Jimmy Graham is the best receiving tight end in the NFL, but will the Seahawks line him up as a blocker? On Monday, Jimmy Graham told reporters that he will be a blocking 75 percent of the time, but the other 25 percent of the time he will make money.
“I’m blocking here,” Graham told reporters on Monday, via comments distributed by the team. “Out there the last few I was pretty banged up so midway through the year I kind of stopped blocking . . . . Now here, I’m blocking quite a bit and I love it. It’s very important for me to be a part of that here because that’s about 75 percent of the offense here, and when you have a back like [Marshawn Lynch] you want to be in there on those explosive runs, and you want to be a part of that.”
The other 25 percent of the time, Graham will be the guy we’ve come to know in New Orleans.
“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,” Graham said. “Down there in the red zone. That’s just what I’ve always done. I’m doing the most down there.”