Drew Brees Raves About Young Players, Calls Them Future “Household Names”

The New Orleans Saints lost a major household name when they shipped tight end Jimmy Graham off in a trade to the Seattle Seahawks back in March. Not too worried about that departure, quarterback Drew Brees guarantees us that we will soon be impressed with the team’s young offense: “I’m excited about all of these guys. I think all of them are chomping at the bit for an opportunity...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spotlight Turns to TE Josh Hill as New Orleans Saints Replace All-Pro Jimmy Graham

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense will enter 2015 without one of their biggest weapons in tight end Jimmy Graham, who the team traded to the Seattle Seahawks back in March. While the Saints aren’t admitting a rebuilding year may be under way, the transition away from one of the game’s best tight ends certainly signals a shift...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hill on life without Jimmy Graham: “I haven’t seen anything stand out to being really different”

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill knows that he has a big opportunity to prove himself during training camp later this month. Hill has been the backup Pro Bowler Jimmy Graham for the past two years, but now he has a chance to shine. Graham was traded to the Seattle Seahawks during the off-season which and now the Saints are looking for a TE to emerge. Hill was asked how is the team...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will replace Jimmy Graham for the New Orleans Saints?

The New Orleans Saints have had one of the best offenses in the NFL for about a decade and will head into the 2015 NFL season without one of their top weapons over the years. Jimmy Graham was dealt by the Saints to the Super Bowl runner-up, Seattle Seahawks during the off-season in a shocking move, yet one that saw them get Pro Bowl center Max Unger in return. When looking at the...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks' Jimmy Graham Could Dominate NFC West Foes

Recently, fans have asked reporters covering the Seattle Seahawks how new tight end Jimmy Graham is going to fare in the Seahawks' run-first offense, how he will be a game changer, where he will line up and how much blocking he'll be counted on to perform. That is all good stuff, certainly, but what caught my eye this week is how some writers who cover the rest of the NFC West think...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Jimmy Graham Looking Jacked in His Seattle Seahawks Uniform

Saints fans will probably hate seeing this, but for Seattle Seahawks fans it has been a long time coming. Jimmy Graham is in Hollywood doing something with Adidas, and tweeted a picture out to the virtual universe of him in a Seattle Seahawks uniform for the first time.Not bad Jimmy. Not bad at all.@TheJimmyGrahamRead more »
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Lockett and Jimmy Graham have impressed head coach Pete Carroll

Head coach Pete Carroll has had some time to reflect since OTAs and minicamp ended for the Seattle Seahawks. Carroll has two players in his mind that have really stood out to him this offseason. The first player is rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks expected big things when they drafted Lockett in the third-round, but primarily as a returner, they didn't expect Locket...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will This Season Hold for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints?

This may be a defining season for Drew Brees’ career, as he will look to bring the New Orleans Saints back to the postseason after a disappointing season (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).   With the 2015-2016 campaign just around the corner, the New Orleans Saints are putting a terrible season behind them and figuring out what they need to do to make it back to...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How to judge Jimmy Graham’s success with the Seattle Seahawks

Recently, Michael Lococo wrote an excellent article pumping the brakes on the enthusiasm over the Seattle Seahawks’ acquisition of Jimmy Graham. Expecting record setting numbers is not realistic for the reasons Lococo outlined: the Seahawks are not a passing team with Marshawn Lynch being the man, given the general lack of receiving talent he is going to get double teams constantly...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Seattle Seahawks who are poised for a breakout season

Here are five Seattle Seahawks players I believe will step up and have a breakout season in 2015… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the AFC West in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier kickers All-AFC West Team 2015: Can anyone catch the Broncos? All-NFC South Team 2015: The balance of power hasn’t shifted like people think 1. Tight end Luke Willson...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide Receivers Still Key in Seattle Seahawk Run Heavy Offense

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a three yard touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Even after nearly winning back-to-back Super Bowls, the Seattle Seahawks still...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blount: Seahawks get a 'B' for their offseason

According to Terry Blount of ESPN, The trade for Saints tight end Jimmy Graham despite the cost of the Seahawks first-round draft pick this year for a difference-maker for the team's offense as one of the most explosive playmakers in the NFL, giving the team a 'B' for their offseason. Defenses are going to have to game plan for him over, which will open things up for the outside...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect career numbers from Jimmy Graham with the Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks fans are ga-ga for Jimmy Graham.  The consensus second best tight end in the NFL right now (all due credit to Rob Gronkowski), Graham was brought in to be a star pass catcher for Russell Wilson.  Good news keeps pouring out of the Seahawks camp regarding Graham’s chemistry with Wilson and several times during OTAs he got the better of the Legion of Boom. I hate...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees raves over tight end Ben Watson

