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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks draft preview: Time to restock

The Seattle Seahawks hold the No. 63 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In our 32-team preview series, takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April. The Seattle Seahawks haven't made a first-round pick since 2012. Unless they package up picks and/or players, they'll have to wait another year. Don't expect them to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Seahawks had a first round pick? Or first overall?

What would the Seahawks do if they had a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft? Of course the Seahawks do not because they traded their first round selection along with Center Max Unger to the Saints in exchange for All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham. Field Gulls breaks down a safe move and a bold move the Seahawks could make for the top five picks of the draft, as well as the 10th...
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5 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jimmy Graham traded, the tight end position must be addressed in the NFL Draft

New Orleans Saints fans collective held their breath when they heard the news just hours before the beginning of free agency. Jimmy Graham was traded to Seattle for Max Unger and a first round draft pick. One of the best tight ends in the game, and one Drew Brees’ top targets was leaving The Big Easy for the Emerald City and a chance at another Super Bowl berth. As the city of...
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17 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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...
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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

New Orleans Saints: Roles of Offseason Acquisitions

View image | 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...
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March 20, 2015  |  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...
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March 17, 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

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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March 15, 2015  |  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...
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March 15, 2015  |  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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March 15, 2015  |  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...
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March 13, 2015  |  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...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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