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Yesterday’s Events Taxing on Who Dat Nation


Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) congratulates running back Darren Sproles (43) after a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

Various teammates would weigh in throughout the day on these transactions, but no reaction would spark more controversy than Jimmy Graham’s tweet.

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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