Mar 16, 2017|
Bob in for Tommy Tucker. Should the Saints sign Malcolm Butler even if it means giving up one of their first round picks? Bob talks to WWL producer and sports reporter Steve Geller.
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Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Let's talk a little bit about Malcolm Butler. How much money you think it'll cost the saints if they sign him or at at this point it's a pretty much tees off hours of weakened Mahan. I think that if you if you think about how the thing the trade went down with branding cook with a New England Patriots are ready. The patriots and over. There first and third round selection to New Orleans while sinks and cokes and fourth rounder back to new wing and look at Malcolm Butler who's a restricted free agent. So by the letter of the law if he comes in here and the saints signed him to an offer. And the patriots do not match. They would have to send back their first round draft pick which could be the 32 overall pick the pick up from doing it would have to be highest. Pick in the first round which will be eleventh overall. I just can't imagine that happening I think Malcolm Butler is a phenomenal talent one of the top corners in the NFL. But not worked the eleventh overall selection to me now. If they can work around that and agree to something on the side with New England to say hey. If you sign him to the tender offer and then are willing to then trade him to us. From maybe be 32 overall accents ship that picked right back into England. I could depth we see that happening and wouldn't have a problem that at all. I'm hoping though. That they can able are able to swing something for the saints' second round pick and stats of it so New Orleans can keep their first two. First round draft picks now as you're looking for a contract. I I would say it's going to be in the double digits are looking around ten to eleven million dollars. As season and probably a 45 year deal at least 47 years old right now so we still has plenty of football left in them. So I don't think anyone gets the best of Bill Belichick and now is a concern issuer and my question is if these so phenomenal. Why isn't that the patriots play in and the money they just when free agency opened up they went after Stephon Gilmore from the Buffalo Bills who is younger than Malcolm. Malcolm Butler. And they ended up I think doling out a route thirteen million a season he's making. And I guess that Belichick feels that now Butler is expendable. And you know. They're notorious for not showing now and paying. Their players and just letting them walk when they are turning him free agency. But I've I've found a few moves from the patriots and Bill Belichick questionable now this year. Trading for Brandon cooks who has two years really left until he's gonna cash in. And now they decided to spend the big money. On a corner back from another team and status and instead of keeping a guy in house which definitely has. Folks wondering what does he know why's he letting Butler walk. But listen this is an all pro selection second team all pro guy last year. Not to the pro bowler. We've seen his heroics in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks when he had that huge interception to seal the game. And on at the right now the saints defense is in desperate need of that help all around but especially secondary and I think to be a great pairing with delta broke. As they're going to be great 12 punch you have right there for your cornerbacks. See for me I keep thinking about this did not we hear. From everybody including news sports guys that Jerry is berg was the answer we're gonna get him and he is all pro audio degraded. He was the ball hawking is gonna cover all four possessions we don't even have to play at the open is he's got magnets and Brian he's if you intercept everything yet that that ended up being short disaster that to me that's that's definitely another concern because. You look at the Buffalo Bills at that time. They had a defensive front. You look at the New England Patriots wide Butler been so successful. They have. You know the defensive front the guys up front on the line. To provide the pressure which relieves some of that tension from the secondary now the saints have made some moves they look a lot better and which Sheldon rankings in the clearly a from a came jordin. And hopefully now Alex spoke for can be that other guided defensive Emma. Cam jordin. But. I think that you note the pats defense is a huge issue but it all stems from the the front line player of the saints. And as long as that pressure is coming. I just think that the Malcolm Butler addition is a a Smart veteran addition and that they can get away with just giving up the 32 overall pick. I don't just saying it's just the 32 overall pick but they I don't think eleventh overall. Would be the wise for the saints and I don't think I don't imagine them doing that. I know butlers in town right now reports are he actually came in early was here last night. They went out to dinner wined and dined dumb showed him around the city and I definitely expect to hear something today about a deal being finalized now. The compensation will find out but I think. That the patriots and saints won the working out something for the latter first Rampage and it won't be the number eleven overall pick in everyone's worried about sending back to New England. Any thoughts on the money on how much you'll likely cost I've Obama say it's probably been around for five years in your looking around eleven million a season for former Butler well well. I was I was that's the market for quarterback we always hear about you know the market for top quarterbacks in the NFL and everyone complains about polar pain Drew Brees so much money. Well that that's the market for quarterbacks right now to get these elite guys you gotta pony up the lead box I was a talking to a guy at the gym mr. woo Republican. How great it is to be able to sign a contract. Like Butler makes and and you might yet forty million dollars guaranteed. If you don't do a thing you can sit on your buck YouTube's on earth like it is still go. All of them yet and you know which you look at it though and everyone wants the same look the money that these guys are making. And of course we see afterwards after football's over though. You know it's it's pretty tough your banged up you had all these injuries and all the advocate the concussion concerns. Of why I guess we're limiting our children now on what they can and can't do it school. So. We we it's it's evil business you see that once once teams are dealt with you. They're they're you're done you know they're there they're kind of cast aside so to me I'm all about the players make their money cash in while you can't. Thank Tuesday no problem.