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This was just a random thought that came across my mind and I was hoping maybe someone could help me out..But I never really understood why the Saints don't use Brees on some of these big free agent visits such as Asomugha right now more often..I'm sure Payton and Loomis are very good talkers and sell the Saints well but if Payton, Loomis, AND Brees were there to talk to the free agent, it would be a done deal! :worthy:

Their aren't very many if any better speakers in this league than Brees..I just saw something online where Andre Johnson of the Texans went with the front office to talk to Ed Reed on his recent visit and it made me think...
 
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I'm pretty sure Brees is a part of some of our FA acquisitions over the last couple years. Whether he was there and spoke or not, he is a major part.
 

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How do you think we landed sprolesie.....
He wasn't there to greet Sproles when he got off of the plane. Brees and Sproles work out together during the offseason in San Diego. I think you are missing the OP's point. He means have Brees attend free agent visits where Drew may not have any ties to that particular player. That way Drew can act as an influence or help convince player A (insert free agent visitor) to join the team. Drew had already knew Sproles and told him "if Reggie leaves/get traded, then you are coming to New Orleans). It's different circumstances, but you were close.
 

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Andre Johnson and Ed Reed are very close friends, going back to there says at Miami. So I'm guessing That's why he was apart of that.

Brees gets about 3 months with his family in San Diego before he starts getting back into his training and workouts around April. So I doubt, anyone wants to ask him to fly back to NO so he give a pep talk to a defensive free agent.
 

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If I'm nnamdi on a visit I wanna meet with RR and the secondary coach. To the OP topic, if I'm a wr for example, I wanna meet the wr coach, the OC, and Payton. Probably not popular, but only if I'm a QB, do I wanna meet Brees on visit.
 

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Picayune said Nmadi didn't visit with Loomis or Payton today. They went to the league meetings. I'm willing to bet Ryan was there for the visit, just to find out what it would take & gauge interest.
 

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Does Brees spend the offseason in NOLA? For some reason I thought he went back to San Diego for a good portion of it.
 

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Does Brees spend the offseason in NOLA? For some reason I thought he went back to San Diego for a good portion of it.
He spends the majority of his offseason in San Diego. His trainer is based out of San Diego. He works with a group of players at the facilities at la Jolla high school. He only lives in Nola during training camp and the season.
 

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He spends the majority of his offseason in San Diego. His trainer is based out of San Diego. He works with a group of players at the facilities at la Jolla high school. He only lives in Nola during training camp and the season.
When his kids start school this will be hard to keep doing.
 

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Under the rules of the new CBA I don't think he would be allowed to. Players under contract can't meet with coaches for "football" reasons during the early off season. I think they can start sometime around the draft though.
 

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Under the rules of the new CBA I don't think he would be allowed to. Players under contract can't meet with coaches for "football" reasons during the early off season. I think they can start sometime around the draft though.
Simply not true.

They can't be mandated, but they can be at airline working out and watching film with coaches year round.

In this case, I'd guess its not uncommon if hes in town or has a personal interest in a guy to meet up. I doubt he regularly does it, and its probably more often joining for dinner or a tour of the city but I will put noney on the fact that he has been used as a selling point.
 

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If I was a defensive, veteran player that didn't have a relationship with Drew, I'd think it pretty arrogant of him to come in and think his presence would influence my decision. I'd wonder what the heck the coaches and front office were thinking to put a quarterback in a defensive player's meeting to talk about possible contract negotiations.
 

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