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Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:42 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

It’s looking like the New Orleans Saints will be without one of their top young offensive and defensive contributors Saturday at Seattle. Tight end Jimmy Graham did not practice all week due to an ankle injury. Free safety Malcolm Jenkins also sat out with a knee problem.
Both are unlikely to take the field, though neither can be ruled out completely.

"The news with Jimmy has been good in that in a day and a half, he's feeling a lot better than earlier in the week there certainly was a lot more doubt," Sean Payton said of Graham, according to the Times Picayune. The head coach expressed similar sentiments about Jenkins.

But frankly, this is probably mere coach speak. In all likelihood, the Saints will be counting on Jeremy Shockey and Dave Thomas at tight end and Darren Sharper at free safety. That’s not all bad given that all three have starting experience (and Shockey and Sharper have Pro Bowl experience).

Nevertheless, given what happened with Graham and Jenkins, you wonder if Payton regrets playing his starters in Week 17 against the Bucs as long as he did.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:12 pm
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 9:02 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

U need to go back and recheck your facts!! I grew up in New Orleans and have been a Loyal fan for over 30yrs!! No way are we the sports town that Philly is but New Orleans has always been a football town.  We have constantly sold out over the years and have always been amongst the loudest and most colorful fans in the league.  True, our winning tradition seems to be arriving recently but Saints fans have had our share (small share) of success and we know how to really appreciate it like no other fans in the country!! Our Superdome has been packed waaaaaay before our recent success.  Even after all of our years of futility, we still have more rings than teams that have been in the league longer and have been more successful because of their market size. We know what it feels like to win a SuperBowl!! Does Philly?



Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 8:51 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

Funny, I dont remember the seahawks with any SuperBowl rings!!



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2011 7:19 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

When your team plays in the weakest division in the NFL and makes the playoffs with the worst record ever it's foolhardy to make any claims about the score.
Defense of the fans make sense.



Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2011 2:00 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

Funny, I don't remember Seahawks fans wearing bags over their heads for years on end.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:49 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

No he is right,Seattle is known as the home of the 12th Man, I am an Eagles Fan, but any serious Football Fan knows Seattle is as loud as they come in a home game, however, I will disagree that it will be close, New Orleans will win this game by 20 points, and as much as I know Seattle Fans are faithful its embarrassing day for the NFL to have a team that won 4 more games then the host to travel 2/3rds the way across the country simply because they play in the NFC West..

The NFL should simply comeup w this rule, whomever has the better record hosts the game, that simple....

Also, New Orleans has becomea Football town since Brees became their QB, they have had a good season here and theirbut far and few between, Seattle isnt the most winning Franchise but they have always been supportive of their Seahawks.. The Saints are simply starting their traditions of winning since Brees and Payton, so to all the Saints fans, congrats, you are a great team now,but please dont act like you packed that house every season for the last 30, most of us that have followed the game longer then 4 seasons know this, afterall you started the AINT'S and wearing brown paperbags over your heads, way before Mike Ditka took Rickie Williams..



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

how do the Seahawks have average support??  the only reason anyone likes the saints is cuz they won the super bowl last year..  seattle has had good fan support for years despite our 4-12, and 5-11 seasons before.  it'll be a closer game than u think



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

Loudest stadium???? Compared to WHAT??? Your high-school???? HA HAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!! Seattle? Loudest stadium???? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Seattle is, and always hs been, a pathetic organization with mediocre support AT BEST. The depleted Saints will ROLL over this shouldn't-be-in-the-playoffs team with ease....I mean, BREES. Loudest stadium....that hilarious.


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