Jimmy Graham prepares to block “75 percent” of the time
Regardless of whether Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham likes to block, he’ll be doing plenty of blocking with his new team. And he says he welcomes it.
“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.”
Other than the blocking. Apparently, he’ll be doing plenty of blocking.