July 23, 2009

Born A Bronco: An Article On Daniel Graham

The Broncos have drafted 2 second round tight ends the last three years. I speak of Tony Scheffler and Richard Quinn. Will this stop the best blocking tight end in the NFL from being a force for the Broncos? Unlikely. I speak of course, of Daniel Graham.


Daniel Graham was born in Torrance, California in November of 1978. Early in his childhood his family moved to Denver, Colorado where Daniel went on to play football at Thomas Jefferson high school. Daniel specialized at many positions in high school. He played tight end, outside linebacker, long snapper and place kicker. If playing all those position wasn't enough, he also played basketball and lettered three times.



His high school football stats were very impressive. Only playing in seven games his senior year, he managed to catch 33 passes for 741 yards, which if you average out, comes to an impressive 22.5 yards a catch. He also played defense, recording 29 tackles and 12 sacks.



Daniel played college ball for the Colorado Buffs. For the first two games of his freshman year, he played fullback before being switched over to tight end. After his senior year, he was named First-Team All-American and won the John Mackey award as the nations best tight end.


"With the 21st overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, the New England Patriots select Tight End Daniel Graham, University of Colorado." Hearing those words changed Daniel Graham's life. The Tight End in New England's offensive system is primarily used as a blocker. So who better to get then Daniel Graham.



In New England, Graham established himself as one of the best if not the best blocking tight end in the NFL. But he also blossomed as a good receiver. Even in New England's system, Daniel was able to catch 83 passes. In 2006, Daniel was named the Patriot's offensive team caption, an honor which was well deserved.



At the end of the 2006 season, Daniel Graham became a free agent. He was the best free agent tight end available. He had many other teams he could've signed with but he chose the Broncos. He chose the Broncos because he was born a Bronco. he went to High School in Colorado, he went to college in Colorado, and his dad, Tom Graham, played for the Broncos during the 70's. On March 7, 2007, Graham agreed to a luxurious 5 year, $30 million deal with $15 million guaranteed.



Graham spent his first 2 years as a Bronco in Mike Shanahan's offensive system. In Shanahan's offense, he accumulated 56 catches while rotating time at tight end with team mate Tony Scheffler.


Now comes the 2009 season with a new coach Josh McDaniels. Josh McDaniels was with the Patriots organization when Graham played there. Josh is looking to bring a New England type offense to Denver except something will be a little different, the tight ends will be more involved in the passing game. This system will allow Graham to use his blocking skills along with his pass catching skills.

Daniel has proven to be an impact on the field and he has also made an impact off the field. The Daniel Graham foundation was created to support families from challenge to triumph by influencing youth and focusing on the areas of health, education, financial management, and community service.


Daniel Graham is an example of a true Denver Bronco.

164 comments:

  1. thank you. aren't I so awesome

    ReplyDelete
  2. What no picture?? Sup with that?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Haha what up guys, saw dave thought I was doing something with the screen? I haven't touched it been away all day. Now got 15 members nice. And to Doc how do you know writing an article is as good as sex aren't you a little young?

    ReplyDelete
  4. so are we staying on this one?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah I think we should stay on this blog. The other one is getting close to 200.

    Good article Chris... quite a few typos but not too bad. Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So what has been happening with you guys, other than what I know, like florio's dad and his new GPS.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Doc is probably trying to put a picture in his post.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yep the gps is crazy awesome

    ReplyDelete
  9. Not much going on here. Have to wake up early, again, to meet with a school counselor about switching my degrees. Yip-ee.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Is it one that has the voice thing. There are a number of ones you can download, like a sluty voice or an abusive voice.

    ReplyDelete
  11. HAHAHAHA, what possessed him to post that picture in his article?? LOL Too funny!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a chick with an aussie accent

    ReplyDelete
  13. Actually I did it thought it went well with the Born a Bronco thing.

    Also an Aussie chick that would be awesome. Does she say G'Day mate?

    ReplyDelete
  14. I was set to get an AA degree and I didn't want to go through with it and have to take a bunch of classes that mean nothing to me like science and math while also wasting my time taking those classes. So I'm switching to a business degree, classes are more fun and most of them are with the same teacher who I just adore. Plus it will take me less time to get that than an AA. Probably will graduate next spring, HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. no. she doesn't strike up a conversation with you. she just tells you where to go.

    ReplyDelete
  16. No matter who put the picture up, its kinda funny. Didn't see that one coming.

    ReplyDelete
  17. So are you doing commerce and management classes.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well I've already taken over half of the classes I need for this degree, only 5 or 6 away from graduation. I already have my switch approved I just need to know in depth what and how many exact classes I have left. But yeah I've already taken business management, communications, marketing, accounting (barely survived that!). And this fall I'm taking entreprenuership, an HR class and 2 others that count for the degree.

