First of all, the whole Drew Brees franchise thing doesn't surprise me. With this whole bounty gate shenanigans going on, I figured they would do something like this so the front office can concentrate on how they are gonna fix this mess. There is no fixing of this mess. The only thing to do is hold your head up high.
The problem I have is, how high can I hold it? How high can I hold my head up while "sports anal-ists like Jason Cole jump on this gravy train. Man he must have messed his shorts when this came to light. He finally has band wagon he can jump on. "Let's all hate on the Saints cause they are a dirty team."
How high can I hold my head up when "bloggers" at the DN call for the taking away of a Superbowl? He states that the Saints had a target on Fav-rah. Yeah he had a target, just like every other QB in the NFL. You really think that Drew Brees didn't have a target on him?? He states that the reason Fav-rah got hurt is because there was a bounty. He states that we told him his team should have defended Fav-rah better. Bounty or not, it should have happened. My source : http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/3/3/2841958/my-own-take-on-the-bounty-situation
Did the Saints take money for hurting other players? I don't know, I am not privy to that sort of information. If they did, I don't think I will be holding my head up, but hanging it in shame. In shame for a team that would do something low down like this. If they didn't, and I need to see the proof that they did, then I will hold it up. I will hold it up high and say out loud and proud, "Let the haters hate!!!"
I know that there are those amongst us that believe this sort of thing happens all the time in the NFL. Heck, if I was a coach, I would be paying my players a little bit more for good plays. Plays like Colston going across the middle for a heck of a catch. Plays like a pick 6. You know, stuff to get the players motivated to play at their best. Would I want to pay my players to hurt others. Heck no, because I wouldn't want something like that to happen to me. I wouldn't want to worry about my guys getting cheap shot-ted because some d-bag wants to give another person a little bit extra just to win a game.
I have said it before and I will say it again. You have to play with these guys. The team that you hate may be the one to sign you next year. Do you think Hebert was a Falcon hater after they signed him? What about Jim Everett?? I remember when the Saints signed him, I was like WTF??? Here is the guy who led the Rams to many games against the Saints wearing the black and gold now. Now I have to root for Jim Everett?? If there was a bounty on his head, how do you think the defense feels about it now that he is playing on the same team?
There will be repercussions because the Saints payed players under the table for performance. The niners got hit with that when they got caught paying players under the table to stay under the salary cap. They got a hefty fine and lost a 3rd round draft pick. And that was pre-Goddell, so you know it's gonna be worse this time around.