Jeremy Shockey – The Shock is Back

By Spawn  |   Friday, September 04, 2009  |  Comments( 2 )

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New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has been on a tear throughout the course of the 2009 preseason. Judging by the way that he has played in 2008, it is evident that he is on course to having a monster season.

But before we go into that, let’s look at a few factors about Shockey.

One would automatically say that he is a malcontent, clashes with teammates and coaches and is injury prone. Some fans and prognosticators would even go as far as saying that he is washed up.

One the same note, let’s not forget that when Shockey is able to play, he is regarded as one of the best tight ends in the game. He is definitely one of the most productive players at his position.

After all, Shockey currently has the second longest active streak in the NFL with 95 straight games (that he has played in) with a catch. This 2002 number one pick of the New York Giants is a four-time Pro Bowler who currently has career marks of 421 catches for 4,711 yards (including 27 touchdowns) where he is currently ranked third and fourth respectively amongst active NFL tight ends.

After being traded from the Giants to the Saints, Shockey managed to catch 50 passes for 483 yards despite missing four games with both a sports hernia and an ankle injury in 2008. Please note that 30 of those catches were for first downs.

Now enter the 2009 season, Shockey has caught eight passes for 117 yards and a score in the Saints’ three preseason wins. He had four catches for 48 yards against Oakland on this past Saturday afternoon.

With this being said and barring injury, Shockey will be another reason why the Saints again should have the top offense in the league.
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