Max Unger Over Being Upset about Trade to New Orleans Saints

The abrupt trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks rocked the football world. As one of the parties involved in the trade, center Max Unger wasn’t originally happy about the situation that landed him as a member of the New Orleans Saints. However, Unger appears to be changing his tune since spending some time in his new environment. “I’m over all of that,...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll says Jimmy Graham is 'determined to be great'

When the Seattle Seahawks acquired All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints for a first-round pick and center Max Unger, they knew they were getting a great talent. What they didn't know is how well Graham would acclimate to his teammates.Head coach Pete Carroll was asked about Graham by reporters at the end of the Seahawks three-day rookie minicamp."Right from...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New Orleans Saints won’t make the playoffs in 2015

The New Orleans Saints will not reach the playoffs this upcoming 2015 season. The loss of key players have diminished the team’s potential. They have recently traded away their most valuable offensive weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham, to the Seattle Seahawks. In return they did upgrade their offensive line by receiving offensive tackle Max Unger although losing Graham is a major...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down what Max Unger means for the New Orleans Saints

The Jimmy Graham trade is still fresh in the minds of the NFL community and beginning to come under fresh scrutiny now that the 2015 NFL Draft has concluded and teams prepare for rookie minicamps. It would be too easy to look at the trade in hindsight as swapping Jimmy Graham for the Saints’ newest linebacker, Stephone Anthony, who was drafted with the pick gained for sending Graham...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Draft analysis: QB, O-Line, TE

Now that the Saints have finished drafting players and (presumably) bringing in free agents, I think it’s time to go back and take another look at the roster. I hope that many of you (like me) feel a lot better about this Saints team as a whole now, versus how you felt at the end of last season. With the exception of new players I’m not going to go player by player as I did before...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex Saints still looking for jobs

When you look at the Saints roster you get the feeling it is close to complete but they could still round out some of their needs with some post draft pick ups. When the Saints start seeing some of these guys practice, too, they’ll get a better feel for whether or not they need to bring in certain veterans at a given position. And of course there’s still guys that were with the...
Via The Saints Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft QB Garrett Grayson in third round

The New Orleans Saints selected Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. From Grayson’s former coach: There it is! Wow-congrats, @gbg_18. You deserve it! @Saints just picked up a class act and a heck of a QB. #NFLDraft — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 2, 2015   Grayson was a full...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft LB Hau’oli Kikaha with No. 44 pick

The New Orleans Saints drafted Washington linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha with the No. 44 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Kikaha, 6-foot-2, 253 pounds, earned first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2014 and second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013. He combined to have 32 sacks, 40 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles during that stretch, starting all...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints draft Stephone Anthony with No. 31 pick

Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans traded up to the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to select Clemson inside linebacker Stephone Anthony. They drafted offensive lineman Andrus Peat earlier in the draft, but this pick is a huge addition at a major need that the Saints have had. Anthony racked up 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles during...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints select Andrus Peat with No. 13 overall pick

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints selected Andrus Peat with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the anchor of the Stanford Cardinal offensive line, and the Saints took another step to protect star quarterback Drew Brees. Jimmy Graham was traded earlier this offseason, and the Saints got Max Unger from the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the addition...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2015 Draft: Predicting Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft Picks

The Seattle Seahawks will not have a draft pick the first day of the draft...yet.  Don't worry they still have 11 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.  And we all know that the Seahawks excel in finding the diamonds in the rough.  And oh by they way, did you hear?  They acquired tight end Jimmy Graham in free agency?  But they also lost left guard James Carpenter and center Max Unger...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints 2015 schedule

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints will be featured in three prime time nationally-televised games during the 2015 regular season, all of them at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will also open on the road for the second consecutive season, when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 13 (3:05 CT) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints will...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Collins Be the Missing Piece of the Saints' Offense?

When the Saints traded All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks, they received a veteran (and All Pro in his own right) center in Max Unger. Shortly thereafter, they restructured a deal to keep Jahri Evans through the 2017 season. Already having locked in Terron Armstead and Zach Strief last year, there are those who believe that this offensive line unit could be one...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints sign DE Anthony Spencer

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have signed defensive end Anthony Spencer. Spencer is an eight-year NFL veteran who was originally a first round draft pick (26th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in 2007.  He has played both linebacker and defensive end as a professional. In his eight seasons in Dallas, Spencer played in 104 games with...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees talks Jimmy Graham trade

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees spoke Thursday about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle. “Jimmy was like a brother to me,” Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans on Thursday night, per “He was close to so many guys on the team. That part of it is something that people lose track of. As a football player, he’s...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: New Orleans Saints

A season of high expectations fell apart quickly for New Orleans in 2014. The defense gave up 424 points and the Saints lost their last five games at home to finish a deeply disappointing 7-9. Urgency reigned at the beginning of the new league year, as well. Stud tight end Jimmy Graham was sent to Seattle for Max Unger and WR Kenny Stills was sent to Miami – both deals netted picks...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 25, 2015  |  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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March 25, 2015  |  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
March 24, 2015  |  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...
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March 24, 2015  |  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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March 23, 2015  |  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...
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March 22, 2015  |  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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March 16, 2015  |  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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March 16, 2015  |  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...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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