The Rich get Richer
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.