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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by jnormand It's a thought. Probably depends on how bad either side burned bridges during the trade. And money of course. I always loved Graham's intensity. Just didn't like Bree's propensity to throw to him so much. I ...

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:15 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by jnormand View Post
It's a thought. Probably depends on how bad either side burned bridges during the trade. And money of course.

I always loved Graham's intensity. Just didn't like Bree's propensity to throw to him so much.

I don't see it happening personally. But weirder things have happened. He was much better here then he is in Seattle. Which seems to be case with almost all offensive players that leave NOLA.
Intensity is really not a trait I would use describing Graham.
If he's cheap why not. He's familiar with system and has to be an upgrade over what we have. I agree about the burned bridges part. Didn't he say something on twitter about happy to be leaving Saints? Could have been someone else telling him that he should be. I can't remember.
Anyway I don't think Seattle ever used him to his strengths.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:17 PM   #52
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Nope, guy burned his bridges here when he kept congratulating players for signing with other teams.

Shame, he could have been a hall of famer here. Our offense is better without him regardless.
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Intensity is really not a trait I would use describing Graham.
If he's cheap why not. He's familiar with system and has to be an upgrade over what we have. I agree about the burned bridges part. Didn't he say something on twitter about happy to be leaving Saints? Could have been someone else telling him that he should be. I can't remember.
Anyway I don't think Seattle ever used him to his strengths.
I could be convinced for the low low price of...well, something pretty low.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:18 PM   #54
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Didn't realize how old this thread was.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #55
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Other than he played here before, why would we be in the mix to acquire a 30 year old with declining skills at a position where we have three decent players?

Throw in bad blood, and I'm guessing NO

not that I'm saying "NFL World" isn't a reliable site
Where is the bad blood? From everything I have read he would love to be back with the Saints and he is still very, very tight with Brees.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:20 PM   #56
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Where is the bad blood? From everything I have read he would love to be back with the Saints and he is still very, very tight with Brees.
He said some things on his way out that rubbed a lot of "us" the wrong way.

Now, I don't think Sean and Drew were as bothered as some of us were about his comments. Business is business after all.
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He said some things on his way out that rubbed a lot of "us" the wrong way.

Now, I don't think Sean and Drew were as bothered as some of us were about his comments. Business is business after all.
That's what I meant. It doesn't matter what fans think, he had always remained on good terms with both Brees and Payton. And those things he said weren't that big of a deal. Yes, he congratulated a couple of former teammates for signing good free agent deals elsewhere. That's pretty common practice between friends.

I wouldn't mind him being back as another weapon if he learned anything about blocking while he was abroad.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:24 PM   #58
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I just remember him saying in one of his press conferences; that as soon as Drew retired that he would quit because he didn't want anyone else throwing to him...

He was traded shortly thereafter; then he had to learn how to block
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:38 PM   #59
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That's what I meant. It doesn't matter what fans think, he had always remained on good terms with both Brees and Payton. And those things he said weren't that big of a deal. Yes, he congratulated a couple of former teammates for signing good free agent deals elsewhere. That's pretty common practice between friends.

I wouldn't mind him being back as another weapon if he learned anything about blocking while he was abroad.
His tweet to Akiem Hicks said " So blessed you got out of there," Jeff Duncan reported it.
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All the fans that will b1tch about his commemts on the way out need to remember he never asked to leave. Signed a big deal thinking he would be here long term and gets traded. Also those shouting the loudest will soon pipe down and sing his praises if he caught the game winning TD in Atlanta
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