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Old 05-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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Re: Saints’ Jimmy Graham Not a Member of PFF’s Top 101

It has a lot to do with what the team did as a whole last year when you are not successful that is what you get.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #12
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Re: Saints’ Jimmy Graham Not a Member of PFF’s Top 101

Graham definitely doesn't belong on that list based on last season's performance. He's never been that great in the blocking game, which is understandable with him only having played a single year of football in college.

But his drops were the main reason why he was disappointing this past season. Graham had a catch rate of 63%, which was pretty bad, especially considering the fact that many of those drops were drive-killers that came at the worst possible moment. And for comparison, for those that say that Graham was targeted much more than the others which is why he exponentially dropped more passes than the rest of them: well Conzales was targeted only 11 times less than Graham, but managed to catch with a 75% catch rate. Hopefully, Graham will improve on this in the coming season (with the wrist surgically repaired), but it's not like it was a new aspect of his game.

Still, the most disappointing aspect of Graham's game to me is the fact that he has a very low YAC rate, which should be much higher with his physique and athleticism - he seems to go down far too easily.
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Re: Saints’ Jimmy Graham Not a Member of PFF’s Top 101

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If you watch the tape on JG, you will also see that too many times he got jumped by a DB. This rarely led to an interception but the pass was broken up.

Not only does he need to sort out the drop issues, he needs a bit more awareness and to use his body a bit better.

Let's however realise that I am criticising a player who I think has the potential to be the best in the league and one of the best of all time and is an almighty asset to the team. I'm also friends with his Mum
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:16 AM   #14
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i don't really pay much attention to "top ten lists" that a yuppie writes.

pointless and meaningless...
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Ingram wasn't on the list either. However, this year expect to see a lot more Saints on that list.
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For the team he was subpar. For fantasy he was still a stud
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