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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; "Treat him like whatever you want, but he is what he is," Belichick said. "He's big, he's fast, very athletic. Excellent ball skills, especially down the field. He can go up and rebound the ball away from pretty much anybody. ...

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"Treat him like whatever you want, but he is what he is," Belichick said. "He's big, he's fast, very athletic. Excellent ball skills, especially down the field. He can go up and rebound the ball away from pretty much anybody. They throw him a lot of jump-ball type plays. But he's quick, he's a big target. He's definitely a tough guy to cover.

"Everybody's tried everything. Tried to jam him at the line, linebackers on him, safeties on him, double cover him. Each team kinda got their own matchups, but he's seen a lot of different coverages. Man, zone, in and out, short and deep, jammed at the line of coverage. He's seen all of that."

Because of his receiving ability, it's conceivable he could draw the coverage of cornerbacks, which he has seen before, Belichick said.

"He's been matched up differently on different plays," Belichick said. "A lot of times he's split out. He's not always in the normal tight end position. Sometimes he's extended in a receiver type of look, so yeah he's [seen] corners."

The Patriots don't have a player in the secondary who comes close to Graham in size. Aqib Talib, who is 6-1, seems like a logical matchup. But the Patriots' closest defender in height is 6-3 linebacker Jamie Collins, who was a safety in college.

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And if they get Jimmy covered there's always_______ and _______ and...
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Can't cover him & forget about Sproles or Colston or Watson or Stills or Toon or PT or Jebidiah.
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Can't cover him & forget about Sproles or Colston or Watson or Stills or Toon or PT or Jebidiah.
Also known as death by a thousand cuts!!
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Richard Sherman is 6' 3", really big for a corner. I wonder if they will use him to cover Jimmy in week 13.
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The only Patriots player who could stop Jimmy Graham is in a cell.
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Logically, and easier said than done.. Well, not so much this season.

The easiest way to stop Jimmy Graham, is to stop Drew Brees. It's by no means a solution but a little easier considering our o-line.
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Great link.

This appears to be the closest Belichick comes to giving high praise to a player.

Leave me wondering what he could have done with Timmy...
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This just about covers it, Bill.
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Great link.

This appears to be the closest Belichick comes to giving high praise to a player.

Leave me wondering what he could have done with Timmy...
Timmeh?


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