Per pay per Head sportsbook sources, Jimmy Graham now realizes that with the Seahawks blocking will be more of a priority. “It’s very important for me to be a part of that here because that’s about 75 percent of the offense here, and if you have a back like Marshawn Lynch, you want to be in there on those explosive runs and you want to be part of that,” Graham said Monday.
Graham also will have to dumb down his pass catching ability while knowing that blocking for his new quarterback will be better suited for the team. Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks on the move and Graham has been studying on Seattle’s scrambling rules. He is reinforcing his knowledge on where he should be when Russell decides to scramble.
“This offense, from what I’ve seen on film, when they’re special, obviously it’s when they’re running the ball, but No. 2 it’s when [Wilson’s] extending plays like that,” Graham said. “And for me, I love it, because normally I’m the biggest guy on the field, so hopefully I draw the most attention from him.”
Per PPH Bookie service Seattle doesn’t call as many pass plays as does New Orleans. Graham’s value will really rely on his third down receiving production. “Third-and-10 is when I’m going to make my money, and that’s when I’m going to have to be special for this team,” he said.
He is one of the best in the business with great athleticism and body control not usually seen among tight ends.
“To have a guy like Jimmy Graham added on to our team and then the rest of the guys that we have as well, it makes it exciting,” Wilson said. “It makes our offense really, really hard to stop and it’s already been hard enough to stop.”
Graham still has affinity to New Orleans as the change has left a huge void in the Saints meeting room. In his own looker room he is losing a challenge with his Seahawks teammates. Before hitting the practice field they play a little basketball. The former hoops player, Graham claims the low ceiling is affecting his shot.
“I felt like Shaq shooting. So, yeah, I actually lost today, Graham said. “Hopefully one day we can get a dunk contest in there, and I can guarantee I won’t lose that one.”