Pete Carroll is a genius. At a time when the fumes of Super Bowl XLIX threaten to hover over the locker room into the 2015 season, Carroll has found a way to change the topic: By adding a sworn enemy of the team’s defense.
In January 2014, then-Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin had a pregame altercation, with Graham ripping a knit cap from Graham’s head.
“He said, I’m Jimmy,” Irvin said at the time of Graham. “I said, who’s Jimmy?”
After the game, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett explained why Graham was a non-factor during it.
“Because he’s overrated,” Bennett said. “If he doesn’t get a chance to get the ball, that’s all he can really do — he doesn’t help in the blocking game — so I think he’s overrated and I’m not scared to say that on TV.”
Bennett will get a chance to say it directly to Graham, soon.