Saints’ Graham Says Seahawks Defense Gambles On Not Getting Caught

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Jimmy Graham (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jimmy Graham (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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(1090 The Fan) — New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says part of the reason for the “Legion of Boom’s” greatness is because the players are taught to ignore the passing interference rule.

Graham, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, told the Mike and Mike in the Morning show on Friday Seattle’s defense gets physical with opposing receivers, knowing that even if they get flagged multiple times, they’ll get away with interfering more often than not.

“They’re the type of team that they’re very, very aggressive,” Graham said. “I think they teach, ‘Listen, they’re not going to call the P.I., so just grab and hold as much as you can.’”

The 27-year-old out of the University of Miami was shut down by the Seahawks on two occasions last season. Between the Monday Night Football matchup and the divisional round of the playoffs, Graham was held to just four catches for 50 yards.

Graham admitted to the show that the Seahawks had the best defense he has faced as a professional. He added that he and his teammates were “caught off guard” by how fast and physical the Seahawks were.

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