Valutazione discussione:
  • 0 voto(i) - 0 media
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Randall Cobb Color Rush Jersey
#1
OSHKOSH Randall Cobb Color Rush Jersey , Wis. — Two passions fuel Jimmy Graham, each related in one way or another with moving quickly through the air.Football in the fall, flying in the offseason.A 1950s-era amphibious plane that he restored to pristine condition also represents how far he has come back from a serious knee injury. Both rebuilds occurred a few years ago while he was playing for the Seattle Seahawks.This season, the aviation enthusiast and pass-catching tight end has landed in Wisconsin for the next leg of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers.More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinPhotos of the Week: 7/21/19 – 7/27/19Packers rookie Gary’s biggest critic is himselfTop Tweets: Former Badger TJ Watt has impressive four-year transformationPHOTOS: 2019 Green Bay Packers training campPackers’ Rodgers, LaFleur ironing out offense, building chemistry“They ebb and flow together. It’s the two biggest parts of my life,” Graham said about flying and football. “I don’t think I could be as good at one without the other.”Graham, a five-time Pro Bowler, signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Packers in the offseason following three years with the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers brought him in to provide a big target in the red zone for Aaron Rodgers.Through six games, Graham has 27 catches for 349 yards and a score, including 11 receptions on 20 targets over the past two games. With the Packers choppy so far in the red zone, Graham isn’t perhaps having quite the touchdown production he initially envisioned.“Hopefully they’ll start coming my way, too. It’s kind of a rough start for us, just not finishing really and not getting the ball down in the end zone https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Corey-Linsley-Jersey ,” Graham said after the 33-30 win on Monday night over the San Francisco 49ers.“We’ve got to work off that, with (Rodgers) and these receivers and these running backs and this O-line we’ve got, we’ve got a lot more than 30 points in us,” Graham said. “And learn from this … to get to where we’re scoring every time we touch the ball. That’s the goal. Start fast, finish fast.”7<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:Upon Further Review: Packers vs. 49ersBenny Sieu | USA TODAY SportsIt’s a goal to focus on for next week, though, when the Packers return from their bye to prepare for a game at the Los Angeles Rams.During this off week, Graham figures to be back in the air. He spoke about his love of flying over the summer during the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, about 50 miles southwest of Green Bay.“I’ll fly on off days. But basically once Wednesday starts, I’m doing nothing but watching film, getting the body ready and running people over,” Graham said.He wasn’t kidding — two days later, the Packers started training camp.Graham was drafted by the Saints in 2010 out of Miami. He played only one season of college football following four seasons as a power forward for the Hurricanes’ basketball program. He followed in the footsteps of other NFL tight ends with basketball backgrounds such as Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates.One of the main reasons he got into football was because “a lot of people didn’t believe I could do it,” Graham recounted.“I took that whole idea of how difficult and impossible this thing was going to be and just took one day at a time and kind of used it as fuel,” he said.His love of flying goes back to childhood after first seeing the Tom Cruise movie Jaire Alexander Jersey , “Top Gun.” He wanted to be a Navy Seal or Marine, but he got bigger and taller, so he played basketball.It was during his junior year at Miami he had the opportunity to sit in a single-engine plane with a pilot certified in aerobatics. The experience got him hooked.“Flying was such a want and a dream that I had as a child, the first moment that I had to attack it, I did,” Graham said.10<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> GalleryTongueHOTOS: Packers vs. 49ersIt was a challenge, too.“I feel like in my life, I’m always on the move, and I’m always looking for my next challenge, what can push me. And flying has really fulfilled that in many ways,” he added.He wants to share that passion with a new generation of aviators after becoming the honorary co-chair of EAA Young Eagles Program, which is dedicated to giving youth ages 8 to 17 their first free ride in a plane.“He brings a completely different perspective to our Young Eagles program. He’s a very accomplished individual, but did it really essentially himself,” EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said.“As he tells the story, he took his first airplane ride and it hooked him on aviation Lane Taylor Color Rush Jersey ,” Pelton added. “So I think that’s going to make him very relatable because that’s where he came from.”At Oshkosh, Graham gave rides to two young and aspiring pilots in his 1957 De Haviland DHC-2 Beaver. He started restoration on the classic in the summer of 2015.That November, Graham tore a patellar tendon in his knee, an injury that forced him to miss the final month of the season. The plane was finished in the summer of 2016. Graham returned for the 2016 season, and he has played every regular-season game since.“I think flying really focuses me, centers me,” Graham said. “It gets me to disconnect from the pressures that this game can provide.” Brian Gutekunst wasn’t willing to take a chance on whether his guy would fall through the 20s." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football Advice30 to draft safety Darnell SavageNew,65commentsBrian Gutekunst wasn’t willing to take a chance on whether his guy would fall through the 20s.CDTShareTweetShareSharePackers felt they had to move up from 30 to draft safety Darnell SavageChuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsDarnell Savage was not going to be available for the Green Bay Packers if they had stayed put at 30. That’s what general manager Brian Gutekunst and his personnel department believe, at least, and that is why they moved up nine picks in round one of the draft to select the Maryland safety with the 21st overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft.Gutekunst pulled off a shrewd deal with Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider, a former coworker from their days working under Ted Thompson. Green Bay only had to give up their two fourth-round draft picks, numbers 114 and 118 overall, to go up from 30 to 21. Interestingly, that 118th pick came to Green Bay last fall in exchange for the team’s last first-round safety — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.Speaking after the draft’s first round on Thursday night, Gutekunst explained why they made the move for Savage. “We thought he was an absolute difference maker https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Kevin-King-Jersey ,” Gutekunst said, adding later that he was one of the top targets on the team’s board after selecting Rashan Gary with the 12th pick. Meanwhile, he seemingly did not see many other players at safety that he liked: “we didn’t feel like it was a really deep group there,” he said, putting into focus just how strongly the team valued Savage. Considering that the Packers made Savage the first defensive back selected in the draft, it’s clear that he was safety number one on their board.As for the trade up, Gutekunst said it was necessary to get his man. “We didn’t think we could sit at 30 and have him fall to us,” he said. Evidently a number of teams in the 20s seemingly expressed interest in Savage, or at least convinced the Packers that they were considering taking him. Immediately after the Packers made the pick, the Baltimore Ravens traded out of pick number 22, suggesting that they may have been interested in him. Additionally, the Indianapolis Colts traded back from 26, and they may have been another possible landing spot. The traits that made Savage such a highly-prized commodity in Green Bay are numerous. From his elite speed — “he’s able to close the gap from center field or the hash” — to his big-play and turnover ability — “he’s been an impact player at Maryland for a number of years” — the potential for this young man is bright.Just don’t rely on the mock drafts when considering whether the trade was necessary.
Cita messaggio


Vai al forum:


Utenti che stanno guardando questa discussione: 1 Ospite(i)