MAX UNGER NEWS

You won’t believe how long the Saints & Seahawks talked about Jimmy Graham

The blockbuster trade that sent tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints to the Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger just gets more shocking all the time. One of the more remarkable things about it is nobody knew about the deal before it was announced. Not a single source broke the news, which is stunning given the magnitude of the move… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Unger’s replacement may already be on the Seattle Seahawks roster

The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a dynasty-caliber trade to bring in superstar tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints a few weeks ago. Part of the price Seattle paid, however, was to ship out Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Unger has been a smart, steady anchor in the middle of the offensive line for the whole length of head coach Pete Carroll’s Seattle regime, providing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Seeking Formula for Success

In recent years, the Saints have produced some of the best seasons in the history of the franchise. This era of New Orleans football has shown just how talented of a team they are, and that they don't plan on leaving. After a shaky year in 2014, the Saints seem to be searching for a new formula for success.The inconsistency of 2014 worried me quite a bit going into this offseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton Knows Jimmy Graham Trade will be a Struggle for Drew Brees

It has been a couple weeks since the New Orleans Saints sent Jimmy Graham packing in a shocking trade to the Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger and a first-round pick. For the first time, the Saints are speaking out on how the trade will impact quarterback Drew Brees moving forward. Head coach Sean Payton spoke with NBC Sports on Monday the situation. I think it’s tough. Especially...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This photo of a sad Rob Ryan explains what it’s like to be a Saints fan right now

It has not been an easy offseason for the New Orleans Saints or their fans, to say the least. After falling deep into a salary cap hole they have been shedding players left and right in order to clear room. Most importantly, they traded their top offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for a first rounder and center Max Unger… AROUND COVER32 Five Things...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints want to trade up for Marcus Mariota?

The New Orleans Saints have been extremely busy this offseason, and they could be looking to make more big moves before the end of the offseason. According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Saints are one of the teams that could be looking to trade up for Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. It would certainly be an intriguing move...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Roles of Offseason Acquisitions

View image | gettyimages.com The New Orleans Saints were in a tight bind in regard to cap space this offseason, fans shouldn’t have expected more than what was given. It’s like going to a restaurant with bad ratings, you don’t know what to expect, but you aren’t going to expect the best possible scenario. It seems that the Saints are going to a more defensive minded approach...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Carolina Panthers' Free Agency Strategy

The dust has settled on the first week of free agency in the NFL and the landscape of the league looks drastically different.So how does this impact the Carolina Panthers?The NFC South will have a drastically different look. The Atlanta Falcons seem to be focused on retooling their defense. New head coach Dan Quinn, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, has brought in linebackers...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks interested in the same free agent center

Among the many problems that the new Chicago Bears front office must address is re-modeling the offensive line. In that spirit they may look to sign a free agent center…. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board Five Things: The biggest offseason winners thus far in the NFL According to Bears beat writer Aaron Leming, they have interest in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Max Unger was not thrilled about being traded from the Seattle Seahawks

The main reason our staff is split on the trade that brought Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks is they had to give up yet another first round pick as well as their best center, Max Unger. For my part I’m not a fan of the deal. Apparently Unger wasn’t all that thrilled either… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board Five Things: The biggest...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blogger intel on C. J. Spiller and Dannell Ellerbe

Fortunately there is a Dolphins and Bills blog on the Bloguin Network so getting some very informed intel on the Saints two newest players was a direct message away. Many thanks to both for their content. I can’t promise the same comedy that I got on Max Unger but as you can see below I can offer good insight into players we don’t know much about. First I turned to Joe (@BuffaloWins...
Via The Saints Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the 49ers GM Nervous About the Seahawks’ Jimmy Graham Acquisition?

