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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I notice he didn't explain how having Graham would offset the defense hemorrhaging points and yards! Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade The Seattle Seahawks are not doing much with Jimmy Graham, and the New Orleans are pathetic ...

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

I notice he didn't explain how having Graham would offset the defense hemorrhaging points and yards!

Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

The Seattle Seahawks are not doing much with Jimmy Graham, and the New Orleans are pathetic without him.

Additionally, the Seahawks' offensive line is atrocious, and center Max Unger’s absence is clearly missed based on the 22 sacks Russell Wilson has endured. And why the Seahawks are not getting Graham more involved in the game plan is incredibly baffling. Graham has only 21 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns in five weeks.

As for the Saints, they are in incredibly poor shape with a terrible 1-4 record. How has trading away Graham, who was Drew Brees’ best offensive weapon, a smart move? We have to believe the Saints would have more than one lousy win if Graham were still in town.

Nothing at all makes sense in what was the most shocking, and now seemingly the most botched trade of the free-agency period.

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Old 10-15-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

We got Max Unger!!!!
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:01 AM   #3
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

Imagine how bad it would be for our O line if Unger wasn't in there.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

The main difference with Graham not being "more involved in the game plan" and "not doing much" in Seattle is....Drew Brees. Drew Brees is like a super computer, or Robocop, a Terminator type QB....he can go to the line and scan the defense, read what he sees, process the information, and size up the matchups as favorable or unfavorable. He can literally see things in the upcoming play before they even happen. Wilson simply doesn't have that kind of built-in supercomputer, the ability to process information on the fly. You can't "involve somebody in the game plan" if your quarterback can't read the defense and process the info, to create a favorable situation.
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

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We got Max Unger!!!!
Wow... just think we might be -1 and 4 without him.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:58 AM   #6
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

They can claim with a straight face we didn't do well dumping an overpaid guy for a one of the best centers in the league and a first round pick that might be a generation starter for us? I agree losing Jimmy has hurt us offensively but we did well in that trade. I have zero doubt.
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They can claim with a straight face we didn't do well dumping an overpaid guy for a one of the best centers in the league and a first round pick that might be a generation starter for us? I agree losing Jimmy has hurt us offensively but we did well in that trade. I have zero doubt.
It might help us in the future but from these drive-by sports writers they hardly look at the ground 2 feet in front of them, I seriously doubt they'll have the foresight to see how this deal effects the future.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:54 PM   #8
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We don't have #1 or #2 receiver anymore. All our options are fair to poor. Even if we had a solid OL they would still struggle. All of them can be handled in single coverage most of the time.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:38 PM   #9
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Re: Nobody is benefiting from the Jimmy Graham trade

The only party that benefitted from the trade was Jimmy Graham.
Ditto if the trade had not occurred.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #10
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What? Hardly any mention of Anthony?
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