Jimmy Graham’s run-blocking technique isn’t quite yet perfected, as you’re about to find out.
Check out this questionable attempt from Friday night’s action when the Seattle Seahawks hit the road to take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jimmy Graham. Mid-season form. https://t.co/gkqbMqVeWI
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 22, 2015
It must be noted that Dee Ford, the defender who simply hopped over Graham’s blundering “block,” isn’t exactly the most physically imposing player on the Chiefs roster. He’s a speed-rusher who tends to get pushed around in the running game, making this attempt at blocking all the more hilarious/sad.
To be fair, Graham wasn’t the only Seahawks blocker who whiffed on the play, either. But that’s another story for another day.
During his time with the New Orleans Saints, Graham wasn’t asked to do much run-blocking. He was utilized strictly as a pass-catching tight end, which actually led to some dispute about whether or not he should get paid as a receiver or a tight end, if you remember.
Now with the Seahawks—a team that features a run-first approach—he’s being asked to take on defensive ends and linebackers on the edge.
Clearly, this is still a work in progress.