In a completely shocking trade last week, the New Orleans Saints sent Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a first-round pick. When San Francisco 49ers’ general manager Trent Baalke was asked what his team might be able to do to prepare for Graham without linebacker Patrick Willis, he joked and offered this comment (via the team’s official website...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Jake Smith can be the new middle man

Early this week in a surprise turn of events, the New Orleans Saints sent All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham here to Seattle in exchange for a first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Only time will tell who the winners of this trade are.Even though the loss is rather sudden, there are still plenty of places Seattle can look for a replacement, both with now and the future...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Jake Smith will bBe the new middle man

Early this week in a surprise turn of events, the New Orleans Saints sent All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham here to Seattle in exchange for a first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Only time will tell who the winners of this trade are.Even though the loss is rather sudden, there are still plenty of places Seattle can look for a replacement, both with now and the future...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three offensive linemen the Seattle Seahawks should consider in the NFL Draft

The Seattle Seahawks have a problem, and it rhymes with shmoffensive shmline. But, if you have seen them play over the last couple of years you already knew that (two Super Bow appearances aside.) The problem is that the shmoffensive shmline is about to get that much worse, thanks to Max Unger’s trade to the Saints and James Carptenter’s signing with the Jets. Without Unger...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blogger intel on Max Unger and Brandon Browner

As always I try to get insider info anytime the Saints add a new player that i’m not as familiar with. The first person I reached out to immediately after the Jimmy Graham trade was my buddy Chris who I have a long history of football interaction with. He’s too cool and busy to blog these days but at his worst he was the best Seahawks blogger out there and he still tweets about...
Via The Saints Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints trade TE Jimmy Graham to Seattle Seahawks for C Max Unger

Trade for Saints: I think you can say this is the most surprising move of the day. With probably the least financial flexibility of any team in the NFL, the Saints came up with a creative way to get under the cap for this year and give them added flexibility long-term and it involved parting ways with a player they gave a 4-year, 40 million dollar deal to last off-season. Jimmy Graham...
Via The Football Fan Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is History Bound To Repeat Itself In Seattle?

My article last week was completely nullified by the Seattle Seahawks trading their 31st pick in the draft for New Orleans Saints Pro-Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.  Seattle traded their first round pick in the 2015 draft and center Max Unger for a surefire offensive weapon at the tight end position.  However, this is not the first time Seattle has paid a steep price for a top 10...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Schneider and Carroll Wheeling And Dealing, Land Jimmy Graham

Hawks Send Unger & a 1st to Nawlins Free agency in the NFL is underway and the Seattle Seahawks are flying out of the gate.  Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the Seahawks and their crafty general manager, John Schneider, pull off a very high-profile trade that nets the Hawks the highly talented tight end, Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks had recently cut...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Why the Seahawks will regret the Jimmy Graham trade

On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks did something they rarely do. General manager John Schneider forgot about the trenches and traded for a superstar in tight end Jimmy Graham, sending center Max Unger and a first-round pick to the New Orleans Saints. Seattle also received a fourth-round pick in the deal. Many see the Seahawks getting Graham, the biggest name in the trade, and believe...
Via This Given Sunday
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Why the Seahawks will regret the Jimmy Graham trade

On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks did something they rarely do. General manager John Schneider forgot about the trenches and traded for a superstar in tight end Jimmy Graham, sending center Max Unger and a first-round pick to the New Orleans Saints. Seattle also received a fourth-round pick in the deal. Many see the Seahawks getting Graham, the biggest name in the trade, and believe...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grades and reactions from day one of NFL free agency for the Indianapolis Colts

Each year when NFL free agency begins in March some crazy things start to happy, and this year was no different. Just before 4 PM eastern yesterday it was reported that the New Orleans Saints traded Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for Max Unger and a first round pick. Also, earlier in the morning it was confirmed that Frank Gore had changed his mind and was going to sign with...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Grading the trade that brought Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks

Yesterday the Seattle Seahawks made an earth-shattering move by trading a first-round pick and Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints for Jimmy Graham and a fourth round pick. Now that we have had a day to digest the news, let’s talk about what it means for the Seahawks and see if we can come to a consensus on whether it was a good call or not. As for the fans on social media they...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks have some scary holes to fill on the offensive line

The blockbuster trade with the New Orlean Saints that brings tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle will leave the Seahawks without their long-time veteran center Max Unger. Unger was a shrewd leader in the bloody trenches of NFL line-play. The Seahawks were a much better team with Unger, but due to his injuries he only played six games last season. In Unger’s prime, this is not a...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emerald City Rejoices as Basketball Finally Returns

Yes, there were some choice news items between the Eagles trade of LeSean McCoy to yesterday, and of course they occurred will I enjoyed Spring Training in Phoenix. But I'm here to make amends, and it's as if I was prescient with knowing when the right time was to come back to report on all the NFL news items. Late yesterday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints traded Jimmy Graham ...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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