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Jimmy Graham Contract

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Utah_Saint Bet the falcons proposed that one. Guess it is disconcerting when the opposition comes into your house and rudely offsets your goalpost......

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Old 03-22-2014, 11:35 AM   #281
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Bet the falcons proposed that one.
Guess it is disconcerting when the opposition comes into your house and rudely offsets your goalpost...
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #282
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Still no Graham grievance, nearly three weeks after tag was applied | ProFootballTalk

"...To date, Graham has not filed a grievance challenging the designation.

The labor deal gives him 50 days from the application of the tight end version of the tag to file a grievance. Both the team and Graham’s agents have remained tight lipped over the last few weeks, amid speculation that negotiations on a long-term deal are proceeding.

Absent a long-term deal, it would be a shock if a grievance isn’t filed before April 22, the 50th day after the determination that Graham is a tight end for tag purposes...

...Meanwhile, any team interested in giving up a pair of first-round picks for Graham could sign him to an offer sheet. Through nearly two weeks of free agency, no one has shown an interest in that possibility..."


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Old 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM   #283
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Still no Graham grievance, nearly three weeks after tag was applied | ProFootballTalk

"...To date, Graham has not filed a grievance challenging the designation.

The labor deal gives him 50 days from the application of the tight end version of the tag to file a grievance. Both the team and Graham’s agents have remained tight lipped over the last few weeks, amid speculation that negotiations on a long-term deal are proceeding.

Absent a long-term deal, it would be a shock if a grievance isn’t filed before April 22, the 50th day after the determination that Graham is a tight end for tag purposes...

...Meanwhile, any team interested in giving up a pair of first-round picks for Graham could sign him to an offer sheet. Through nearly two weeks of free agency, no one has shown an interest in that possibility..."


What?!? But the New York Media said...

jimmy got the tape measure marking out each and every play on the monitors as we speak. it takes time.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:34 AM   #284
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Graham deal likely before April 22 grievance deadline | ProFootballTalk

It'll sure be nice to have that over with if Florio and pals have some insight that isn't public...
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:28 AM   #285
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Jimmy Graham is not happy about crossbar dunk ban - NFL.com

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:15 AM   #286
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Sean Payton sure New Orleans Saints, Jimmy Graham will reach deal - ESPN

..."It's hard to put a timetable on it," Payton said Wednesday. "But I would say very similar to Drew [Brees' contract], I think all of us feel like it's just a matter of not if, but when. I don't know if there's nervous anticipation."...

..."They know it's a process and Jimmy's got great representation," Payton said. "There's a ton of respect between [agent] Jimmy Sexton and [general manager] Mickey Loomis. All of those things is what makes it a positive, although difficult at times."
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Wonder if NFL films will be using any photos or videos similar to this when he receives any post-career honors?!?

Does not being able to dunk and wow the crowd decrease his value?!?


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Old 03-28-2014, 08:35 AM   #288
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A solution to Jimmy Graham's dunk dilemma: Thursday's Dunc Shot | NOLA.com

It's just not the same for real football fans...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Yea... I read that article and some of the comments below. The frame the league used to ban the dunks was the use of the crossbar as a prop. If we put a feaux-crossbar making it a part of the stadium it is still a prop and it doesnt sound like Duncan gets that point.

I was reading a USA Today article that stated that the Lambeau leap was actually grandfathered as an exception. That just says the Lambeau leap is using the stadium wall as a prop but the owners voted to ignore that and allow it to be legal as long as it is only one player... I suppose for every rule there has to be an exception if the owners decide so..

If Benson wanted to nit pick he could argue that the spike is using the turf as a prop... I do not have any real issue with post TD celebration, I do know that some fans greatly appreciate the Colston approach of just giving the ball back to the ref.

After all, isn't a post TD celebration a form of taunting?

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Old 03-28-2014, 10:05 AM   #290
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After all, isn't a post TD celebration a form of taunting?
Excellent point, and in the argument, the Lambeau Leap should be banned as well...

I can see penalizing for tilting the goal post, even as Saints fans, we loved Graham doing it in the Falcons' nest...

But if the goal post is undisturbed in that in doesn't delay or change game play, then leave it alone...

Personally, appreciate the example by Colston of handing the ball to the refs...

But, have no problem with Graham's dunks other than if the big palooka injured himself or aggravated an injury...

And, I like the idea of that image in the mindset of Falcons fans...

For years the 49ers owned us, now we got our kid...

Though I still want 3td drubbings of the fairies by the bay or wherever there hiding now...

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