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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; But it really is sad that Graham's talent has really been wasted. This is why some players should take less money to stay right where they are....

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Old 07-02-2016, 09:20 AM   #11
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But it really is sad that Graham's talent has really been wasted. This is why some players should take less money to stay right where they are.
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What movie is this from JP? I loved Emilio in Repo Man.
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Good thing we're no longer spending tons of money on a super athletic 6' 6" TE who can't block... Hey wait a minute.
We traded Graham 1.0 for Unger and who became Anthony for Graham 2.0 (who could be better than Graham with Brees throwing him the ball; oh and he's played football/TE a lot longer than Graham has in his life[more experience]...)

Win/Win!
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We traded Graham 1.0 for Unger and who became Anthony for Graham 2.0 (who could be better than Graham with Brees throwing him the ball; oh and he's played football/TE a lot longer than Graham has in his life[more experience]...)

Win/Win!
I just think saying we look like geniuses is really myopic. If we didn't have such an abysmal draft in 2014 we might not have needed to trade Graham to fill areas of weakness on our roster. It was a good move to cover for another giant blunder.
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If we didn't have such an abysmal draft in 2014 we might not have needed to trade Graham to fill areas of weakness on our roster. It was a good move to cover for another giant blunder.
I think Grahams cap hit was the reason for the trade; wasn't his hit right around 10 and going up rapidly with each subsequent year?
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:40 AM   #16
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... but I dont miss Brees' constant tunnel vision ...
I'm just hoping this doesn't reappear with Fleener on the field. On 3rd down this year with Cooks, Sneed, Thomas, Fleener and take your pick of Ingram, Spiller, or Cadet out in the pattern, Brees' only vision needs to be the inevitable open receiver.

It just seems to me that if the O-line can pass protect, it's going to be really tough trying to cover all that talent with any consistency.

So here's to no tunnel vision!

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Old 07-02-2016, 11:13 AM   #17
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I think Grahams cap hit was the reason for the trade; wasn't his hit right around 10 and going up rapidly with each subsequent year?
No, cap hit had nothing to do with the trade. It was ALL about getting Max Unger. The Saints originally offered Kenny Stills for Unger, but Seattle demanded Graham instead and threw in the #1 pick, as well. The net affect of the trade actually INCREASED the cap hit on the Saints for the year.
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I liked every minute trading Puddin'. Jury is still out on Anthony?
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What movie is this from JP? I loved Emilio in Repo Man.
Men at Work is the name of the movie. They are two trash men that find a body and hilarity ensues. Look it up. It definitely worth a watch.
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The one thing I have noticed is how we get players that 'fit our system'. You put those players in other systems and teams and they are crap, they get lost and you don't hear from them again. Unless they want to come back... example Mechum.
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