We often say, ‘How could things get any worse?’. Well, for the New Orleans Saints, that seemed to be answered each time we asked it as the day unfolded, as yesterday’s events triggered an array of emotions from Who Dat Nation.
It all started with wide receiver Lance Moore announcing early in the morning via Twitter that he would not be returning to the Saints, and appropriately thanked the city of New Orleans and Who Dat Nation for the past nine years. His official release would be announced later.
Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!
— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) March 7, 2014
Then, a report broke that the team would not be retaining right tackle Zach Strief, which would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent on the open market.
Finally, the most shocking event of the day happened in the evening, as reports broke that running back Darren Sproles would either be released or traded. Sproles would confirm via twitter that he would not be returning to the team.
Thank you New Orleans for your support over the past 3 years! I will always be forever grateful. #WhoDat
— Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) March 8, 2014
Various teammates would weigh in throughout the day on these transactions, but no reaction would spark more controversy than Jimmy Graham’s tweet.
Wow unbelievable. Shocked and disappointed on everything that’s gone on this offseason.
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) March 8, 2014
Many would automatically point the finger that Graham is the sole reason that everything is happening, but do you honestly buy that?
With everything that is going on, it’s difficult to make sense of what’s going on in the Saints organization. The team already moved on from veterans Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper, Jabari Greer, and Tom Johnson. They also aren’t in a position to bring back safety Malcolm Jenkins. Now, you can add Lance Moore, Zach Strief, and Darren Sproles to this growing list.
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