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Jimmy Graham, Russell Wilson on a fast learning curve

The moment Seattle acquired Jimmy Graham, it was easy to understand how the tight end could fill the biggest void in the Seahawks' offense.

During OTAs Graham has reportedly been unstoppable and gives Russell Wilson a pass-catcher he can target even when it appears he's not open.

"Throwing to him is easy," Wilson said last week, via the Seattle Times.

The back-shoulder throws and timing patterns that make him a menace to defensive backs -- especially in the red zone --will take time to coalesce between the 6-foot-7 tight end and quarterback, but Graham said he and Wilson are already ahead of the pace.

"That stuff takes time," Graham said, "but honestly me and Russ have been on kind of this accelerated learning curve. He just gets it up and gives you an opportunity to be great. We'll be keep working on that, and we'll be just fine come the season, because that's a big thing. That's all about the connection, that's all about knowing what each other is going to do and what each other likes."

Getting the quarterback and his most talented target on the same page early in the summer will be huge come August when they can then work out the minutia during preseason.

Graham understands he won't see the multitude of targets he got in New Orleans. The goal is to make the one's directed his way count, especially in the end zone.

"I know there will be times -- big moments in a game where I'm going to have to go out there and make a play," Graham said. "That's what I'm focusing on."

Perhaps he means big moments like second down at the 1-yard line with 26 seconds left in the Super Bowl?

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