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WhoDat!656 03-09-2013 08:11 PM

Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
To many tight end’s and even receivers in the NFL, finishing with 85 catches, 982 yards and nine touchdowns would be a solid season. For New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, it wasn’t necessarily the stats, but the surprising amount of dropped balls that put up a red flag.

His career-high 15 drops were on 100 targets of the dominant tight end. It was five more drops than any other tight end in the league, but he still led the Saints in catches.

Most of it can be blamed on numerous injuries he suffered during the year. He recently had surgery on his wrist which bothered him all season. He also had a dislocated ring finger towards the end of the season.

Graham triggered an escalator in his rookie contact which raises his 2013 salary from one of the most underpaid players in the league at $575,000 to $1.323 million as he will be a free agent in 2014. Rob Gronkowski was given $55.2 million by the Patriots and that should be in the ball park for Graham who in the last two season has caught 184 passes for 2,292 yards and 20 touchdowns.

With Sean Payton back, and a healthy Jimmy Graham, there is no reason we shouldn’t expect a major bounce back in 2013.

Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?

saintsfan403 03-09-2013 08:38 PM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
I guess we'll find out..

alleycat_126 03-09-2013 11:19 PM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Real question when he does how much is that worth!!!! Are we making him the highest paid TE!!!!!

hagan714 03-10-2013 05:53 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
gotta play for the pay. nah just give him 4 to 6 mill to show up and play a couple of downs a series

jlouhill 03-10-2013 07:26 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
We'll find out if the wrist was the reason for the drops last season. He wants to be the highest paid tight end. Cut down on the drops.

Seer1 03-10-2013 10:35 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jlouhill (Post 484746)
We'll find out if the wrist was the reason for the drops last season. He wants to be the highest paid tight end. Cut down on the drops.

Don't forget the blocking part of the job.

Danno 03-10-2013 10:40 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Bittersweet. If he returns to form in 2013, we probably can't afford him in 2014, or at least will make it very difficult to upgrade other areas.

triman 03-10-2013 11:34 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Graham is a Saint and we will not let him get away. IMHO he will remain as a top player at his position.

saintsfan403 03-10-2013 11:34 AM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Stop going off of some dumb yahoo rumor.

Danno 03-10-2013 12:07 PM

Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saintsfan403 (Post 484776)
Stop going off of some dumb yahoo rumor.


Huh?


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