Sean Payton’s persistence finally won out. The New Orleans Saints acquired Jeremy Shockey for a second- and a fifth-round draft pick in 2009.
“Jeremy is a player that we are excited to have on our roster. He is someone I am familiar with as a player,” Payton said. “He brings a skill set to the position that I feel will be a tremendous benefit to our offense.
I’m not too high on Shockey as many people are. Yes, he is a great talent and shows unparalleled passion. His emotions get to the best of him, however. He often shows up his quarterback. He also drops more passes than you’d like to see from your tight end. The fact the Giants just flat out took off without him makes me a little leery of what negative things he brings to a team.
If you are bumming today because you own a No. 80 New York Giants jersey and you don’t know what to do with it, all I can say is ‘sorry.’ Maybe you can cut it up and use it for rags.
The Jeremy Shockey headache now belongs to Sean Payton, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
My take on Monday’s trade of Shockey to the Saints for 2nd and 5th-round draft choices? Simple. This was the best outcome for everyone.
Jeremy Shockey and his tattoos are now officially property of the New Orleans Saints.
Rumors that the Discovery Channel will be creating a new spinoff television series “New Orleans Ink” are completely erroneous according to sources, however, no one with the cable network immediately returned calls or emails.
Further, the team will be taking steps to ensure that Shockey’s new teammates are not in anyway influenced by the many colorful displays on the tight end’s person. Each player will undergo “Tattoo Prevention Classes.”