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    This is absolutely true, Payton has tried to emulate the Patriots from day one, and allot of our free agent signs were from the Patriots, because we knew they would be well disciplined. I dont think anyone but us realized that even with rookies and bad luck injuries the Patriots were in the playoffs again, this is something Payton wants to emulate. Thou most are looking at Brees trying to build his own career , most forget Payton is trying to do this also. He wants the Saints in the playoffs consistently.
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    I hope to god they pull off the win. It would be nice to see Manning get beat on for 60 minutes too, not injured, but helped up off the turf by a lineman or 5 all game long would be nice.
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    Hoping the Patriots will emulate the Patriots success in the future.
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    I think your going to be surprised how well we do :) , and I know D.Sharper was not to happy about Peyton calling him Jamie.
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    No way! No more kicking the scrap pile, no more signing senior citizens, and definitely no more of those underpaid contracts that leave players fuming and headed out of town.
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    wait

    what?
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    In the interview at the Pro-Bowl Manning was talking about the Saints defense and called D. Sharper as "Jamie"....I believe he has a brother called Jamie but still - quite an insult!
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    About those contracts, the grass is not always greener.

    The money offered to Branch was not all that much lower than what he got, but when you look at players like Givens, Ty Law, and Branch and compare them to Bruschi, you realize that taking less to stay with the Patriots could mean you end up making more. Givens and Branch got the up front signing bonuses they wanted but if they had taken a little less, they might be looking at big second contracts instead of getting released from their first contracts. Ty Law never made back the money he rejected from the Patriots.

    It may work out for Asante but the fact is, a guy like Bruschi took less and played for 14 or 15 years, and he was NEVER cut and forced to play for the veteran minimum, like almost every other old veteran, even the ex-Pro Bowlers. Over the span of his career, he made more than a guy like Takeo Spikes who came in at around the same time and supposedly cashed out in Buffalo, only to be cut from them and to sign for minimal dollars elsewhere, not to mention the fact that Bruschi never doled out a 5-10% commission to an agent because he knew he was taking less to stay with the Patriots so there was no reason to negotiate anything.
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    It's amazing how the admiration for what this franchise represents is far stronger outside of 495 than within. Teams bring their A game if not their Superbowl game when the face us for a reason. No other team faces that, not even Indy. Fans and kneejerk mediots here are so disappointed by not winning it all every season they have lost sight of what they have. Nobody wins every year. We have more than any other team in this decade. We are the benchmark. Even for Polian... Most other teams fans spew hate at us, but that's just a form of flattery... Even Rex spewing his blowhard drivel, that's just his insecurity born of admiration/fear talking.

    Some day fans here will lament they biatched and nitpicked their way through a golden era in this franchise's history. In a way I guess that anger too is born of fear - that it won't last forever....
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    So, in other words, Patriots fans could live vicariously through the Saints if for one season, one Super Bowl.
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    Oh I see

    I love Sharper, I hope he and Manning team up for a few points
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    YouTube - Peyton Manning Calling Darren Sharper Jamie Sharper

    DAVIE, Fla. – On Sunday night, in an interview with ESPN during the Pro Bowl, Peyton Manning accidentally called Darren Sharper “Jamie.” Darren is the Saints’ safety; Jamie is his older brother, who was a linebacker for the Ravens, Texans and Seahawks.

    Monday, Darren got his revenge while answering a question about Colts tight end Dall Clark.

    “We know we have athletic linebackers who can match up with him and also have athletic safeties or whoever we decide to put on him,” Sharper said before delivering the punch line with a wry smile: “He’s a guy you have to watch out for and be aware of where he is because he’s Peyton’s – or should I say Eli’s – go-to guy.”

    Sharper, who has intercepted Eli Manning four times in his career (and has returned three of them for touchdowns) surely wishes he was facing the younger brother of the NFL’s most famous football family. Then again, Sharper was just having a little fun with his verbal jab. After all, he’s learned over the past 12 years trips to the Super Bowl should be savored.

    In 1997, as a rookie for the Packers, Sharper made a trip to the big game – only to have John Elway, Terrell Davis and the rest of the Broncos upset the Packers. Finally, in his seventh trip to the postseason since that year, Sharper is back in the Super Bowl.

    So what kind of advice would the five-time Pro Bowl selection give his young self about the Super Bowl if he could talk to the young rookie?

    “Take more pictures,” Sharper said before adding: “Personally, that game I did everything I was supposed to do as far as to prepare and to give us a chance to win. That’s what I would tell each and every guy – do all you’re supposed to do and prepare yourself as best as you’ve ever prepared for a game because this game is going to hang in the annals for years and everybody’s going to remember this.”
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