We know two things about Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham. He catches balls and he flies airplanes.
Oh, and we also know he doesn’t think much of that palooka Demovsky.
Next time you wanna call me out drop a pair and tag me…
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) September 19, 2018
Drop a pair and tag me…
What raised Graham’s ire is that Demovsky approached Graham to ask him a question. You know, doing his job and such. Graham didn’t want to talk. Demovsky pointed this out and exactly how long Graham hasn’t spoken to the media. By NFL rule, players can be fined for not speaking to the media.
So here is Demovsky’s full comment.
Approached Jimmy Graham in the locker room and he said he had no time to speak. He hasn’t talked to the media since July 28. Asked him if he would ever speak to us, he said: “That’s not my thing.” When asked if he’d just pay the ($10,000) fine, he had no response and walked away. Graham was sent a letter this week for failing to comply with the NFL’s media policy.
I remember when Sterling Sharpe, the second-greatest receiver in Packers history (behind Don Hutson, not Donald Driver, and only slightly ahead of James Lofton, which can be argued) wouldn’t talk to the media. He boycotted the local hacks mostly for what he felt were slights they perpetrated against him when he was a rookie.
What’s Graham’s deal? Not quite sure.
However, this isn’t anything new. PFT says he operated the same way in Seattle.
The move is nothing new for Graham. The number of times he answered questions from reporters over the last two seasons in Seattle can be counted on a set of fingers. He would frequently change in inaccessible areas of Seattle’s stadium locker room to avoid having to answer questions after games and would rarely be in the locker room at the team’s facility during the week.
Honestly, I really don’t care what Jimmy Graham has to say. I only care if he catches balls from QB1.
That palooka Demovsky should be able to do his job, but Graham’s response is still funny.