Packers: Top five performers vs. Eagles in Week 4 loss
By Jesse Fry
2. Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham, just like Adams, was highlighted as a player the Packers needed to feature more. And like Adams, it seemed as if that was the idea.
Graham proved he still can be a factor in the Packers’ passing game. He finished the night with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.
In this game, Graham might be better remembered for the two catches he didn’t make, but that would be unfair to Graham and his contributions. Graham made some key first down grabs in addition to his second touchdown this year.
Yes, the two passes Graham dropped on the second-to-last drive of the game for Green Bay were big, but those were difficult passes to catch. And to be honest, Graham should have never been put in a position to drop those anyway. Green Bay throwing four straight times from the one-yard line was just a bad call by the head coach.
Regardless, Graham still has a lot to offer the team. He may not have the same speed he used to, but he can still get open and be a pivotal player for the team moving forward.
He won’t and shouldn’t be asked to block a whole lot, but continued use of Graham that we saw Thursday night will only benefit the offense.