Michael Bennett: Jimmy Graham is soft and overrated
Jimmy Graham was a total non-factor in the New Orleans Saints’ 23-15 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, leading one Seahawks defender decided to run a little wild with the postgame trash talk.
After the game, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who had six tackles and a half sack in the win, called Graham “soft” and the most overrated player in the NFL, as Mike Freeman noted.
Graham had just 1 catch for 8 yards and was only targeted six times because of all the coverage the Seahawks had on him. They did a great job taking him out of the game and deserve credit for it. But let’s be real: Graham has been one of the best at his position for the past three seasons. You don’t catch 86 balls for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns — as Graham did this season — by being overrated.
The comments from Bennett are obviously excessive, but clearly Seattle was pleased with the way they took Graham out of the game. And the soft comment has to do with Graham getting into a fight with the Seahawks before the game:
And what can we say about Bennett? He just seemed to be in a great mood all game: