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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by burningmetal We HAVE guards. And now we have a center as well. A 4th round pick is a 4th round pick. We have two first rounders. I can't imagine what else you need here to be satisfied. ...

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We HAVE guards. And now we have a center as well. A 4th round pick is a 4th round pick. We have two first rounders. I can't imagine what else you need here to be satisfied. I get it, Jimmy was popular here. I wish he could have stayed in a way as well. But let's take our fan glasses off and try to think about what's smart.
These are the times I think saints PR are in here to make things look like these were smart moves just like the draft of last year. How is that panning out by the way? 3 on the roster but 2 actually played
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These are the times I think saints PR are in here to make things look like these were smart moves just like the draft of last year. How is that panning out by the way? 3 on the roster but 2 actually played
I said earlier that I've been critical of the front office the past couple years, so don't start with me about anything other than this move. This a good move, and it has been stated why. If you don't want to believe, you obviously don't have to. But if you want to really make your point, this PR BS you like to bring up isn't helping you.
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These are the times I think saints PR are in here to make things look like these were smart moves just like the draft of last year. How is that panning out by the way? 3 on the roster but 2 actually played
I don't see how this can be classified as a dumb move... We have had a top 5 offense ever since '06 with or without Graham; and now we have a very good center to help make the offense less unpredictable; plus stealing another first round pick from the 'Hawks. How can you not be satisfied with the trade?
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When you franchise a player you can use it as leverage in negotiating a trade. You don't necessarily need him to sign anything
You franchise him and then he can only be traded once he signs the tender.
Who would give up good picks for a player that unless its a place he wants to go can be leave as a free agent the following year. Also as soon as he signs the tag that money becomes fully guaranteed.
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I don't see how this can be classified as a dumb move... We have had a top 5 offense ever since '06 with or without Graham; and now we have a very good center to help make the offense less unpredictable; plus stealing another first round pick from the 'Hawks. How can you not be satisfied with the trade?
Exactly. If your pissed because jimmy is your favorite player, then just say it. But don't call the move dumb when it clearly has a chance to make us better. That's what it's about after all.
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I'll point how this was a bad move or bad trade when the data reveal itself but for now I wish you all the best it was nice having a ear to vent to and hopefully I am wrong but I doubt it. I just hate to see the best coach the saints ever had be fired cause of idiotic trades and drafts
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It'll be alright man. And if not, that's just the way it is. We aren't a championship team if we stand pat.
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These are the times I think saints PR are in here to make things look like these were smart moves just like the draft of last year. How is that panning out by the way? 3 on the roster but 2 actually played
THis PR stuff is rubbish
You only had to be on the board during lst years draftto see some of us were flipping out at what was going on. The same people shouting at the front office now are quiet happy with this move
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I'll point how this was a bad move or bad trade when the data reveal itself but for now I wish you all the best it was nice having a ear to vent to and hopefully I am wrong but I doubt it. I just hate to see the best coach the saints ever had be fired cause of idiotic trades and drafts
Did we win a Super-Bowl with Graham and a bad center or without Graham and a good center? I forget...
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I don't see how this can be classified as a dumb move... We have had a top 5 offense ever since '06 with or without Graham; and now we have a very good center to help make the offense less unpredictable; plus stealing another first round pick from the 'Hawks. How can you not be satisfied with the trade?
Cause we traded someone who proven they can get the job done for a 31 pick that is not proven. Trading a 4th rd pick for a center when we need to replace Grubbs or Evans
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