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Fantasy Football 2014 Preview: Ranking The Top 10 Tight Ends

It’s Jimmy Graham and then everyone else. Finding a tight end who puts up consistently solid numbers can be maddening some times, as most tend to fluctuate wildly in their offensive involvement and statistical output. That’s not the case with Graham, who has put up top-tier wide receiver numbers every year since 2011. Unfortunately, Graham likely will cost you a first-round...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Interview with Jason Cole on Jimmy Graham

Since some of the national media was in full freakout mode over Jimmy Graham’s penalties for dunking after touchdowns we were fortunate enough to have Jason Cole of Bleacher Report stop by to talk about it and what it might mean for Graham’s relationship with Sean Payton plus how it might impact the 2014 season. He also gives some great insights at how NFL locker rooms operate...
Via The Saints Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Another solid performance from the New Orleans Saints

The Saints rolled to another preseason victory on Friday, winning their first game in the Superdome in 2014 31-24 over the Tennessee Titans. Storylines from the game include another good performance from backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, matched by a solid outing by incumbent Luke McCown. The Saints defense also managed to create five turnovers, which was the first time since 2007...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham says he has to stop dunking the football

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham twice dunked the football over the crossbar of the goal post in Friday’s preseason game. Each time he was hit with a 15-yard penalty earning the ire of head coach Sean Payton. Talking on Sunday to ESPN, Graham said he “would never do anything to hurt the team” once the regular season rolls around. While Graham is certainly not about...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned about the New Orleans Saints after preseason Week 2

We’re slowly making our way towards the regular season kickoff against the Falcons, and in Week 2 of the preseason the New Orleans Saints managed to impress against an inferior Tennessee Titans squad. Here’s what we learned: 5.) Jimmy Graham gives no fudge In an effort to keep this a family-friendly site, let’s just say Jimmy Graham doesn’t care what anyone else thinks....
Via cover32 - Saints
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks

Jimmy Graham stopped short of saying he regrets his goalpost dunks from Friday night, which drew two penalty flags and led to a shouting match between the New Orleans Saints tight end and coach Sean Payton on the sideline. But Graham insisted Sunday that he "would never do anything to hurt the team" in the regular season. "You know, for four years and however many...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints’ Jimmy Graham: I Have to Stop Dunking

For the last four seasons, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has followed up every touchdown with a goal-post slam dunk. During a game against Atlanta a year ago, Graham’s dunk knocked the goal-post askew, forcing the NFL to ban the celebration in what’s now unofficially known as the “Jimmy Graham rule.” The new rule didn’t stop Graham from dunking after his two...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham vows to never dunk a football again

The Saints head coach was upset about Jimmy Graham’s dunking because it caused the tram several penalties to hurt his team. Graham still doesn’t like the NFL’s rule, but insisted on Sunday he would “never do anything to hurt the team” during the regular season. “You know, for four years and however many touchdowns, I’ve […] The post Jimmy Graham vows to never dunk...
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Jimmy Graham says he has to stop dunking

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham admits he has to stop dunking after scoring a touchdown.  He recently did so during last week’s preseason game and was penalized since it’s now against the rules. “For four years and however many touchdowns, I always dunked it,” Graham said. “I just got to stop doing that now.” Saints head coach Sean Payton was upset with Graham since he...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham retires the goalpost dunk celebration

After scoring two touchdowns on Friday night and following them up with two goalpost dunks, which inevitably brought flags, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is now prepared to completely halt what has been a trademark of his for sometime now.  Graham had this to say to the New Orleans Time-Picayune on Sunday. For four years and however many touchdowns, I always dunked it...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham: I have to stop dunking on goal posts

Jimmy Graham decided to protest the NFL’s decision to ban dunking on the goal posts on Thursday night, and the result was two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after he found the end zone twice. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton chewed Graham out after the second penalty and told reporters after the game that he was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton unamused by Jimmy Graham’s dunking

When the NFL promised several months ago to crack down on goal post dunking, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham vowed that he would continue to enjoy his favorite post-touchdown celebration. Last night in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans he followed through. Graham caught two touchdown passes in the first half from Luke McCown, and promptly dunked the ball over...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: New Orleans Saints dream Super Bowl match-ups, NFL’s hottest cheerleaders

