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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Anyone else notice that it seems Graham is targeted a lot? Bengals safety George Iloka got a personal foul penalty for a late hit on Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on Sunday. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t mind. Lewis said ...

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Old 11-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Marvin Lewis: Penalty for hit on Jimmy Graham was worth it

Anyone else notice that it seems Graham is targeted a lot?

Bengals safety George Iloka got a personal foul penalty for a late hit on Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on Sunday. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t mind.

Lewis said that while he’d prefer not to lose 15 yards, he believed that hit set the tone for the physical way the Bengals’ defense played against Graham. And Lewis was very pleased with the way his defense played against Graham, who had only three catches for 29 yards.

“Unfortunately it cost us a penalty, but I think . . . it took a little bit out of him for the rest of the football game,” Lewis said, via Cincinnati.com. “He’s obviously someone we wanted to get hands on every chance we get. He’s such an effective receiver.”

Much like Lewis’s statement that the media make too much of concussions, Lewis’s statement that he sees a benefit to a hit that drew a personal foul penalty comes across as tone deaf in the image-conscious NFL, a league that is doing all it can to stress player safety. But Lewis is less interested in image than he is in coaching a tough, physical football team. And if that means sometimes his players cross the line and get a penalty, Lewis can live with that.

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Re: Marvin Lewis: Penalty for hit on Jimmy Graham was worth it

Roger???? Roggggerrrr???

Where are you, you hypocritical smurfette?
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Stopping Jimmy shuts down the entire offense. Set the tone is right. If nobody else is going to make plays then there is no point but to put all your effort on making his life extremely difficult.
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Almost sounds like....bounty talk?
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:02 AM   #5
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Re: Marvin Lewis: Penalty for hit on Jimmy Graham was worth it

Of course it is! Call it "Bengal Gate" how stupid is Lewis to endorse that publicly. If SP made a statement like that Roger would banish him to coaching U-14 Ping Pong.
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I can't say this bothers me really
The hypocrisy of the league going after some teams and players and not others does but the act of putting a hit on another teams main playmaker not really. If anyone is telling me that in what ever sport they play they don't leave a remember me hit/tackle on somebody i call BS
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Re: Marvin Lewis: Penalty for hit on Jimmy Graham was worth it

This also illustrates the divide on the Saints team. No one came to Graham's defense.
No one came to pick him up.
We lack toughness and a sense of brotherhood.
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Arthur is that you?
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Re: Marvin Lewis: Penalty for hit on Jimmy Graham was worth it

We said the same thing about Vaccaro's hit on Matty.
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It was stupid to say out loud............keep it behind closed doors.
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