Posted January 11, 2014

Jimmy Graham gets into pregame verbal fracas with Seahawks players

New Orleans Saints, NFC South, NFC West, Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy Graham got things off to a contentious start Saturday.

Jimmy Graham got things off to a contentious start Saturday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

SEATTLE — Apparently, the 34-7 beatdown that the Seattle Seahawks put on the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 1 still rubs at least one Saints player a bit raw. More than two hours before the kickoff of the divisional rematch between the two teams at CenturyLink Field, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham became involved in a verbal altercation with various Seahawks players on the field.

As you can see from the GIFs below, Graham got into it with Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin — he was pointing and shouting at Irvin to get away from him. As Irvin moved closer to Graham, team officials broke it up before things could get serious. Linebacker Bobby Wagner was also involved in the near-fracas.

Various other Seahawks and Saints players talked a bit of trash again a few minutes later near the 50-yard line — that included Graham and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman exchanging a few post-holiday greetings.

Tempers flared right before kick off as well.

41 comments
Steve86
Steve86

Sherman and Graham are both DB's but it's pretty clear who won that battle.

R3
R3

Kinda sad what's happened to football since the gangs took over.

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

A lot of good it did him....he & his teammates showed who they are -personally & professionally- on the field. Arrogant, self-entitled, LOSERS.


Hope you Taints enjoyed the plane ride home...

PubliusK
PubliusK

Go, Seahawks!!!  I knew Pete would find a 'formula' to win.  I'm curious, does he inject them himself or does he have some boosters hire someone for that?

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Never has a team been so arrogant without ever winning anything. Can't wait to see this adderall riddled team get punched in the mouth. & Carroll is the epitome of a scumbag.

zydeco1948
zydeco1948

If pass interference is ever called again in this league, Seattle wont win a game...lol


mas
mas

Pregame "fracas' are good for competition as long as no one ends up in a hospital. You see it on the field all the time. That was no different except they werent padded up!

JPG
JPG

I think the Seahawks got the last laugh at this one.  Low class loud mouth thugs?  You mad bro?

MichaelDuerre
MichaelDuerre

By the way, after the game, Richard Sherman and some of the other Seattle players went over and shared hugs with Graham.  Yep, Randall, you're right.  Just a bunch of low class, loudmouth thugs!

Randall_Pink
Randall_Pink

Of course they did. The Seahawks are a bunch of lowclass loud mouth thugs. Wilson and Lynch are the only ones on that team that don't talk sh*t.  Notice how every team that plays Seattle gets pulled into some verbal jaw jacking that usually turns physical because they are a bunch loud mouths.

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

I love Jimmy Graham and all as a fellow U attendee, But jaw jacking the Seahawks in Seattle after what they did to you last month in Seattle... Just show them on the field.. 16-0 Seattle at halftime and that defense has just shut down NO.. Sould have kept quiet Jimmy....

Frank14
Frank14

personally, i'd avoid pissing off jimmy graham.

saintsfan1968
saintsfan1968

@Steve86 really?  Graham is far from a DB. Evident in that it took TWO defenders to cover him.

JaspreetSingh
JaspreetSingh

@R3  you're probably part of that group that called Richard Sherman a thug. 4.2 GPA in high school second in his high school class Stanford graduate with a 3.8 and best corner in the league if you call that a thug hell yeah i want to be a thug someday.

x72
x72

@R3 Well that and the adderall

danboz11
danboz11

@btcvsolo As opposed to to the classy organization the Seahawks run.....  

Mech
Mech

@zydeco1948What a load of horsepucky,,,,every team in the final eight plays pass protection as physical as Seattle does or they wouldnt be there. Seattle simply has the best athletes. You need a reason for your team's loss,,,, yeah that's what I thought.

DODGERFAIL2013
DODGERFAIL2013

@mas except for if your team isn't an elite level team, your priorities need to be elsewhere and not trash talking.

MichaelDuerre
MichaelDuerre

@Randall_PinkYeah.  No other teams in the NFL talk trash.  WTF planet are you living on?  I love how the haters have such a double standard when it comes to a team that's winning.  If Wilson and Lynch are the only ones who don't talk trash, show us some proof of everyone else on the team talking trash!  Pretty easy to make total BS statements just to be a troll, huh?

hakuzen
hakuzen

@Frank14 Why? He got shut down link the soft over-rated whiner he is.

JaspreetSingh
JaspreetSingh

@x72 @R3  THat happens one time and you make it the highlight of the mans career. Well i guess that's the only criticism you guys can make since we won.

JamesProvost
JamesProvost

@DODGERFAIL2013 @mas Both teams were in the Divisional round of the playoffs. What do you think is an elite team? And where should the priorities be and how does pre-game trash talk keep you from them? It's good for competition, and it is good for the NFL. Much more fan interest in the game was drawn from this incident.

PubliusK
PubliusK

@MichaelDuerre @Randall_Pink The trash talking is okay.  It's all good.  With the Hawks, it's all about cheating, doing everything you can outside the lines.  This is not an opinion, it's fact.  Cheatin Pete can't win any other way.

PubliusK
PubliusK

@lancervi.mje @PubliusK @MichaelDuerre @Randall_Pink What are you smoking, lancervi?  The only thing weaker than your argument is your sorry attempt at being tough.  This issue has been around Cheatin Pete since USC.  And by the way, the Pats were 2 behind Seattle and the guys that were suspended for them are no longer with the team and were not starters when they were caught.  Not quite the same with PEDhawks.  And your numbers do not include Sherman, who got off because someone touched his pee cup.

lancervi.mje
lancervi.mje

@PubliusK @MichaelDuerre @Randall_Pink It's a fact??? Then also be mad at the Patriots and the Broncos. The other top two teams with the most PED suspensions in past couple years. Just 1 behind Seattle.


Oh, but it's Denver and NE, so they don't count? See the bias? QUit running your jib, like the Silly Sally you are and shut the hell up.