Best tight end in the NFL is New Orleans Saints Graham, not Patriots Gronkowski

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Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) rushes past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

All you hear these days when the topic of conversation is tight ends, is how dominating and awesome Rob Gronkowski is.  For the most part, this is very true.

Gronk is an imposing figure and has the stats to prove it, but he’s just not up to the caliber of athlete that Jimmy Graham is.

Unlike Gronk, Jimmy is absolutely uncoverable.  Alike from Gronk, Jimmy is the favorite target of his QB.  The difference is that the Saints have numerous weapons to choose from, as well as a ridiculous running attack.

Last year the only target for Brady to go to besides Gronk was Wes Welker, and Aaron Hernandez.  I’m curious to see how much action Gronk gets in 2012 with the additions of wide reciever Brandon Lloyd, and fullback Tony Fiammetta.

Lloyd should be a legitimate deep threat, and Fiametta should improve the run game if the Patriots decide to have one of those this year.

Back to Jimmy, the guy who makes pro bowl linebackers like Patrick Willis (49ers) look stupid with his incredible athleticism, and turns talented db’s like Brent Grimes (Falcons) into little children.  He just out classes people.

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Tags: Aaron Hernandez Brandon Lloyd Brent Grimes Jimmy Graham New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York Giants Patrick Willis Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady Tony Fiametta Wes Welker

  • larryjames836

    New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham is best tight end in the NFL, know matter how you guys may feel about the Saints. Be honest with yourselves the Saints are the elite team in the NFL they are so good remember that old saying the first shell be last, and the last shell be first. I know its hard for some of you to become believers that the Saints are first don’t get me wrong now for years they were the underdogs for years. Now the table is turning and the New Orleans Saints has become a winning team the NFL commissioners and all the others are calling us cheater and bounty hunters. To all of you that think the Saints are cheater and bounty hunters you are wrong the Saints are just that good so don’t hate just debate who’s the best in the NFL.

  • caliluv49

    Well martin, your an idiot… just caught in your own little delusional bubble. You do realize that Gronk was playing on a bum ankle. He was a game time decision and yet this is the best argument you could come up with. Try harder, this is the laziest attempt at an article I have ever seen.

  • caliluv49

    Well martin, you’re an idiot… just caught in your own little delusional bubble. You do realize that Gronk was playing on a bum ankle. He was a game time decision and yet this is the best argument you could come up with. Try harder, this is the laziest attempt at an article I have ever seen.

    • martinpicha

      Gronk and his coach stated that he(Gronk) was 100% for the super bowl, but if you need to tell yourself he was hurt to sleep at night, then go ahead and do that. Thanks for reading!

  • JamesMorse

    …Both Gronk. & Graham r exceptional. What Jimmy needs is, 1. stay healthy & 2. Drew Brees.

  • larryjames836

    @JamesMorse; Are they going to sign Drew Brees, do you think this offseason affected the Saints ability to play at they best this year with all of Roger Goodell doing and changes in the NFL it sucks. This fight at practice will Roger Goodell penalize them for this there are to many changes.

  • JoePetitjean

     @larryjames836 We should have Drew in camp by the end of the week. Jimmy Graham  is a stud.

  • JoePetitjean

    That they are but Jimmy Graham is the faster of the 2..And he will have Drew soon. 

  • larryjames836

    @JoePetitjean; They had a write up on ESPN saying that New Orleans Saints offered Brees 19 million didn’t want it, 20 million or above. Some players has to take contract cut to help get Brees signed that’s not fair.

  • JamesMorse

    @larryjames836 …@ this point, Drew Brees is looking greedy. I.d.k.. All we need is #9 & we’ll b a contender, period.