One of the biggest topics of discussion over the past few months for the New Orleans Saints has been their tight end situation. After trading Jimmy Graham, one of the best tight ends in the league, to the Seattle Seahawks, the discussion started as to who would replace him as the starting tight end.  Great things have been said about both Josh Hill and Ben Watson, but neither have...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 tight ends

Our offseason ranking series continues with a look at the league’s best tight ends entering 2015. 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots — This isn’t even close. Gronk led all NFL tight ends with 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, and the 26-year-old should only get better now that he’s back in the rhythm he originally established with one of the best seasons ever at...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Seattle Seahawks

Seattle looked to have it made. The defending champs were one yard away from taking the lead from New England with less than a minute left in the Super Bowl and there was little doubt the Seahawks were about to have their repeat. Then the interception happened, saving the Patriots and sending Seattle home disappointed. The Seahawks have spent the offseason retooling at a few positions...
Via Zone Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Look Ready for Training Camp With a Revamped Team

Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a play against the Buffalo Bills at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Looking back at the New Orleans Saints offseason there has been many ups and downs. The Saints could be one of the hardest teams to predict this year due to their offseason roster turnover. Losing Jimmy Graham highlighted...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the offensive line should concern Seattle Seahawks fans more than ever

If the reigning NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks have an Achilles heel, it’s their offensive line. Over the last three seasons the unit has done an atrocious job of protecting quarterback Russell Wilson, and a pretty mediocre job of springing Marshawn Lynch loose for his big runs. (Not that he really needs much help.) Now the group may be thinner than ever since Wilson came on board...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll praises TE Jimmy Graham, WR Tyler Lockett as standouts at team OTAs

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll went out of his way to praise newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham and rookie Tyler Lockett, the team's third-round pick as two of the offseason standouts at the team's OTAs. "Jimmy Graham coming in with the big history and all the accomplishments that he had, he could have been all kinds of things," Carroll said, via Seahawks.com. "He...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Seahawks have quickly ascended to the top of the NFL. They didn’t win the ultimate prize last season, but they literally came within inches of winning the Super Bowl, before a goal line interception cemented a 28-24 Super Bowl loss. It’s unfair to suggest that they should have won that game because it was a fluky interception, because it took a fluky, crazy catch...
Via The Football Fan Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

These seven Seattle Seahawks would make great Star Wars characters

For this evening’s game against the Houston Astros, the Seattle Mariners are hosting a Star Wars night that will include costumes and fireworks. Since I’ll be in attendance I thought it would be fun to close the week out by guessing which Star Wars characters the Seattle Seahawks might be. This list could have been longer (so, so much longer) but I ultimately decided to cap it...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: The Jimmy (Graham) is listed on the NFL top 100

The recently acquired Tight End, Jimmy Graham, was unveiled at No. 31 of an NFL player poll for top 100 players. The Jimmy joins strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 41), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 69), and defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90). Graham was voted the 10th best player in 2013, a season that saw the Jimmy grab 86 balls for 1,215 yards and a career-high 16 touchdowns...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham feels no defensive lineman is too much for him

Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks feels that he can block anybody that is put in front of him. The new Seahawks player made the claim during an interview with 710 ESPN up in Washington. Ted S. Warren/AP The latest comments from the Pro Bowl tight end formerly of the New Orleans Saints were certainly welcomed by his new team. Why? Because the Seattle Seahawks are a run first...
Via EndZoneScore
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham claims he can block anybody he wants too

Everyone knows that Seattle Seahawks’ Jimmy Graham is one of the best pass catching TEs in the NFL. The knock on Graham is he doesn’t want to block anyone. Before he was traded to Seattle, some of their players were very vocal about Graham saying all he wants to do is catch passes. Graham is starting to get tired of his toughness being challenged by everyone and wants to prove...
Via No Guts, No Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Best offseason acquisition

Jimmy Graham The Seattle Seahawks have reshaped their roster accordingly to be one of the most dominant teams in the NFL yet again. The trade to acquire Jimmy Graham is the best acquisition the team has made all offseason. Some might say the signing of Cary Williams was bigger because the legion of boom needed to fill the void left behind after Byron Maxwell decided to leave. However...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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