TigerBait1127 New Orleans Saints Fan Baton Rouge, LA Member since Jun 2005 26502 posts
re: Graham could possibly break Megatron's single season receiving yards record (Posted on 10/9/13 at 5:50 pm to Jwho77)
quote: Against the Bears, the Saints threw on 30 of the 37 snaps for which Graham was in the game. The Saints ran on 26 of the 38 snaps Watson played. Is it any wonder the Saints struggle to run the ball? Lance Briggs had three TFLs where he basically 'read the mail' and busted through the blocking before anyone had a chance because he KNEW exactly what was coming.
Something isn't right with your numbers. Watson played 44 snaps and Graham played 36. We were up the entire game, so we probably gave Graham breaks on non-passing downs in the 4th. It was Graham's lowest snap % of the year by far
Also, 1 game is a terrible sample size. We've struggled to run the ball because the interior line play has been bad. Same problem with protection this season.
RustonTiger LSU Fan Ruston Member since Jan 2011 223 posts
re: Graham could possibly break Megatron's single season receiving yards record (Posted on 10/9/13 at 10:31 pm to ForeverLSU02)
I will agree and disagree. From how he has played this year (yards and receptions)he has been more of a WR. His weight and speed will keep him from getting a WR contract. Could they use him as a WR...of course but it would not make a difference to his catches, yards, or TD's. But they do need to pay the man!
Hugo Stiglitz USA Fan Nazi Germany Member since Oct 2010 52443 posts
re: Graham could possibly break Megatron's single season receiving yards record (Posted on 10/10/13 at 6:31 am to ForeverLSU02)
I'm gonna go ahead and expect this not to happen... It's week 5 for crying out loud.
I'm all for signing Graham long term but franchise tagging as a TE is completely understandable given the cap situation. It's also the only leverage the Saints have to get a deal done sooner rather than later. 5 year/$52 million is my expectation.
LSU5508 LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Nov 2007 400 posts
re: Graham could possibly break Megatron's single season receiving yards record (Posted on 10/10/13 at 2:31 pm to Unknown_Poster)
quote: I say pay him and play him as a WR
So take the gameplan that creates huge mismatches and has him on pace to be one of the greatest tight ends ever and change it to playing him at wide receiver where he will surely draw the top corner. That is coaching genious. How are you not an NFL coach by now?