Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jeremy Shockey Sent To New Orleans

In yet another move by a NFC East team, Jeremy Shockey was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a 2nd and 5th round pick in 2009. The New York Giants are more than happy to get rid of their disgruntled star tight end after Eli and Kevin Boss seemed to develop an immediate rapport with one another. It seemed like Eli Manning played better when Shockey was not in the lineup. So, the Giants will have to repeat without the ex-Miami Hurricane star and Michael Strahan.

On the otherside, the Saints have rejoined Sean Payton with Shockey. While Payton was in NY, Shockey had his best season as a pro posting 891 yards and 7 scores as a rookie. The Saints were looking desperately for another weapon to put alongside Marques Colston. With Reggie at full strength, the Saints looked poised to continue building momentum after a dismal season last year.

In my opinion, I think both teams benefited greatly from this trade. The Giants got rid of Manning's main distraction, the Saints finally have another legitimate passing threat and Shockey is rejoined with the coach that made him a star a couple of years ago.

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