Deuce is Cut Loose

Posted: February 17, 2009 in Saints

After 8 seasons with the New Orleans Saints and a club record 6,069 yards and 55 touchdowns, the Saints have released their top running back after injury riddled seasons.

Deuce was no doubt the most popular Saint in New Orleans, but his production has been down the last couple of seasons and he simply could not return to form after two knee surguries 0n ACL injuries. It was time to let him go, although that may not be the reason he WAS let go, as I have read on Surprise, surprise. Not performing wasnt the reason. No it was something far more troubling. Like all players that once played for the New Orleans Saints, he was released not necessarily because the Saints didn’t want him back, they “granted” him the release so he could seek real money elsewhere which I guess is like saying he’s another player we can’t afford. Now I won’t be too quick to bad mouth the pocketbook of the Saints front office, because I am fully aware that they DO have $120 million to spend on two players who don’t do a damn thing. So maybe our issue isn’t money, maybe if the salaries come down on Mr. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or Mr. Grant me those C-Notes, or we release one of them, we’d be in business. It could be well spent on one Ed Reed who………..this just in, with some seasoning and practice could quite possibly be a halfway decent player, if you get my drift.

$7 million extra just isn’t going to get it done in free agency. $7 million is the money that was due to McAllister next season. I say that because the Saints were doing this for the free agency period which is pretty much underway right now. I don’t know who they expect to sign for $7 million. Surely not the best corner in the game. I’ll applaud the front office for not releasing Reggie Bush, even though he could have given back a lot of money, because he’s basically our PR guy and gives us national recognition, although some would say Brees is getting up there these days strictly with his performance on the field. But more people spotlight Reggie Bush than anybody else on this team, so that had to be a good decision. I mean really, all the guy has to do is run to the sideline, and the guy’s practically an apostle.

I guess what I’m sayin is getting rid of Deuce was a mediocre move. It would probably be a 5 on a 0-10 scale. It wasn’t the best move considering we have nearly half the team salary invested in guys who keep the bench dirtier than the quarterback’s ass. It wasn’t the worse considering we did not give up the existence of the New Orleans Saints outside of Louisiana in Reggie Bush.

But where will the noise be during Chuck Edward’s player introductions? I’ve heard that for as long as I can remember.

Guess I’ll have to live with DDDRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW from now on.


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