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NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; He's good with Brees throwing to him and various other weapons on the field to cover. I don't think he'd do aswell with Jay Culter types and zero weapons to take pressure off him. IMO it would be a bad ...

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

He's good with Brees throwing to him and various other weapons on the field to cover.
I don't think he'd do aswell with Jay Culter types and zero weapons to take pressure off him. IMO it would be a bad move on his part to type and land elsewhere for more money
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

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He needs quite a few less drops and more YAC for that.

I agree. Not hating on Graham at all, and would not trade him for any other TE in the league...ANY! But even my wife pointed that out last year. That he still isn't tough enough yet. He goes to his knees as soon as he catches the ball. There at times that he could break the play for big, big yardage but he instinctively goes right down to his knees. YACs would very much help his stock IMHO.

It looks like he hit the weights in last off-season and came in more muscular than the year before, but his toughness wasn't the same. Yes, i know he was nursing an injury for the most part, but I still think there could have been more toughness shown.
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

Don't ya just love "news" about rumours?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #14
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

Pure speculation at this point in time... this coming season will go a long way in determining what the future holds for Mr. Graham.
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STOP BITING ON THE RUMORS, **** DO WE WE NEED TO RELIVE THE BREES/PAYTON SAGAS?
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

LOVE him as a weapon but so far he's completely useless as a blocker. Plus, he also drops alot of passes. It would be nice if Michael Williams would be available late for the Saints.
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

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Offer him a new deal if he doesn't accept trade him.We can't afford to loose him got nothing.
I totally agree with you. His YAC is not great and he drops a lot of passes. He's really good but not great.
I guess it's out of the question to ask him to restructure.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #18
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

I am going to start by saying that i love Jimmy Graham as a player... ok that is out of the way.

OK It is known that Jimmy G credits his game to working with Drew Brees
I think it is about time that Jimmy starts working a litle more with Colston and Moore.

Even though Jimmy has the talent and skillset to be a top 3 tight end I still have an issue with how he catches passes. He has a great wing span and an amazing ability to outstretch for the hard to reach passes BUT when the ball is laced right to him he tends to just catch the ball in his chest instead of bringing it in with his hands.

I knew he was hurt this past season but I have notice this since he stepped into the starting role.

A decent number of passes thrown in to Jimmy are easily deflected by defenders because of how Jimmy likes to catch the ease passes right on his chest with little arm extension instead of catching the ball in his hands in front of him and bringing the ball into his chest

That had nothing to do with his contract situation but its just a little critique about Jimmy that I always see

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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

He is quite limber, acrobatic and fast for a tight but he's not the only one. He also looks fragile at times even skinny sort of. He does not fit the general mold for a tight end he does not run over anyone and frequently leaves himself out there to be clobbered. Has not shown me that he is resilant enough or tough enough to make it through a season. I think he brings quite a lot so I do like him What is it with some of these guys I think we get more than any other team guys that demand to be the highest paid across the board. What's up with that ? If his demands are that high let him go or negotiate in good faith. Damn the old football players must be turning over in their graves.
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Re: NFL Rumors: Jimmy Graham Looking To Become The Highest Paid Tight End In The NFL

To me, as good as he is in other fields of his game, the one thing that constantly disappoints me about the way he plays the game is the fact that he goes down way too easily most of the time - his YAC isn't elite caliber, but it's way better than his yards after the initial hit.

A guy with that type of potential for physicality shouldn't be brought down by much smaller corners on a frequent basis - at times it seems that he gives up on the play when he is made contact with and is all too happy to go down with the ball.
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