Jimmy Graham fired up to shut people up

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Tight end Jimmy Graham said late in his first season in Green Bay that his “numbers suck,” but that didn’t get in the way of the Packers paying him a $5 million roster bonus early in the offseason.

Graham caught 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns last year, which may have led some to cut ties but new head coach Matt LaFleur’s offensive plans led the team to go in the other direction. Graham has been in a prominent role during training camp practices and believes the Packers are going to “use the tight end quite a bit” as the season unfolds.

“When I get those opportunities, I have to show him that I’m the biggest, fastest thing out there. I have to go up and get those grabs for him,” Graham said, via Madison.com. “I’ve been focused and I’m ready to get this thing started obviously. We have four more weeks here, but I’m about as fired up as I’ve ever been to go and shut a lot of people up.”

Graham believes that “everybody thinks I’m old and slow now” and obviously relishes the chance to show that’s not the case. If he’s right, the Packers offense should be in better shape than it was at the end of last season.

25 responses to “Jimmy Graham fired up to shut people up

  1. He will suck against everyone else but somehow put up Hall of Fame numbers against the Vikings. Like Eddie Lacy.

  2. If he is going to talk a big game and then go out on the field and lay an egg, we might as well trade him to the Vikings where that sort of behavior is par for the course.

  3. Elite in 2013 but getting past it now. Hasn’t even had a good year since 2016 and can’t make up for it by blocking as he’s always been pretty useless at that side of things. $30M wasted.

  4. Jimmy doesn’t talk a lot to the media, but I loved this!

    I can’t wait for him to shut some people up as well. Judging from how I’ve seen Jimmy fit in this offense so far in camp, I know why Jimmy is smiling often.

    This is going to be a fun season! Is it September 5th yet?

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  5. But what will happen when the real coach if the packers decides he wants to throw to Adams more often? He already said he is going to do that.

  6. 55 catches and 600 yards ain’t all that bad for a tight end. I know they expect more but he still had decent production.

  7. Aaron Rodgers on Jimmy Graham: “I expect a big bounce back year from Jimmy.”

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  8. “When Jimmy gets those opportunities, Jimmy has to show him that Jimmy’s the biggest, fastest thing out there. Jimmy has to go up and get those grabs for him,” Graham said, via Seinfeld.com.

  9. samapoc says:
    August 7, 2019 at 8:41 am
    it’s incredible how bad jimmy has been since leaving the Saints.
    ——————————————————————————————–He had 923 receiving yards with Seattle in 2016 and 10 touchdowns the following year.

  10. Graham believes that “everybody thinks I’m old and slow now”
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    Maybe but its his effort in games that has been question since he arrived in Seattle. Offseason talk doesn’t change that.

  11. I have every reason to believe Graham’s second year will be very productive. Here’s why;

    “I’ve always said, ‘Any free agent that comes in usually plays a lot better his second year than he does his first year,’ ” Zimmer said this past week. “And I don’t know why that’s the case. I think if you look throughout the times, you can even talk about some of the guys we have now. I think Linval Joseph played a lot better his second year. Captain Munnerlyn, when he was here, played a lot better his second year. So, a lot of these guys that come in here as free agents, it takes them a year to get acclimated, whatever the situation is.”

    -Mike Zimmer

  12. There’s no debating that Jimmy Graham was a big disappointment last season.
    I honestly don’t have a problem with most of his numbers, especially when you factor in that he played the last 6 games with a broken thumb and a splint.

    But, he was paid to be a difference maker in the red zone, and he failed miserably at it.
    Whether it was personnel, execution, or McCarthy’s scheme, I really don’t know.
    It may have been a combination of any or all of them.
    But, if you’re going to continue to pay this guy top dollar, you better get it figured out.

    I do believe that MLF and his new offense will find a way to better utilize Graham’s size and veteran savvy, and I know they will use the overall TE position much more effectively than we’ve witnessed in GB in the past.
    They did it in Washington and they have in SF.

    George Kittle had a breakout year last season within the confines of this offense, and if that is any indication how the TE will be used, I’d expect a significant jump in Jimmy’s numbers, and good things to come for Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan.

    As always, excited for what the future has in store for this team and our fans.
    It feels so refreshing than just trotting out the same old tried and failed thing.

  13. I can’t tell you who asks it, but a reporter asks Jimmy in this same presser about if he was ever worried about the Packers not bringing him back this year. Jimmy is not pleased with the question to say the least.

    The presser may still be up on packers.com. It is worth watching. I like Jimmy more each time I hear him speak.👍

  14. If the guy can’t succeed with Aaron Rodgers, that O-line and a new offensive system, he never will. I’m not sure the second year adjustment excuse really applies when the second year is a whole new system and coaching staff. He will probably do just fine, but he’s still overpaid.

  15. Wafflestomp says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:55 am

    But, he was paid to be a difference maker in the red zone, and he failed miserably at it.
    Whether it was personnel, execution, or McCarthy’s scheme, I really don’t know.
    ——-
    But you are positive Aaron Rodgers had NOTHING to do with it right?

    No wonder Aaron Rodgers thinks so highly of himself.
    If a fan tries to hold Rodgers accountable, do they get the Winston Moss treatment of being sent out of GB ASAP?

  16. vikesfansteve says:
    August 7, 2019 at 7:39 am

    He will suck against everyone else but somehow put up Hall of Fame numbers against the Vikings.
    __________

    Well, he didn’t do it last year so I don’t know where the pessimism comes from.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:35 am
    I have every reason to believe Graham’s second year will be very productive. Here’s why;

    “I’ve always said, ‘Any free agent that comes in usually plays a lot better his second year than he does his first year,’ ” Zimmer said this past week. “And I don’t know why that’s the case. I think if you look throughout the times, you can even talk about some of the guys we have now. I think Linval Joseph played a lot better his second year. Captain Munnerlyn, when he was here, played a lot better his second year. So, a lot of these guys that come in here as free agents, it takes them a year to get acclimated, whatever the situation is.”

    -Mike Zimmer
    ____________________________________________

    Predictable cut & paste of a very old Zimmer quote (Captain M. for gods sake) has the typical packer logic flaw and subsequent spin to try and make a point.

    Grahams 1st year was a McCarthy offense. This year is his first year as well with the Baby Bosses offense. You 100% missed the point you were trying to make.

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 7, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Graham believes that “everybody thinks I’m old and slow now”
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    Maybe but its his effort in games that has been question since he arrived in Seattle. Offseason talk doesn’t change that.

    ++++++

    I’m sorry Jimmy but you are old and slow. His effort has been just fine. Leave it to Cheese to swing and miss when the ball is all teed up…

  19. purpleguy says:
    August 7, 2019 at 11:52 am

    If the guy can’t succeed with Aaron Rodgers, that O-line and a new offensive system, he never will. I’m not sure the second year adjustment excuse really applies when the second year is a whole new system and coaching staff. He will probably do just fine, but he’s still overpaid.
    ___________

    Point taken.

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