    ReplyDelete
  19. hey guys, I'm back. sorry I was gone. had to go bury a dead body in my backyard.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I was going to throw it in the lake. decided I would bury it instead.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Aussie, can you put up a different picture of Daniel Graham? I don't know how.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Then last spring I took what they call Internship classes... they're not an actual internship (doesn't make any sense why they call it that but they do) and the teacher gives you at least 10 choices on what you could do, like make a career plan like I did or anything related to business. So they have an Internship 1 & 2 so the first one goes for the first 8 weeks and the 2nd goes for the last 8 weeks. For some reason I decided to wait on taking the 2nd one so I'll have to come up with something else to do. The career plan I did was awesome, worth 200 pts, he told me it was one of the best career plans he's ever seen. Gotten A's in all his classes. I don't mind doing the work, would rather take business classes for the rest of my life than another science class. Last time I did that, teacher failed me cause I got her in trouble!! haha, don't mess with me. Was so worth though.

    ReplyDelete
  23. ten more minutes til showtime

    ReplyDelete
  24. I will change pic and what body did you bury?

    ReplyDelete
  25. That better? Oh and what body?

    ReplyDelete
  26. have you heard of Rachel ray? she has a tv show on food network?

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love her show also.

    ya well she has a sister named Maria and I accidentally killed Maria so I had to hide the body.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Never heard or seen it, but then again I live in Australia

    ReplyDelete
  29. "nobody gives florio's_mom a bed time"

    -florio's_mom

    ReplyDelete
  30. haha you going to bed now florio or are you rebeling?

    ReplyDelete
  31. my "bed time" was 11... remember?

    you guys dared me to stay up till 11:30.

    ReplyDelete
  32. ok well here's the story. I tied my shoes together and was trying to get them stuck on a telephone wire and when I threw them up I missed and they hit Maria Ray in the head. I've been hiding the body in my basement under my bed the last few days but the body is starting to smell really bad so I decided once my parents went to sleep tonight I would bury her body in my backyard. I had to put rocks on top of the burial spot because my dog was trying to dig out the body.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Haha and you passed with flying colours, so what time are you going for?

    ReplyDelete
  34. no we dared you to stay up until 1230.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Now that is funny Doc, our little murder.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Alright, time for sleepy time!! Need to finish this article for tomorrow, so I'll talk to you all later.

    I'm out like a light! Cheerio!! hahaha

    ReplyDelete
  37. it was never 12:30 you liar/murderer.

    ReplyDelete
  38. LOL, they say Cheerio in England when they say goodbye. Thought it was funny!! I laughed.

    Plus you guys are being too much of a distraction... trying to finish this article and all I can do is laugh at this conversation.

    ReplyDelete
  39. yes it was. we decided it would be 1230 when you weren't online. whats the matter, Florios_Mom cant stay up that late?

    ReplyDelete
  40. Princess, I was able to do an article in less then an hour, and this was my first article. whats takin you so long?

    ReplyDelete
  41. Haha I have never heard a Pom say Cheerio where did you get that from?

    ReplyDelete
  42. you never said that. I stayed up til 11:30+, besides Im leaving for vacation on saturday and i have a lot of thing to do tomorrow. I don't need to prove anything to you. I could go to bed at 8 and you can't say a word.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Florio, don't make up excuses. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  44. Throw some jelly on them they are about to fight haha

    ReplyDelete
  45. are you mad cuz you didn't go on vacation this summer?

    ReplyDelete
  46. Its taking me so long cause I care about how it looks, I don't want one typo and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to stuff like this. I take my time with it. And like I said, you guys are a distraction!!

    When I went to England 8 years ago, every time we left somewhere they always said Cheerio! I couldn't stop laughing. Was so funny.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Haha whenever I am with a pom and want to leave they always say, just one more pint.

    ReplyDelete
  48. To Wisconin? heck no son, I went to So Cal and I went to Nevada and Oregon. I went places where their is actually stuff to do. Florio, I still love you.

    ReplyDelete
  49. okay. did you know that wisconsin has like 2000 water parks?

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wisconsin also has cheese!! hahaha Good stuff right there!

    ReplyDelete
  51. when its what 50 degrees below zero their. no thank you. california and Nevada water parks are best because it actually breaks 100 degrees over here.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Wisconsin also has packers

    ReplyDelete
  53. So, how about Australia now that is the shit.

    ReplyDelete
  54. with the exception of swine flu and arnold California is better than Australia

    ReplyDelete
  55. it hits past 100 all the time in wisconsin.

    And also there are huge indoor waterparks

    ReplyDelete
  56. Haha since you have never been here how would you know? Have you heard of meter maids.

    ReplyDelete
  57. have you heard of santa Cruz?

    ReplyDelete
  58. how would you know if you've never been to California?

    ReplyDelete
  59. Alright, I'm seriously leaving this time.

    Goodnight fellas!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Yes I have and it doesn't beat meter maids, hot babes in gold bikinis that go around and put change in your parking meter so you don't get fines, Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Princess, Rice Cricpies.

    ReplyDelete
  62. meter maids? sounds pretty awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  63. ya well do they have Hooters in Australlia?

