The Seattle Seahawks have one of the best tight ends in the game, but could he really be reduced to being a blocking decoy for three-quarters of the time?

Jimmy Graham has been criticized some during his career for an unwillingness to block.

Graham is the key to a power running game now, and is prepared to block for 75 percent of the time.

I’m blocking here,” Graham told reporters on Monday, via comments distributed by the team. “Out there the last few I was pretty banged up so midway through the year I kind of stopped blocking . . . . Now here, I’m blocking quite a bit and I love it. It’s very important for me to be a part of that here because that’s about 75 percent of the offense here, and when you have a back like [Marshawn Lynch] you want to be in there on those explosive runs, and you want to be a part of that.”

Graham was honest when he said that 3rd-and-10 or long-yardage situations are where he’ll make his money now.

By Glenn Erby


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