Looking past the two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties (dunking on the goalposts) and the sideline shouting match with head coach Sean Payton, Jimmy Graham had a tremendous game in the New Orleans Saints‘ win over the Tennessee Titans.
Graham had five catches for 48 yards, including two touchdown catches of six and 19 yards from veteran quarterback Luke McCown. Even in his limited preseason capacity, Graham was able to show why he is so highly valued as an offensive weapon. It goes without saying that Graham has had a crazy offseason, and it looks like it’s not really over.
Sure, emotions were running high, and these things tend to happen in the heat of the moment. But an argument like this won’t help Graham and the organization gel after the contract dispute.
But in regards to his performance, Graham is doing exactly what fans hoped he would. He’s playing aggressively and is showing off his playmaking ability, so it’s hard to complain about him. Of course, he’ll have to find a new means of celebration before the season starts, but fans won’t argue too much if he continues to put up big numbers in every game.
It’s great to see that Graham is getting right back on pace in terms of playmaking. The Saints know that he’ll be a big part of their offense going forward, so his play is definitely a good sign.