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Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by rezburna True. Very true. Gonzalez can come teach him how to push off on defenders. You mean like he did to us in the first game? Ha! I guess Gonzo is soft....

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
True. Very true. Gonzalez can come teach him how to push off on defenders.

You mean like he did to us in the first game? Ha! I guess Gonzo is soft.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

As disappointed as any Saints' fan in how he tailed off/disappeared; but I'd really like to know how much of that was due to the severity of the torn plantar fascia injury...

Now, if Graham has a Moderate to Severe Torn Plantar Fascia, nobody on this forum would be able to burst, much less plant and push people off...

Know he's capable of manhandling defenders as witnessed it at his first training camp...

So question is: Has he gotten civilzed, soft? or has he been limited by a debilitating, painful injury?!?

Season's over, team should disclose with his blessing...

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Old 01-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

Earl Thomas was all over Graham, and I don't think it was 100% because of the injury. He has had 100 yard games since the injury and when I saw he was getting in fights before the game I thought he was going to demolish the secondary. He disappears when you put your hands on him, straight out.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #14
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

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He is still injured. That Plantar Fasciitis doesn't just go away.
yes I know I was using past tense because the season is over.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
 
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
I think its all bad. Especially not to have a Sherman.
Can you still play? We need more help in the backfield...
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:25 PM   #16
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

The Greats go through things like this...He'll get better and that's what should scare everybody..Gronk will be what he is...But Jimmy still has some growing to do.
The guy scored 16 touchdowns without the full knowledge of the position..I would love for Sean to bring in Shockey to work with him on the intricacies of the tight end position.HOF Talent with the work ethic to be great..I'm happy he's a Saint
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:42 PM   #17
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

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Can you still play? We need more help in the backfield...
I'm pretty sure I could play some elite nickel corner.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #18
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

Graham isn't even hitting his prime and he is still learning the game and evolving. His best days are ahead and that is frightening for our opponents. Sure, any player can be eliminated but that should open something else up to exploit a defense. Jimmy needs to improve as a blocker and also learn how to run routes and conduct himself within this before and after a play develops to benefit the other 10 on the offense. Too many times when the ball is not coming his way he seems dislodged from any further action to help the team with the play.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:38 PM   #19
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

Graham never came back 100% either did Sproles. Graham needs to spend some time in the weight room in the off-season.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #20
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Re: Im tiired of hearing how Jimmy Graham is soft

I'm not sure whether our assessment of his toughness is relevant considering he regularly draws bracket coverage. But, it's true, in the last half/third of the year, against some secondaries, he did not perform. That cannot continue.

I bet his contract will be structured accordingly.
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