The Seattle Seahawks were expected to be a quality team in 2015, challenging to make the Super Bowl again after just falling short of winning it all last year.
But the new season hasn't worked out like that at all, with Seattle currently struggling all over the field. Tight end Jimmy Graham was a huge acquisition in the preseason and he hasn't made an impact at all.
The Seahawks want that to change, with head coach Pete Carroll saying they will do their best to get the football in the play-maker's hands.
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According to a report from Sheil Kapadia of ESPN, the Seahawks coach wants more from the former New Orleans Saints star and three-time Pro Bowler.
“We’d love to get more,” Carroll said. “We’d love to get more from everybody. I’d love to get the ball in his hands more."
Poor Play All-Round
Carroll went on to admit that a big reason for Graham's lack of production stems from poor play in Seattle's passing offense, with both the offensive line and quarterback Russell Wilson enjoying a far-from-ideal start to the 2015 campaign.
"He did well in this game, but we could use more. We only completed 15 passes in this game, so we need to get more activity out of him, just like we need to get more out of the other guys too. But he’s working hard at it.”
Graham has 21 catches for 204 yards so far this season and has been targeted just 27 times, including the five times he was thrown to in last Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Seahawks obviously need better from the man who was brought in to be the lead guy in their passing attack, but a lot of other players in that offense need to sharpen up before that can happen.