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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Music to my ears! WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jimmy Graham wants to prove this season he's more than just an All-Pro tight end because of his pass-catching. Graham wants to show his blocking is up to par. It's a ...

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

Music to my ears!

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jimmy Graham wants to prove this season he's more than just an All-Pro tight end because of his pass-catching.

Graham wants to show his blocking is up to par.

It's a subject, which in recent seasons, has marked one of the few unfavorable critiques in his game.

"The last two years, everybody's been knocking on my block(ing). I don't know why," said Graham, whose Saints open the 2014 preseason Friday at St. Louis. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Read more here: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

contracts up for renewal. jimmy - " I am more of a WR"
contract is signed Jimmy - " I am a better all around TE than people say"
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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contracts up for renewal. jimmy - " I am more of a WR"
contract is signed Jimmy - " I am a better all around TE than people say"
Bullcrap. Graham NEVER claimed to be more of a WR. The NFLPA and his agent did. Graham has ALWAYS claimed to be a TE. Drop that crap.

The simple fact that you put that in quotes shows you are full of it.

Get over it. You are getting old on this subject.

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

I guess so... He has finally been told he's a tight end!
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I want Jimmy to be the best Jimmy.
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
contracts up for renewal. jimmy - " I am more of a WR"
contract is signed Jimmy - " I am a better all around TE than people say"
To be honest this is old business and Jimmy never openly said he was a WR. Of course I attribute his actions to the NFLPA who had ulterior motives.

He is not on record saying he's a WR.........but it's kind of like being a ventriloquist. I don't see your lips move but I know your dummy isn't really talking.
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He can't get any worse at it. LOL.
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Re: Saints' Graham looks to improve blocking as preseason opener approaches

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He can't get any worse at it. LOL.
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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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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Let me put it this way, I grew up in a family of bird hunters. For those of you not in the know, that means quail. And, of course, you hunt quail with bird dogs. You commonly have two to three or even more dogs on a hunt. A fairly common occurrence while bird hunting is to have your dogs get into a "Mexican standoff". Dogs are trained to support each other's point. When one dog hits birds it freezes. The other dogs see this and freeze, as well.

In a "Mexican standoff" the dogs blindly follow what they think is a point by one of the other dogs. That dog may have simply stopped for a couple of seconds checking out a scent or something. That dog then see that the other have frozen and in turn freezes itself. Now you have all of the dogs thinking the same thing, that the other has located birds. But, they are all wrong.

You see, my friends, like lemming to the edge of the cliff you are following blindly, trusting what others have said without real justification and seeing it as fact.

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Bullcrap. Graham NEVER claimed to be more of a WR. The NFLPA and his agent did. Graham has ALWAYS claimed to be a TE. Drop that crap.

The simple fact that you put that in quotes shows you are full of it.

Get over it. You are getting old on this subject.

I don't remember Graham saying anythi about his designation one way or another. If he didn't try and claim he was a wide receiver then he is an idiot. A person will exhaust all efforts to get as much money as they can. It would have been stupid for him not to try to get WR money as long as there was even a 1% chance.
It's just smart business.

I apply for any business grant I can, even if it takes work and is very unlikely to happen. If I'm vigilant sometimes it pays. I'm in business to make money just like these guys are and I don't blame Graham or his agent one bit.
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