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Michael Bennett Thinks Jimmy Graham is Soft and Overrated

After Jimmy Graham had a pre-game shouting match with Seahawks players yesterday, the Saints tight end was held to just one catch for eight yards in his team’s 23-15 loss.

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When asked why Graham was a non-factor, Seattle’s stud defensive lineman Michael Bennett offered a theory. “Because he’s overrated,” Bennett said. “If he doesn’t get a chance to get the ball — that’s all he can really do — he doesn’t help in the blocking game, so I think he’s overrated and I’m not scared to say that on TV.”

Mike Freeman added to that quote a little bit as well:

In an era where many athletes speak in platitudes and are deathly afraid of the repercussions from an aggressive soundbite, it’s refreshing that Bennett told us how he really feels.

[H/T NESN]

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