The Jeremy Shockey Saga

If you have been alive and are a football fan, then you should be very aware of the rumors lingering of a possible trade between the Saints and the Giants regarding TE Jeremy Shockey. It has been reported that the two teams discussed a possible deal involving a 2nd round draft pick and S Roman Harper. I do not believe the Saints will trade Harper to the Giants in any deal because of the simple fact they can not afford a downgrade at a position they are fairly weak in.

I do believe they have a very strong interest in acquiring Shockey. It has been quite some time since the Saints had a legitimate tight-end and have been filling the position in with mediocre players (Ernie Conwell, David Sloan, Eric Johnson, etc.) for the past few years. My concerns with Shockey, however, are his injuries, attitude, and the fact that his current team (Giants) and quarterback (Eli Manning) looked their absolute best with him out this past season.

I have confidence in GM Mickey Loomis and HC Sean Payton on making the right move but the Saints offense has been amongst the best the past few years. A second round pick might be better off used on the defensive side of the ball. I do believe the deal, however, is in the works for the simple fact that it has been out there for the past month and will not go away. I am fairly positive we will have an outcome on this by Saturday evening, when the first two rounds of the draft will have concluded. Stay tuned.

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  • jason

    the REAL question is, Do you really WANT shockey? the guy just seems like a real asshole.

  • saintsfanphil

    Shockey is an absolute beast. The Saints should trade their first rounder for him, he is the best tight end in the league

  • iloveshockey

    Whoever calls Shockey a asshole is a un-american terrorist

  • saintsdash

    I think Jeremy is extremely talented but do his positives outweigh his negatives and a draft pick on a team in need of defense is the question.

  • Michael McDonald

    **** you, Loggins!

  • jason

    also phil thats tony gonzales ( best TE in league)
    glad to see dash can see where im coming from. I mean shockey sure seems assholish

  • GreggHunz

    Jeremy is a beast.. I dont want my Giants to lose him. He may be a headache but the guy can flat out play…. end of story

  • AnonymousCharger

    Shockey is the missing weapon in the Saints offensive arsenal. I will admit I thought Eric Johnson was a good fit for the O but it seems like he is too slow and he doesnt catch the ball. Drew wants a playmaking TE, afterall look who helped him reserect his career in Sunny San Diego, Antonio Gates. I can already see the successful chemistry between Brees and Shockey. The thing the saints fans need to be concerned about is Shockey’s attitude. If things don’t go his way he is capable of capsizing the ship.

  • jason

    like i said hes a little assholish

  • jason

    also he CAN flat out play (when hes NOT hurt)(which seems like always)

  • saintsdash

    Yea I’d lean to the Saints not doing this trade. The pass offense has been top 5 the past two seasons while the defense has struggled. Taking defensive players in the first two rounds added to the offseason pickups (Vilma, Gay, Morgan, McCray, Glenn) would help improve the team overall.

  • jason

    if i was a saints fan i would RUN away from shockey

  • Baltimore1967

    Shockey is the picture you see next to the word asshole