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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm hoping for a Graham type trade again. Good picks will pay dividens in the future. I don't care what type of cap hit it cost I would shop Jordan....

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Old 03-13-2016, 07:31 PM   #11
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I'm hoping for a Graham type trade again. Good picks will pay dividens in the future. I don't care what type of cap hit it cost I would shop Jordan.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:40 PM   #12
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there are plenty of young players out there that can upgrade this defense.
anyone would be considered an upgrade.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:44 PM   #13
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Our Super Bowl team was made up of a lot of free agents and/or guys we acquired in a trade. Shockey, Sharper, Vilma, Fujita, Greer, Hargrove, McCray, Goodwin, Heath Evans, Mike Bell, David Thomas, and even Shanle.

Oh yeah, and Drew Brees.

Ideally, you'd like to build through the draft, but it's not like you can't upgrade your team in other ways. You just have to be good at what you're doing, and do a better job of identifying good players who won't break the bank. Since that championship team was constructed there has been a huge letdown in scouting and developing players, and also in making balanced financial decisions (not over-paying for one or two guys, and spreading it out with quality veterans instead).

At this point, I know there isn't enough left to do much else in free agency this year. Hoping for a few guys do fall in our proverbial lap in the draft.
I think a lot of people forget that.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:47 PM   #14
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Re: Saints could be looking to add to young core on defense instead of going after free agents

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I'm hoping for a Graham type trade again. Good picks will pay dividens in the future. I don't care what type of cap hit it cost I would shop Jordan.
Halloween...You know you say that...

but I can see recent draftees being traded to better fit Allen's 4-3...

We traded a very good tackle in Akiem Hicks for a backup tight end...
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:38 PM   #15
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Hicks is a free agent that has gotten ZERO offers, he was far from a good tackle
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:46 PM   #16
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Both short term prove it type of contracts

Brandon Thompson, DT, Bengals
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profil...son?id=2532959
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...andon-thompson
Bacarri Rambo
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profil...mbo?id=2539234
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/8591/bacarri-rambo
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Re: Saints could be looking to add to young core on defense instead of going after free agents

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Hicks is a free agent that has gotten ZERO offers, he was far from a good tackle
Not so fast, my little HouDat!

Former Saints DT Akiem Hicks signs 2-year deal with Chicago Bears | NOLA.com
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:40 PM   #18
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Re: Saints could be looking to add to young core on defense instead of going after free agents

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We traded a very good tackle in Akiem Hicks for a backup tight end...
Every TE in the NFL would be a back-up on the Pats.
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Re: Saints could be looking to add to young core on defense instead of going after free agents

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Every TE in the NFL would be a back-up on the Pats.
Meaning we traded a starting defensive linemen for the Saints for a tight end that was a backup for the Saints...

Now he obviously fell out of favor - why?!? that's what I'd like to hear...

But the yield is undeniable and bears scrutiny...
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Brandon Boykin, CB, Steelers. Age: 26 Under appreciated slot CB

what kind of money? should be south of this
Casey Hayward, CB, Packers to chargers.Age: 26
3 yrs/15.3 million

surprising starter that fared pretty well at slot last year
Sterling Moore, CB, Buccaneers. Age: 26 ?
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