Saints at Falcons: Jimmy Graham with the monster stiff-arm (GIF)


Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) during the fourth quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Through about three quarters, the New Orleans Saints aren’t exactly blowing out the Atlanta Falcons on the road like many expected them too, but they still hold a slim four-point lead at 17-13.

The Falcons have tried about all they could tonight on defense to keep this high-powered Saints offense in check, but the problem is, they’re just that–high-powered and hard to stop.

One of the hardest entities within this group to stop is tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham’s combination of size, speed and power make him one of the most versatile threats in the NFL.

He’s also a nightmare for defensive backs, as Atlanta found out earlier.

The Saints had the ball near their own 40 yard line when Drew Bree dropped back and found Graham wide open in the middle. Jimmy Graham in open space usually never ends well for a defensive back.

Actually, it usually ends in a violent stiff-arm like this:

That’s just brutal right there.

 

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