The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks were just starting to get warmed up before their NFC divisional playoff game in Seattle when things got hot.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and several Seahawks players had to be separated during the early warmups at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. As Graham was warming up near the Seahawks’ bench, he and linebacker Bruce Irvin exchanged unpleasantries. Several Seahawks players joined in and a member of the Saints’ staff held Graham back.
Have to say, in 20 years of doing this, never seen dudes get into it during pre, pre-game stuff. Never.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) January 11, 2014
Shouting and pointing went on a little longer before Graham moved off.
— Bear Heiser (@BearHeiser) January 11, 2014
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 11, 2014
There’s a lot at stake today, obviously, and maybe it had a little something to do with that 34-7 thumping the Seahawks gave the Saints in early December.