Saints Position Review: Tight End

One of the positions at which the Saints are the most secure going into next season is the Tight End position.  It was a bit of an up and down season for the Saints simply because superstar all-world Tight End Jimmy Graham was dealing with an injury for the vast majority of the year. As he always does Jimmy fought through it, but it was obvious he just wasn’t the player we are...
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Grade Day: New Orleans Saints show out at 2015 Pro Bowl

The New Orleans Saints couldn’t seem to put it all together during the 2014 season, but bless their hearts they showed up at the 2015 Pro Bowl. Tight end Jimmy Graham played a key role in Team Irvin’s victory, catching three passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns (including the winning score). Running back Mark Ingram churned out a game-high 72 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham Dunks Over Goal Posts as Promised

Prior to the Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham pledged to dunk the ball over the goal post should he score a touchdown during the game. That touchdown came courtesy of a Mathew Stafford pass in the second quarter and gave Team Irvin a 16-13 lead at the time.As promised, after the touchdown he dunked the ball over the goal post, but somehow did not get penalized for it.Read more »
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Sports In Brief

NFL GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled. The Pro Bowl in the desert was all about having a good time. Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played Sunday. Even in a game dominated by offense, Watt was the star. The Texans defensive end intercepted...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter In Loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan connected with New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham on a one-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter to help Team Irvin beat Team Carter 32-28 in the 2015 Pro Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Ryan, who entered the game in the […] 2015 Pro Bowl: Steelers’ Brown Records 6 Catches For Team Carter...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints have good showing in Pro Bowl

If you missed the Pro Bowl last night, first of all congratulations. That’s what I’m here for. I suffered through it to give you a little recap since some of our boys were playing for the last time this season. Team Irvin won the game 32-28 meaning Jimmy Graham and Mark Ingram were on the winning side, while Drew Brees suffered through defeat. The winners walk away with $55,000...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Haden, Thomas win bragging rights over Whitner with Pro Bowl win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl Sunday. Even in a game dominated by offense, J.J. Watt was the star. The Texans defensive end intercepted pass, recovered a fumble and led the crowd in dances during commercial breaks. Team Irvin defeated...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Haden, Thomas win bragging rights over Whitner with Pro Bowl win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl Sunday. Even in a game dominated by offense, J.J. Watt was the star. The Texans defensive end intercepted pass, recovered a fumble and led the crowd in dances during commercial breaks. Team Irvin defeated...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Analysis: Tight Ends

During the Sean Payton era in New Orleans, there has been perhaps no position on the field as crucial to the success of Drew Brees and this offense than that of the tight end position. And Jimmy Graham has matured into one of the best in the league. But last season, with Graham's production down significantly early on, the Saints discovered that they not only had depth at the position...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham plans to dunk at the Pro Bowl

Dunking the goal post in official NFL games is a violation that has earned the term “The Jimmy Graham Rule.” New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham, who is known for making some awesome and sometimes goalpost bending dunks, was fined $30,000 in the preseason for violating his namesake rule. Now that Graham is on free range at the Pro Bowl, he was asked if he planned to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Packers, Saints, & Texans

49ers ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the 49ers have hired former Raiders interim HC Tony Sparano as TEs coach. Bengals ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned on Thursday’s NFL Insiders that he doesn’t expect Vance Joseph to be coaching with the Bengals next year, even though the team prevented him from taking the Broncos’ DC job. Packers Former Packers QB B...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday New Orleans Saints News & Senior Bowl Practice Items

If yesterday was about the defensive side of the ball, today is about the offensive side of the ball. It’s easy to blame the New Orleans Saints’ lack of success in 2014 entirely on the defense. And it deserves a lot of the blame. But not all of it. The offense was rugged and at times downright offensive (pun very much intended). The offense had its own troubles. Drew Brees...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Review: The Tight End Position

If there’s one thing Saints’ fans found out this season about the tight end position, it is the fact that Drew Brees loves targeting them in the red zone.Every team in the NFL knows that Jimmy Graham is Brees’ favorite target, especially in the red zone, but Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill became go-to receivers for Brees within 20 yards of the goal line. But let’s first cover...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Ravens Have No Easy Solution To Cover Gronk

