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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by nola_swammi To answer your question, no but they didn't fill a need with this trade. Actually it is, you move Lelito to a starting guard and you have fixed the offensive line right there, not to mention ...

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Old 03-11-2015, 05:23 AM   #291
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Originally Posted by nola_swammi View Post
To answer your question, no but they didn't fill a need with this trade.
Actually it is, you move Lelito to a starting guard and you have fixed the offensive line right there, not to mention saving a butt load of money...
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:25 AM   #292
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Actually it is, you move Lelito to a starting guard and you have fixed the offensive line right there, not to mention saving a butt load of money...
they groom him to play center now you move him to guard, how do the kid suppose to to excel if they changing him every year
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they groom him to play center now you move him to guard, how do the kid suppose to to excel if they changing him every year
research man; he can play both center and guard... He pulled double duty in college... And if you forget he was drafted and filled in for Evans at guard to begin with...
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #294
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Oh no, don't put this on payton,,,,I seen interviews where Loomis say he bump heads with choices he made and this look like one of them
In your opinion they didn't. In virtually everyone else's opinion, they did. We did not have a good center. Now we have one of the best. Sorry man, I don't want to make this a personal thing, but I just have rarely been involved in any discussion with someone who refuses to see anything past the end of his eye lashes.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:24 AM   #295
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Well this certainly was a shocker ... all afternoon driving around I figured B&G'd be blowing up. Good or bad, the FO's serious and if this Unger guy can stay healthy, I think it's way for the better, .

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This will be so interesting. I could really see Graham struggling next year, in a run happy offense with a QB who is not Drew Brees. Then again, Graham could end up being SuperBowl MVP.
Seattle passes approx. 30% less than New Orleans anyway, so his numbers will naturally be down ... but who knows? It might help him stay healthy and if it was Graham that Wilson was targeting instead of Lockett, they may have very well scored on that last play. The biggest thing that'll probably affect JG's play is the locker room drama that's gonna' play out (see below), .

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Great, Halo, see your back to making kids cry
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Nice seeing my man Mike and Deuce! We need high character dudes like that
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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.
This is a good post bro. It is exactly what it is. I love JG, and I don't like seeing him in that seachichen gear, but we need a team. We need a 2009 type offense, and we are not getting that without fixing the oline.
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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
Dude our main issues were on the interior of the line and center was by far the most needed position. Evans was hurt all year, apparently so let's do a wait and see on him, and Grubbs may end up gone, don't know. I really would love to see that big ol boy from Iowa come here, oh my I salivate at the idea.

Jimmy was injured, but maybe it was a situation where we needed a proven center, and it was a get what we can for him while we can. I am sad to see him go, love the dude, but we have more needs and as someone said, if Unger plays close to his 2013 level and is healthy (he is only 28) that will go a longer way to helping this team than keeping JG. I agree, but I could be wrong.

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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
Drew 4-5 years, yes if we have a line for him.
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