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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Unger is an experienced, productive starting offensive center who will not be 30 years old until next April and is under contract until 2017. He immediately solidifies the center position (occupied in 2014 by Jonathan Goodwin and, sparingly, Tim Lelito) ...

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Unger is an experienced, productive starting offensive center who will not be 30 years old until next April and is under contract until 2017. He immediately solidifies the center position (occupied in 2014 by Jonathan Goodwin and, sparingly, Tim Lelito) so long as he is here. A knock against Unger has been his durability, and that is a fair concern. He has started 35 regular-season games in the last three years of a possible 48. However, consider that Graham has only started 34 of 48 over the same time span. So the Saints are not really losing or gaining anything towards the injury report.

To find out just what the Saints are getting in Unger, I compared his 2014 snap count with departing Saints center Jonathan Goodwin to find common opponents. The only team they both faced last season was the Carolina Panthers. Unger immediately showed off his skills as the second-best center in the NFC behind the prolific Dallas Cowboy, Travis Frederick

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If it means a clean pocket for 2 more seconds, it's worth every bit of the trade.
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Great article. Bree's may have some time to throw and Ingram somr room to run.
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The apex of winning for us is protecting Brees. We had to deal with it, it was becoming a big problem. Jimmy's services could not reconcile it because some games, he could have been serving beer and hotdogs and doing more good for the team. Seahawks will come to know this as we did.
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If it means a clean pocket for 2 more seconds, it's worth every bit of the trade.
And perhaps Ingram won't be met by 3 defenders 2 yards behind the LOS.
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OL > TE
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It's not like Ingram has never had a good hole to hit or he went down on the first hit...

But if the line could gel quickly as we'll have at least two (2) new starters...

And Unger is known as a bit of a mauler for a center...

The running backs should have a nice table set when they hit the line of scrimmage...

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
It's not like Ingram has never had a good hole to hit or he went down on the first hit...

But if the line could gel quickly as we'll have at least two (2) new starters...

And Unger is known as a bit of a mauler for a center...

The running backs should have a nice table set when they hit the line of scrimmage...
Then it's right to say that for the past couple seasons Ingrams been eating with his hands a lot.
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And perhaps Ingram won't be met by 3 defenders 2 yards behind the LOS.
And if so there's gonna be a lot of crow-eatin' 'round here. A lot.

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Quickly... This only holds true if he stays healthy<<<<<<< He missed a significant amount of time last year and that can't be pushed under the rug....
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