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Seahawks Mess With Jimmy Graham During Pre-Game, Saints Retaliate By Trying To Kill Percy Harvin

In what appeared to be a spoiled friendly, pre-game interaction, Saints tight end superstar Jimmy Graham ended up ripping a knit cap off the head of Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin, resulting in a heated moment that could of come to blows were it not for the intervention of some cooler headed teammates (from both sides).

Wasn’t exactly over yet, however.

Literally moments before gametime, Graham and shutdown corner Richard Sherman got into it again, setting the stage for some punishing revenge hits later in first half.

Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints

Percy Harvin, in his first game this season, would take the brunt of the Saints frustration, going to the locker room for some smelling salts and a examination after this terrifying, illegal pop by safety Rafael Bush. He would return after passing concussion tests, though his brutal reintroduction to professional football didn’t stop there.

On a funky trick play kept alive by the athleticism of Russell Wilson, Harvin (who was supposed to be a decoy and completely out of the play) nearly caught a lob delicately placed in the end zone, only to be hit suspiciously hard when already on the ground.

No he will not return this time.

GIFs via Bleacher Report, NESN, GifdSports

  • Christian T

    Oh look the Saints doing dirty shit in the playoffs. Looks familar

  • Hayven Williams

    Theyve been caught before trying to hurt players I think this was intentional

  • Anonymous

    Looks like good hard hitting football to me. You’d think fans of a team who call their secondary the legion of boom would appreciate good hard hitting secondary play. Guess only when it’s Seattle doing the booming and not the one getting boomed.

  • spencer

    moki the second hit fans have no prob with its the first cheap ass helmet to helmet thats the prob. sherm got fined for much less and rafael got off with 15 yards. but the second hit was clean just unfortunate

  • Bievahh

    dirty lmfao, if you are a Seahawks fan you cant say anything about illegal hits.

  • Nina

    When have Seahawks ever intentionally targeted someone’s head?

  • Bievahh

    A lot they lead the league in defense penalties so I’m sure you can find film of it happening. If you are implying the Saints went for Harvin intentionally you need to watch the clip over again in normal speed.

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