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tigerterrace
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Mobile, Alabama
Member since Sep 2016
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You only get one---Watkins or Graham
You get one FA to improve the offense. I will also state that you still can draft other offensive players.

But Free Agents on the street Sammy Watkins or Jimmy Graham who do you want to see in a Saints Uniform next year?



Chad504boy
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Okafor


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htran90
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BC
Member since Dec 2012
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
What's the cost? Just kidding.

Graham
+ fills the need of a receiver down the seam
+ good 3rd down option, fits perfectly with Thomas and kamara
+ knows the system, so learning curve won't be as steep
- limited athleticism compared to before
- won't be dominant at any point like before
- still cannot block, predictable offense

Watkins
+ likely only need to be a WR3, pairs well with Ginn and thomas
+ athleticism is still there
+ fills a role that we need on the offense, upside is very high
- health is a huge issue, dependability is a concern
- football iq matters, new offense and its a steep learning curve
- doesn't fix the 3rd down issues

Go with Graham. Draft a te and wr. Profit.


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High C
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
I don't want Graham back, with or without Watkins being in the picture.


Midget Death Squad
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
TE need >>> WR need


therefore


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bonethug0108
New Orleans Saints Fan
Avondale
Member since Mar 2013
12690 posts

re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Easily Graham. We've missed his red zone presence and ability to grab attention over the seams since he left.

I'm cool with Ginn for another year or two and would rather draft a WR or wait instead of grabbing Watkins.


sicboy
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
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I don't want Graham back, with or without Watkins being in the picture.



If you had paid attention to our recent red zone passing game, you'd smack yourself for saying this.


Ryan3232
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
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don't want Graham back
yeah, Id hate to have a player back that would positively benefit us....
This post was edited on 3/5 at 6:04 pm


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mylsuhat
Chicago Cubs Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
44742 posts

re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
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TE need >>> WR need



And both of those guys are practically WRs


Jimmy isn't sealing the edge on a run


tigersquad89
LSU Fan
Raleigh, NC
Member since Oct 2014
1245 posts

re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Why do people even talk about Watkins? He is always hurt


High C
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viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
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If you had paid attention to our recent red zone passing game, you'd smack yourself for saying this.


That is an issue, but I think that it can be addressed outside of bringing Graham back.


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Packer
Wisconsin Fan
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Member since May 2017
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Whichever one doesn't negatively affect our running game...so Watkins


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GynoSandberg
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
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Why do people even talk about Watkins? He is always hurt


Member when y’all didn’t want laittimore bc he was always hurt


He had a little stretch of injury there but so rd graham. Watkins is younger than mike Thomas. Imagine defenses having to account for him on top of our other weapons. We need a WR that scares a defense. Watkins would go nuts with Brees


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Kuzuri
Member since Jan 2018
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Watkins easily. If he stays healthy, with Drew Brees he’d kill it here.


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blackandgolddude
LSU Fan
San Diego
Member since Apr 2012
1162 posts

re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
You guys need to look at this objectively. Where Jimmy struggled in his last year here was when he got double or triple covered in the middle of the field.

Do that now? Mike Thomas is going to put up 150 yards a game, at least. Mike Thomas is currently abusing double coverage in most situations. You can't double cover both and leave no safety help for Ted Ginn.

The plays that Sean would throw at defenses with Thomas, Graham, and Ginn with Kamara in the backfield would break people. Bringing in Watkins gives you some of what Thomas already does, and some of what Ginn already does.


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GeauxBayouBengals
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
None of the above.


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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Graham easily.


goatmilker
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
Yeah JG as we have no playmakers at TE. Yet.


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Geauxgurt
LSU Fan
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5734 posts

re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
I think people are really underestimating Graham based on his time with the Seahawks. He was a perfect fit in the Saints offense, and not a good fit in the Seahawks which were why his numbers dropped.

Despite all of that, he still caught 10 TDs last year, and did so despite the Seahawks OL being awful and him having to block more than he needs to.

Graham is basically an oversized WR that adds a dimension that the team doesn't have at all, and will be a better value.


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jcaz
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re: You only get one---Watkins or Graham
We have plenty of WR talent. We need a tall red zone target.


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