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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL Can someone out there humor me? I cannot find any video that demonstratively shows Graham just flat sucking at blocking. If anyone can post a pointer to one, preferably from last season early before the foot ...

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Old 08-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #11
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL View Post
Can someone out there humor me? I cannot find any video that demonstratively shows Graham just flat sucking at blocking. If anyone can post a pointer to one, preferably from last season early before the foot injury, I would really appreciate it.

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According to PFF stats, he ranks middle of the pack for TE's with enough snaps to qualify.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:32 PM   #12
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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According to PFF stats, he ranks middle of the pack for TE's with enough snaps to qualify.
So, if he truly sucked at blocking then half the TE's in the league REALLY suck at blocking, right?
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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So, if he truly sucked at blocking then half the TE's in the league REALLY suck at blocking, right?
Well to be more accurate he was near the bottom of the middle third, but basically yes.
I should point out that I didn't read the pay per view stats, I only saw someone's recap. But it was a reputable poster.
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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Well to be more accurate he was near the bottom of the middle third, but basically yes.
I should point out that I didn't read the pay per view stats, I only saw someone's recap. But it was a reputable poster.
There is no doubt he could improve his blocking, but at what cost? His body type makes it difficult to get leverage. At 6'7" he is simply too tall in relation to his body weight as compared to many other TE's that are more accomplished blockers. But, it is that height and body style that make him the great receiver that he is. I would much rather see him as the average blocker that he truly is and remain the offensive weapon he truly is.
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

All true AG, and I like that he wants to improve. As long as it doesn't hurt other parts of his game it's all good.
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

He sprung a nice block in the initial drive against St Louis
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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He sprung a nice block in the initial drive against St Louis
There were times also when he was kinda standing there looking for a person to block as the runner got tackled right behind him. fire out of the stance and lay the lumber. oh thats right he is to tall fire out the block. at least stand in the way and push the guy on a consistent bases then you are doing better jimmy. I do not expect pancakes from jimmy at all. just some bread and butter and a bit of jam
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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There were times also when he was kinda standing there looking for a person to block as the runner got tackled right behind him.
First Cadet run. Defender was untouched. Jimmy moved to the left to avoid contact. I hope they show him that sequence in the film room.
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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There were times also when he was kinda standing there looking for a person to block as the runner got tackled right behind him. fire out of the stance and lay the lumber. oh thats right he is to tall fire out the block. at least stand in the way and push the guy on a consistent bases then you are doing better jimmy. I do not expect pancakes from jimmy at all. just some bread and butter and a bit of jam
It is really sad that you have this hatred in you.

Standing there looking for a person to block means that there was no one there to block. Get over it. You are beginning to sound foolish with this Graham bashing.

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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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First Cadet run. Defender was untouched. Jimmy moved to the left to avoid contact. I hope they show him that sequence in the film room.
Show US that clip. I call major bull****.
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