Benson said he might have to take some alternative persuasive measures.
"There's not much pressure to get this thing done right quick now that it got on the backburner a little bit," Benson said. "We've got so much stuff going, but it will get worked out pretty quick. I'm going to kick him a little bit (Benson chuckled). I like him. He's a nice guy. And he loves my wife (Gayle). I'm going to put her on him."Benson didn't sick his wife on Graham.. but he may have gotten some help from his fellow owners who did, in fact, kick Jimmy a little today.
Others have pointed out that this is the third dubious rule change in recent memory where the NFL appears to have targeted the Saints in some way.Sometimes, when an NFL player scores a touchdown in a game, he does a fun thing where he jumps into the air and "dunks" the football over the goalpost. Everyone likes it when players do this, because touchdowns are cool and so are dunks and so is watching a football player get really excited about the cool thing he just did. Naturally, the NFL has decided that this fun cannot be tolerated.
To recap, New Orleans Saints responsible for Joe Horn, Jimmy Graham, and Brett Favre Denied Another Super Bowl Chance Rules. #nola #saints
— Seymour D. Fair (@seymourdfair) March 25, 2014
I am never one to argue that the NFL is not, in fact, a terrible person. And, make no mistake, this is a stupid stupid rule change and a clear demonstration of the terribleness that is NFL. At the same time, though, I can't be the only person who was tired of the dunk thing after like the second time it happened, right?