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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; To many tight endís 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 wasnít necessarily the stats, but the surprising ...

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?

To many tight endís 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 wasnít 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 shouldnít expect a major bounce back in 2013.

Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?

I guess we'll find out..
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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Real question when he does how much is that worth!!!! Are we making him the highest paid TE!!!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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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
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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.
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Re: Will Jimmy Graham return to form in 2013?

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

Stop going off of some dumb yahoo rumor.
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Stop going off of some dumb yahoo rumor.

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