Coffee with the Seahawks: The Jimmy Graham Effect


Here is a special Memorial Day edition of your morning reading list on the Seattle Seahawks for Monday May 25st. Jimmy Graham seems to be on everyone’s mind today. I don’t think it’ll be the last time this offseason that he dominates the what people are talking about.

With Jimmy Graham, Seahawks pose a new dilemma for defenses (Seattle Times)

Load up the box to stop Lynch and the Seahawks throw down the field to Graham. Bring in the nickel to stop Graham, and Seattle will kill you with Lynch. Jason Jenks breaks down the decisions that defenses will have to make against Seattle, and why the Graham trade made too much sense for the Seahawks.

Jimmy Graham Makes Seattle Seahawks’ Running Game Unstoppable (Rant)

Rant’s Doug Green had a similar thought as Jenks above. Green thinks that the poor-blocking Graham will make Seattle’s run game better because of it’ll change where the linebackers line up. Clearly, everyone is starting to think about how Graham’s presence on the field will change Seattle’s offense.

New Seahawks DC expects Tharold Simon to take the next step in 2015 (My Northwest)

Tharold Simon got off to a great start in 2014, but there is no denying that he played poorly in the playoffs. Many fans are ready to write him off as a guy that needs replaced. Kris Richard doesn’t agree. Seattle’s new defensive coordinator expect big things from the young cornerback.

Seahawks’ OTA will bring plenty of things to blow out of proportion (Kitsap Sun)

Sometimes, other people find a way to express what I’m thinking better than I could ever do. Jim Moore does that here. It is funny all the little stuff that every pretends is the biggest story of the year for a few days this time of year. The lack of consistent NFL news means that every story gets beaten to a pulp.

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