Saints lose to Rams 31 – 21 in a huge upset. Before winning the game today the Rams were win less in 6 of their previous games. However the Saints were not doing too bad with 5 wins and 2 loses and a huge blowout game against the Colts last week scoring 62 points. It doesn’t make sense for the Saints to come off a win like that against the Colts and lose to the Rams who haven’t won a game before this. Saints could not stop themselves from scoring last week, but in this game they did not score any points in the first half. Seems like you never know with the Saints, you can not predict how the game will go and if they will win or lose. Saints were expected to win this one but it doesn’t matter what another team’s record is because they are all professional football players. Rams running back Steven Jackson plowed through the Saints defense with 159 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rams overall played better on defense and on offense than the Saints. I still have my faith in the Saints because they are a really good team but they can shock their fans from time to time. Saints fall to record of 5 – 3 but are still on top of the NFC South Division. Next Sunday, the Saints play Tampa Bay at the Superdome.
At 6-6 and 260 lbs, Jimmy Graham seems to be currently the best Tight End in the league! The stats are there to prove it. Jimmy Graham had an impressive rookie start last year for the Saints and has only gotten better starting in his second year. He has become a hot target for quarterback Drew Brees and averages 15 yards per catch. Graham had a tough child hood, at age 11 he was placed in a group home where he was bullied and physically beaten. A church youth counselor took him in, improved his grades, and straightened him out to become a basketball star for his high school and earning a basketball scholarship to University of Miami. Graham played basketball from 2005 to 2009 at the University of Miami and graduated with a double major in marketing and management. After graduating, Graham stayed at Miami to take some graduate classes and played a season of football. Turns out as good as he was playing basketball, he was a great football player at the tight end position scoring 5 touchdowns. Drafted by the New Orleans saints in 2010 with the help of former tight end Jeremy Shockey, Graham has made his mark as an elite all pro football player. Jimmy Graham turned out to be a great grab by New Orleans and his future is looking like a “hall of fame” kind of player. Graham at age 24 is a tough, strong, hard to tackle, outstanding football player and I hope to have him as a Saint for a long time.
Here is a video about Jimmy Graham and his childhood: