Jun 11, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches a pass during organized team activities at the Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 6/16

We’re back with another edition of the Who Dat Dish after taking a quick pause to catch our breath after the wave of news concerning New Orleans Saints linebacker Victor Butler and his torn ACL.

Actually, there really just hasn’t been much of anything going on to talk about. We have a few interesting notes today from around the web, so let’s take a look.


ESPN Says Pass Rush is the Saints Biggest Concern

Per Pat Yasinskas:

Where’s the pass rush going to come from? Just when it seemed like we were getting some clarity on this, it’s become a bigger question than ever before. Outside linebacker Victor Butler, who had a strong minicamp and played for defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Dallas, went down with a torn ACL this week. The Saints firmly believed Butler was going to be a force. Now, they have to look at alternatives. Martez Wilson, Junior Galette and rookie Rufus Johnson all have some potential. But none of them are a sure thing. The Saints could end up bringing in a veteran that’s released somewhere else in the preseason if they don’t like what they’re seeing from the young linebackers.


NFL.com Says Jimmy Graham Was a Snub From Top 100

Per Marc Sessler:

When Rob Gronkowski landed at No. 25 on the NFL Network’s “The Top 100 Players of 2013,” the New England Patriots star also became the list’s final tight end to make the cut.

Graham — with 85 receptions, 982 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine starts last season — was deemed less worthy by his peers than the likes of Antonio Gates (No. 73), Heath Miller (No. 97) and Dennis Pitta (at No. 100).

While the “Top 100″ holds its own as breezy, offseason fare, Graham’s omission reveals its true nature as a raging farce.


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