Did Jimmy get his groove back?

Jimmy Graham | Photo Credit: Anthony May Photography

The past two weeks Jimmy Graham has found his rhythm in Seattle’s power run offense. After his season ending injury in 2015, I wasn’t sure the Seahawks would figure out a way to implement him into the offense this year. A few years ago, Graham’s connection with New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was flawless. On third-and-goal, just throw it up to Graham and he was almost assured a catch. In Seattle, Graham and Russell Wilson seem to be forming that bond — finally. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell saw the light last week versus the San Francisco 49ers and put more faith in Wilson’s arm. Graham, Wilson’s top offensive weapon, finished with six receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown in a Seahawks victory over the 49ers. When the Seahawks needed a big play, they should look for Graham. He’s a possession receiver, a big target and will give linebackers and safeties fits up the middle. Getting the ball to him will open up deep balls for the Seahawks speed receivers, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson. For the second week in a row Wilson focused on getting Graham the ball. The tight end powered the Seahawks with six catches for 113 yards in a 27-17 win over the Jets. The passion and excitement that Graham is showing with every catch leads me to believe he is back and has found his role with the Seahawks. This is why the Seahawks traded for Graham: unbelievable one-handed catches, diving over-the-shoulder receptions in the vicinity of a linebacker and game-breaking performances to balance out the defense. This is what the 12’s have been waiting to see after trading a first round draft pick and Max Unger for Graham. Now that Wilson is visibly comfortable throwing it up to Graham, potency of the Seahawks offense should improve. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 5 but will host the NFC South leaders Atlanta Falcons the following week. Fans are eager to see Wilson and Graham connect on a more consistent basis, especially if they translate to resounding victories.

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