Duncan can kiss my ass. I had some respect for him in the past and corresponded with him directly. He has turned increasingly anti-Saints.
Under Payton they do run a tight ship as to media access. They're generally give out as little info as possible. (Vitt on Corey White Monday, team fined in the past for not having guys on the injury report, etc). Then if you stand up to them, dig too hard, or write too scathingly your access is all the less. This is speculated about Duncan as the beat writer for the Saints. After he was moved out of the beat he seemed to vent anti-Payton venom all the more. For Bountygate it seemed as he was more a lackey for Goodell.
How coincidental that after trouncing the birds and fans excitement is elevating he comes out with this crap that provides nothing new or different than what we already know concerning the situation.
I could handle this on lunch break at Kinko's and save everyone a lot of time and effort. It certainly would save the Who Dat Nation a lot of unnecessary consternation. There's only one logical reason why Payton's deal hasn't been finalized.
As he said, he is no Scott Boras. He has no clue what has, has not, or what might be going on concerning this. Then he trivializes with writing that is more like speculation and rants we see here.
People close to the situation believe this is why the contract imbroglio has persisted for so long?
This sorta "people close to the situation" is a hallmark for bull shite writing. Definitely not "sources within the organization". I can write the same that sources close to the Times-Picayune believe Duncan is a closeted raging homosexual and not be liable. I'm close to the T-P. I read it every day.