It is impossible to prepare for a fully-healthy Rob Gronkowski. It also is impossible to try to figure out how a team might cover the New England Patriots tight end. Gronkowski truly is one of a kind, and the Ravens weren’t forced to cover him in 2013’s regular-season matchup or in the 2012 playoffs. He’s stronger and more physical than New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham on His Struggles “It’s Been a Long Year”

Despite his personal struggles this season, New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham has earned his third invitation to play in the upcoming Pro Bowl. Acknowledging that a shoulder injury he suffered back in Week 5 has been “a battle every game,” Graham, who signed a four-year deal in July, weighed in on his struggles (via ESPN.com). Well, you know, it’s been a long year...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints are no Longer an NFC power

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports After finishing 11-5 and returning to the playoffs in 2013, the New Orleans Saints entered training camp as the heavy favorite to clinch this season’s NFC South and challenge the mighty Seattle Seahawks for control of the conference. With one of football’s most consistently-lethal starting quarterbacks, an offense capable of outscoring...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Saints to the Pro Bowl: Jimmy Graham and Jahri Evans

As if you needed any more evidence that the Pro Bowl is a popularity contest. Though Morstead was most deserving on the team. Brees is a 1st alternate and will get in eventually.   Congrats to @J_7TRE_E and @TheJimmyGraham! http://t.co/9t2V7DYGl4 #Saints pic.twitter.com/Yg61ENnsZb — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 24, 2014
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: Falcons Bury the Saints’ 2014 Season

The Saints season ends in a flurry of turnovers, sacks, and sadness against Hated rival Atlanta. The boys perform an autopsy on the body, including The disaster that was Bryce Harris Jimmy Graham’s TD call complete lack a pass rush Is offensive line old and busted? Why weren’t the Saints as explosive on offense in 2014? Why Saints collapsed in final 5 home games Held LOSES HIS...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Grading the New Orleans Saints 2014 Season

The 2014 season is over for the New Orleans Saints. Yes, I know they still play one more game this Sunday – but does that really count? In fact, personally I’d rather they lose this weekend to help them climb the draft board. Taking a look at the season as a whole, it’s hard to find too many positives. Drew Brees looks to be declining as he ages, Jimmy Graham was not nearly...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Recap: New Orleans Saints go marching out of the playoff hunt

In what ended up being yet another disappointing home loss, the Saints’ playoff hopes were dashed by the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16 – handing New Orleans their 9th loss of the season by a score of 30 to 14. MVP – The Who Dat Nation My goodness, what a year it’s been for Saints fans. Through all the ups and downs (mostly downs) the Who Dat Nation has held tough and supported...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Things are getting a little heated between Falcons and Saints

Nothing like a scrappy rivalry in a horrible division. The Atlanta Falcons (5-9) and New Orleans Saints (6-8) are squaring off with first place in the NFC South on the line. Needless to say, emotions are running high. We've got a little pushing and shoving here that ends with Jimmy Graham getting his head pushed back. Roddy White takes exception to what the Saints are doing and starts...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints TE Scores Twice, But Wasn't Jimmy Graham In Week 15

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham still isn't performing to the high standards we expect from him, but at least he was part of the passing game against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:After a goose egg in Week 13 and just three catches for 25 yards last weekend, Graham caught five balls for 87 yards.
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham With the Hurdle Fail

This season we have seen tons of guys hurdling players and it has made for some pretty incredible highlights this year. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is no stranger to the hurdle and has accomplished some memorable ones in the recent past. This one, however, will not be one of them.Well--at least not for a reason Jimmy would like.via RedditRead more »
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: too many distractions to win

Jimmy Graham The Saints get ready to play the Chicago Bears tomorrow in another away game, this time at Soldier Field in Chicago. Last year the Saints had a hard time winning away games and this year they wanted to get that corrected. The Saints have corrected that problem by winning away from home but are now having a hard time winning at home. Perhaps it doesn’t matter if the...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Behind Enemy Lines: New Orleans Saints Edition

In this week’s edition of "Behind Enemy Lines", we will be talking with New Orleans Saints team journalist Sean Williams about his team. Welcome to the forum, Sean. Let’s get rolling!SEAN WILLIAMS: Thanks for having me! Glad to be here!MS: To get things started, the Saints were projected to be one of the top teams in the league this season but have done nothing but under performed...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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