Below are my answers to last weeks reader questions submitted Friday. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion on any of these topics in the comment section below.
Based on the recent decline in participation, I think we'll be cutting back the frequency of our 'What Up With Dat' series to every other week.
Do you think the Panthers will be a serious threat in the division next season? -Mike R.
Absolutely. That doesn't mean I think they will win the division, but they will absolutely be a threat. The NFC South is the most unpredictable division in the league. Worst to first a regular occurrence so it could actually be the Buccaneers we all need to fear.
How many years and how much money will be on Drew Brees' contract and who would you love to see perform at the Super Bowl halftime show? - Cameron.T
To answer the first part of your question, I would say the length of Drew's new contract will be six years and I think it will be worth at least $95 million dollars, if not more. When all is said and done, Brees could become the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, and rightly so.
As far as the Super Bowl halftime show, I'd love to see Billy Joel perform since they've already had both Tom Petty and the Stones fairly recently. Perhaps Billy will be the choice when the Super Bowl is played in New York. If we're talking about Super Bowl XLVII here in New Orleans next year, I think you've got to go with some sort of ensemble performance of local artists including but not limited to acts like Rebirth (Grammy winning), Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Better than Ezra, Harry Connick, Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Jon Cleary, Amanda Shaw, Irma Thomas, Allen Touissant, anyone with the last name Marsalis or Batiste...
Do you think this years play-off loss, really drove us into hibernation more than usual. - Chad L
Nah. I'd say things are running as normal. The off-season just sucks donkey balls.