

If you allow a team environment that says you will cave in negotiations, you get a team that will always be looking for quick fix solutions to personal problems. Teams like the Steelers and Patriots have the same philosophy as AJ...and it has worked out pretty well for them...will you have you stars leave...yes, plenty have left the steel city for bigger paychecks, as have many left New England...but at the end of the day its important to send the message that the inmates are not running the asylum.

I'll still with AJ's track record, eventually he will be able to drop the "Lord of No Rings" monkey off his back.

As long as Rivers stays healthy, they will always have a shot at the division and in the playoffs.

bergo23 03-10-2011 07:28 AM

Bob Sanders!
Maybe AJ is turning over a new leaf? Maybe he is finally caving to pressure from outside the building?! I don't think a one year deal has anything but upside though!!!

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