We’re getting closer to football that actually matters. In the meantime, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 1 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 1 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL News: Jimmy Graham protesting NFL's no-dunking rule

New Orleans Saints pass catcher Jimmy Graham is stirring up some more controversy this preseason, as he has been actively protesting the NFL's new no-dunking rule for touchdown celebrations, something Graham has done his whole career.USA Today's Nate Davis wrote:Jimmy Graham is conducting his own personal protest of the NFL’s new rule disallowing players to dunk the ball...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton ‘Very Upset’ Over Jimmy Graham’s Post-Touchdown Dunking

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham clearly doesn’t care about the NFL’s ban on goal-post dunking as a touchdown celebration, but his coach does. Graham dunked on the goal post twice during New Orleans’ preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Friday and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct each time. And Saints head coach Sean Payton was not too happy...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Jimmy Graham comes alive for the New Orleans Saints

The Saints continued to roll through their preseason schedule in their first home matchup of 2014 against the Tennessee Titans, earning a 31-24 victory. MVP – Luke McCown & Ryan Griffin My goodness are we in for a fantastic quarterback battle over the next two weeks. After last week’s preseason game it seemed like Griffin was trending in the right direction to swoop the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will This Be The Last Goalpost Dunk for New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham?

The NFL enacted one of the most ridiculous rules in recent history during the off-season--banning the goalpost dunk as a celebration. Yes, there was one case last season when New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham held up a game because he bent the post, but otherwise the move was pretty harmless.Going forward it is going to be a 15-yard penalty and probably a fine.@gifdsports...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton unhappy with Jimmy Graham penalties for celebrating

This year the NFL has outlawed dunking over the crossbars. One of the biggest offenders of this rule has largely ignored it. On Saturday night Jimmy Graham earned not one but two penalties for dunking the football over the crossbar of the goal post. Both instances resulted in Graham earning a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty. Graham’s touchdown celebration was largely ignored until...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton upset with Jimmy Graham over goal post dunks

The NFL has banned dunking on goal posts this season, and Jimmy Graham has already been very vocal in expressing his displeasure over the rule change. On Thursday night, the New Orleans Saints tight end decided to make a point by accepting two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after scoring touchdowns. Sean Payton was not pleased about […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham Doesn’t Care For The NFL’s No Dunking Rule (Photo)

The NFL’s no dunking rule is laughable for Jimmy Graham.  During last night’s Saints vs Titans game, Graham clearly doesn’t care for this no dunking rule. He scored twice last night and both times, he took it to the pole. Fans cheered him as many find this rule silly. But of course, this wouldn’t happen in the regular season. The violation would be much worse then. [USAFTW...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton & Jimmy Graham Argue Over His Dunking Over Crossbar

Jimmy Graham is going to dunk on the goal posts and he doesn’t care what you, the NFL or his coach thinks about it. His coach Sean Payton was not pleased and this is what happened after Graham’s second penalty for dunking over crossbar via Nola.com. Graham and Saints coach Sean Payton appeared to engage in some tense verbal sparring on the sideline after Graham was flagged for...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton 'very upset' with Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes in Friday night’s 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and both times he celebrated by dunking over the goal post, and both times he was penalized 15-yards. The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal post this offseason. Saints coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham after the second dunk.  He chased the Pro...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton on Jimmy Graham dunking: ‘I’m very upset’

Maybe the first dunk was cute. After tight end Jimmy Graham stuffed the ball through the uprights a second time coach Sean Payton was livid. “Yes, I was (upset),” Payton said. “I’m very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly.” The so-called “Jimmy Graham rule” was put in place this offseason to prohibit players from using the goal posts as part of touchdown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton “Very Upset” with Graham’s TD Celebrations

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s go-to touchdown celebration is the goalpost dunk, and he didn’t seem to care that that celebration will draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in 2014. Graham caught two touchdowns last night in the Saints preseason game against the Titans, followed them up with two dunks, and drew two penalties. His teammates didn’t seem...
Via Standing O Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach upset

“The New Orleans Saints had 22 penalties last night but two of them fired up Sean Payton. These two were the penalties caused by Jimmy Graham dunking over the goal post. He was asked by Nick Underhill about the penalties. Yes, I was [upset],” Payton told reporters, via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate. […] The post Saints had 22 penalties but two made their coach...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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