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Old 03-11-2015, 01:52 AM   #241
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:19 AM   #242
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Re: Saints Trade Graham to the Seahawks

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Ok, Josh Hill is not Jimmy Graham. Unger, we now have a center. Seahags 1st round pick. i don't know. Why all this hate on Jimmy? he was hurt last year. Did i miss something?
Sometimes I wonder if we have people in this forum that work with the saints PR to always try to make something positive out of something that don't make sense. Of course I am always going to be pulling for my saints but dayum, I don't want to go back to the days of being the butt of all jokes or not having a decent come back to all the haters. This don't make sense, JG was injured and still suiting up to play often as decoy. If you going to trade him why trade him to a team we will most likely have to face in the playoffs and make them stronger,,surely 16 teams in the AFc would' ve love to make that trade and 15 of them would've given us a higher draft pick than 31 overall pick
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:26 AM   #243
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My son was laughing til he found out I was telling him the truth. Then he watched ESPN like they was going to report it was a mistake for junior galette or we were gonna be compensated with more than a 31 overall pick
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:28 AM   #244
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But how many of them had a pro bowl level centre on a good contract to sweeten the pot?.

If teams really wanted Graham they would have put a offer to him last year as he was freely available for 2 1st rounders. We heard nothing of any offers made. Most teams dont want to spend big cap numbers on a TE.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:38 AM   #245
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What is wrong with Lelito? Probowl center J Goodwin was a probowl center and he is not worth diddly. But let's just say this often injured center can produce we give them a 4th rd pick, why JG had to be package for that low of a 1 st rd pick. If their weren't any suitors for JG why franchise tag him last year? If you want to make bold moves at least make suitable trades
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:53 AM   #246
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If Graham was a free agent of course teams would take him thats completely different to team willing to trade and pay for him. Graham isnt going to play 15 years in the league we have seen over the past two years that injuries are affecting him.

If the team though Lelito was the answer the wouldn't have been starting Goodwin last year. Goodwin was a probowler,once in 09 hardly recent. he was brought in a short term stop gap. Unger has been a probowler 2 out the last 3 years and was all pro in 2012.

Both players have injury question marks,but who knows who is fitter.
Graham will be 29 during the coming season,its not like he is a payer with 5 years in him. Its not like he has really impressed in the post season either. I loved watching Graham but this move makes long term sense.
We get a top notch center and a 1st round pick for far less money than Graham was eating on the cap. This is a deal that might take till next years FA to really show its worth. We could have lots of cash to spend next summer

Nobody will know if this works out for either side for 4-5 years.
We need to wait and see
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Obviously a long way to go with many players getting deals but look at the list scheduled to be FA next summer

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Obviously a long way to go with many players getting deals but look at the list scheduled to be FA next summer

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:06 AM   #249
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Re: Saints Trade Graham to the Seahawks

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Sometimes I wonder if we have people in this forum that work with the saints PR to always try to make something positive out of something that don't make sense. Of course I am always going to be pulling for my saints but dayum, I don't want to go back to the days of being the butt of all jokes or not having a decent come back to all the haters. This don't make sense, JG was injured and still suiting up to play often as decoy. If you going to trade him why trade him to a team we will most likely have to face in the playoffs and make them stronger,,surely 16 teams in the AFc would' ve love to make that trade and 15 of them would've given us a higher draft pick than 31 overall pick
I often find myself wondering why people always want to justify any move the Saints make, but this actually isn't one of them.

I don't see this as anyone hating on Jimmy, either. People are just realizing that we have bigger needs and something major had to happen. All this restructuring crap we do every year gets us nowhere. Now we free up Graham's cap space, plus the player and draft pick we got in return.

A proven commodity and a 1st rounder is better than two first rounders, neither of which are proven. That's what makes this a good deal. The only thing I don't like is that he's with the Seahawks, but as critical as I've been of our front office in recent years, I honestly don't think they would have traded him to THAT team without exploring all other options first. The most suitable return just ended up being the hags.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:08 AM   #250
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4 til 5 years! Do you really think Drew have 4 til 5 years? I think they could've got a higher or more draft picks for Jimmy. I think Jimmy was injured that's why he wasn't that dominant as the years before. I don't see why they're looking for a center when it's obvious Evans or Grubbs need to be replaced.


If they wanted to send a message to the team with this trade, it was carried out and time will tell if it was negative or positive. More likely they going to want their guarantee up front due to fact they seeing how Sproles, now. Graham being traded out
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