Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; A position-focused contract negotiation and a new NFL rule making his favorite post-touchdown celebration a penalty ignited much discussion about the two-time Pro Bowler. The 27-week long offseason hoopla over Grahamís contract situation ended Tuesday morning, the final day to ...

Like Tree20Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
Threaded by AsylumGuido
1000 Posts +
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 1,890

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

A position-focused contract negotiation and a new NFL rule making his favorite post-touchdown celebration a penalty ignited much discussion about the two-time Pro Bowler.

The 27-week long offseason hoopla over Grahamís contract situation ended Tuesday morning, the final day to reach a long-term contract before the season, when the All-Pro and Saints agreed to terms on a multi-year deal.

ďIím beyond excited,Ē Graham said Tuesday night. ďI didnít get into to football to learn litigation. I got into football to win games with my teammates, friends and coaches. I am extremely happy to get back to what itís really about.Ē

Itís well-documented how the wide receiver-tight end debate played out. Even though it didnít fall in favor of Grahamís side, itís impossible for the 27-year old not to feel blessed with where he is at in his career after the journey he has taken to get here.

Graham was just a third-round draft pick in 2010 after having only 13 collegiate football games under his belt which left many draft analysts questioning whether he was tough enough to play at the pro level.

As a child in North Carolina, he grew up under a number of different roofs, dropped off at social services and signed away to a group home at 11 years old.

Although his path was turned in the right direction after a family he met in his bible study group took him in, he hasnít forgotten the roller coaster of a childhood he endured.

Click for more ...

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	logo.jpg
Views:	0
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	9523  

SapperSaint, papz and aintasinner like this.

Last edited by papz; 07-16-2014 at 12:09 PM..
Views: 1585
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
100th Post
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Broussard,La.
Posts: 457
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

Well Jimmy,if you wanna help then you know what you gotta do....get focused and kick some a$$! Show the critics and opposing teams your physical side!
Mr.Riaton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 17,502
Blog Entries: 27
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

Does that mean he is now dedicated to learn how to block and not disappear in big games against top competition?
dizzle88 likes this.
SmashMouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #4
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,257
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

This year, when I see somebody try to hit JG coming off the line, I want to see them on their arse on the ground. Take em completely out of the play.
Marlboro Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 1,890
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Does that mean he is now dedicated to learn how to block and not disappear in big games against top competition?
Read the story and find out yourself.

AsylumGuido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan by way of a little Mississippi River town in Louisiana
Posts: 2,693
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

I've always noticed, actions speak louder than words.
hagan714 likes this.
halloween 65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #7
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 16,093
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

“I’m beyond excited,” Graham said Tuesday night. “I didn’t get into to football to learn litigation. I got into football to win games with my teammates, friends and coaches. I am extremely happy to get back to what it’s really about.”
Well so much for all that nonsense about him being bitter at the Saints.
pumpkindriver and aintasinner like this.
Danno is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
The Professor
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lithonia, GA
Posts: 1,447
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Does that mean he is now dedicated to learn how to block and not disappear in big games against top competition?
This seems to be the JG mantra. I believe that some stats have been posted showing that Graham is an adequate blocker for both the run and the pass game. The main complaint seems to be against the scheme. Payton puts JG on the field to get out into the pattern. So why not ask the OC why does he not keep his best weapon in to block?

Any NFL defense can be configured to take a player out of the game. Smart DCs in the NFL (who would be coaching top competition) will scheme exactly to do that. So my question is since it always opens up another area in the defense to accomplish that, why did the offense not exploit it?

My final item is that a lot of the Saints offense's sluggishness starts right at the OLine. Brees spent quite a bit of time running for his life last year. I think those holes have been plugged with Armstead and Lelito/Goodwin. So this year if defenses load up to stop JG, then the other 10 guys will make them pay.

SFIAH

The Saints have been to playoffs 4 of the last 5 years and a own a SB championship.

I can hardly believe this happened in my lifetime.
SaintFanInATLHELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,776
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

Saying his blocking needs work to me is like saying Deion Sanders was a horrible tackler. I'm willing to bet any coach would rather have a TE that hauls in 16TD's as opposed to being a good overall TE.

Look at the Falcons, they tried last season to find and mold a big TE. It didn't work out! Same for many teams. Jimmy is an amazing player. He has faults but his pros far far outweigh them when he's healthy.
Beastmode is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 02:15 PM   #10
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,871
Re: Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans"

I'm not worried about his blocking. We're not keeping him inline for pass pro very often, because he's our best receiver. If we're in heavy run mode, we go with Watson or a 3rd tackle anyway. And if we're mixing it up, you can put Watson on the line and split JG wide, that's a strategy that worked well late in the season when Ingram/Robinson were having success running the ball.

My only concern with Jimmy is he's got to learn to avoid those big hits. I love watching him run over people, but he takes too many hits to the knees and thighs.
Jack Vegas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/66849-jimmy-graham-i-want-help-bring-another-lombardi-trophy-new-orleans.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 07-16-2014 12:17 PM 3
Jimmy Graham: "I want to help bring another Lombardi Trophy to New Orleans" This thread Refback 07-16-2014 12:16 PM 14


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts