Extra Points - RGIII talks ulterior motives, Graham a TE or WR?

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2.  The NFL rules Jimmy Graham is a tight end.

Is New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham a tight end or a wide receiver?  Well the NFL has ruled that he’s designated as a tight end for the franchise tag.  But is this fair?  The recent trend of tight end use around the league is use them all over the place.  They line up next to the tackle, in the slot, and spilt out wide.

Sometime the tight end lines up in the backfield as an H-back as well.  But the NFL concludes that if the tight end is at least within 4 yards of the tackle, then they can still perform the functions of a tight end.  I think Graham is a tight end.  He performs more tight end duties than wide receiver duties, so I think that’s the determining factor.

And this ruling may come into play at some point down the road for Redskins tight end Jordan Reed.  Who showed a lot of potential ins rookie season last year.

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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  • http://twitter.com/aprilwalker14 april walker

    QB needs to quit talking about Mike, he got what he wanted, Mikes gone. Now he has nobody to blame but himself if things go wrong.

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      RGIII probably should have just said last year is in the past, and I’m focused on this year. That probably would have been the best way to answer that question. As for blame last season, it’s kind of hard for me to blame much on a quarterback coming off of a catastrophic knee injury, and had no offseason to prepare. But I think you’re right in that a healthy RGIII should be held much more accountable this season.

      • bearisity

        With how injured RGIII was he shouldn’t of been in the games the coach put him in. I remember hearing doctors reports warning them not to put him in the games. That is all on the coach for seriously injuring him in the first place.

        • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

          I agree. If Shanahan didn’t think RGIII was healthy enough to play, then he should have started Cousins. And I also agree that Shanahan is to blame for RGIII’s torn ACL.

      • http://twitter.com/aprilwalker14 april walker

        I wasn’t blaming QB for how he played. He was hurt and I understand that completely. It was all the extra stuff he done last year that I was referring to. He said many things that stirred the pot with us fans and media about where the blame for the bad year should be put, and done a few things also. “operation patience” ring a bell??

        • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

          I think as his career moves forward you will see a much more mature RGIII. But last season was just a bad situation and the knee injury didn’t make things any better. However, I think the criticism he received last season will help keep him grounded, and wanted to keep getting better.

  • trinity

    Things should be more stable in DC now. Hopefully RG3 only had a problem with shanahan exclusively, and he isn’t a coach killer type. I think manziel is going to be a huge bust. I’m calling it. This guy will be an epic failure as an NFL quarterback.

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      Some of the best quarterbacks didn’t get along with their head coaches. So RGIII isn’t unusual in that regard. Sometimes it’s just about matching up personalities. I think Jay Gruden is a better fit for RGIII. As for Manziel, He needs to show where his priorities are. If partying is a bigger priority than football, then he will be a bust.

      • bearisity

        Maybe Manziel knows he is going to be a bust too and thats why he is partying so hardcore. Hell i seen him in a pic with beiber you know he has to far at that point.

        • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

          He just doesn’t get it yet. He’ll find out soon though, when his teammates aren’t taking him seriously.