The Rich get Richer

Jul 21, 2008

The Saints acquired Pro Bowl TE Jeremy Shockey from the Giants for 2009 second and fifth round draft picks.  While he can give you headaches because of his big mouth, he is still a valuable contributor on Offense.  For his career he has 371 catches for 4228 yards and 27 TDs.  Suddenly, Drew Brees has another weapon at his disposal.  In what is considered a down year by his standards he had 57 catches and 619 yards.  That will be more than welcome in New Orleans.  There will likely be a honeymoon period where his mouth doesn’t bother anybody.  This a great fit for Shockey.  Brees (see Antonio Gates) has a thing for Tight Ends.

For the Giants, Kevin Boss gets that upgrade in value everyone was expecting.  He didn’t do a whole lot as a rookie, but that 45 yard reception in the Super Bowl opened some eyes.  He’s big.  He’s strong.  He’s quick.  He should do just fine in the starting role.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Joe Z
    July 21st, 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    Its tough to trade a top player before training camp for something that will not allow you to receive immediate help back. However, if Jeremy Shockey no longer wanted to play with the Giants, this is a nice return for both teams. New Orleans really opens up the field, not just for Marques Colston, but for Reggie Bush also. Do you want your best coverage linebacker shadowing Shockey or Bush? Or do you bring a safety to free up room for Colston potentially? As for the Giants, getting an extra second round pick really gives them a ton of leverage in next year’s draft.

  2. LestersLegends
    July 21st, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    Agree Joe Z. Addition by subraction or something like that.

  3. Eric
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:11 am #

    I think you could jump sports on this issue and move over to hockey. The Red Wings get Marian Hossa a few weeks ago??? Talk about the rich getting richer.
    As for football, the only thing that surprises me about Shockey going to New Orleans is that it didn’t happen at this year’s draft.

  4. LestersLegends
    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    Eric – Excellent points. You are right, Hossa going to Detroit was a borderline crime.

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