    ReplyDelete
  64. Check it if you don't believe me, Link

    Surfers Paradise, in QLD best place on earth, Babes, Clubs, Casinos, the best beaches for surfing with the maddest rips. Strip joints if you in to that. It is so nice love hitting that place up.

    ReplyDelete
  65. In Surfers paradise they do, I meant a hot babe there.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Wow. so its just us dudes for once. Whatda we talk about now?

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hot babes by the sound of it haha

    ReplyDelete
  68. we could talk about how sexy I am.

    ReplyDelete
  69. so was broncochick1 really a dude?

    ReplyDelete
  70. No other hot babe before my girlfriend, she was nice but not my type.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Haha no thanks doc, and I don't know with broncochick1

    ReplyDelete
  72. yes Broncochick is some weird Bronco fan who thought it would be funny to post as a girl.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I know this stuff. why did they avoid the question? or, it could be some trans who became a girl and doesn't want to talk bout it.

    ReplyDelete
  74. so she never really said. Correct?

    ReplyDelete
  75. okay. I have a feeling she was one of those people that complained about us blogging on DB.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. probably. oh well. its because she was jealous. thats why she wanted us to hang out with her at a mall.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Im not. I think Aussie might be.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Not a geek, but I know alot about technology you?

    ReplyDelete
  79. ok here is a weird question and you don't have to answer if you don't want to. does anybody have any diseases or body deformations?

    ReplyDelete
  80. im deathly allergic to peanuts.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Nothing 100% percent normal, you Doc?

    ReplyDelete
  82. that sucks. my dad is allergic to cats.

    ReplyDelete
  83. I think it is funny how 50 years ago no one was allergic to anything, nowadays people can be allergic to a number of things, What changed?

    ReplyDelete
  84. i know a lot of technology.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Florio, so if I wanted to murder you all I would have to do is put nuts in you're mouth?

    ReplyDelete
  86. eeewwwwwww, wait, that sounded really disgusting.

    ReplyDelete
  87. hand sanitizer. People don't let germs touch them. So they really don't have "tough skin" so when thy come in contact with an allergen their body doesn't know what to think and attacks it thus giving you symptoms

    ReplyDelete
  88. or lace my cup with peanut oil.

    ReplyDelete
  89. new question, what cell phone carrier do you use?

    ReplyDelete
  90. Telstra, aussie company and I got to say Doc that was gross before.

    ReplyDelete
  91. what can we talk about?...

    ReplyDelete
  92. the office, family guy, south park, ESPN, MTV

    ReplyDelete
  93. Pretty much the same as Doc for me and throw in some UFC

    ReplyDelete
  94. espn, vs., altitude

    The Soup.
    Sports Soup.
    SNL.

    ReplyDelete
  95. UFC is fake now that is a joke have ever watched a fight???

    ReplyDelete
  96. nope. I just know all those wrestling shows are fake. not sure if it was UFC but I watched one of those wrestling shows and it was such BS. thats just not my cup of tea.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I really want to go to sleep right now but I can't.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Haha UFC isn't wrestling, that is WWE and what not. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is where they get fights from all different types of martial arts backgrounds and let them at it. It is brutal Dave even knows some guys that compete in it.

    ReplyDelete
  99. so. that doesn't change the way i feel about it. i still dont like it.

    ReplyDelete
  100. you have to go to sleep first Florio. I've been ragging on you for going to sleep early and if I go before you do then I would loose my pride.

    ReplyDelete
  101. im heading to bed cause i have that power. unlike chris. lol

    ReplyDelete
  102. Yeah it is not everyone's cup of tea. And I will beat you both, you both will be in bed and I will still be here, wahahaha

    ReplyDelete
  103. wait one second. you are one hour behind me

    ReplyDelete
  104. ya Im not really into the fighting stuff. I can understand fighting someone in self defense but in a sport? it just doesn't seem right.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I like more the technique then the fighting, the way they go about they work is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  106. west coast always wins baby!!!

    ReplyDelete
  107. whatever im going to bed cuz im the bigger person.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Im not a wuss. Im just better than you.

    ReplyDelete
  109. Night wusses, I will still be up, 5 pm baby

    ReplyDelete
  110. lol. okay, it really doesn't matter. I'll see you guys later. I'll try and post before i leave for vacation.

    bye

    ReplyDelete
  111. Ya!!! I win!!! hahahahahahaha in you're face Florio!!!

    ReplyDelete
  112. later Florio. Im leaving to. goodnight sugaraussie.

    ReplyDelete
  113. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  114. It's late and everyone is gone, sniff, sniff. Oh well. I saw you guys posting about UFC? I know Matt Hughes and have met Tim Sylvia.

    Funny night. I got an email from Ashley with an attachment of her article to proofread and help out with. The attachment wouldn't open so I came to the blog and saw Daniel Graham. I assumed it was hers and "copied and pasted" it to an email to Ash, to change. I did all the punctuation suggestions and rearranging of words and sent it to her, LOL! She will see that and say "What the hell is Dave thinking? LOL. Anyways, I sent her another email saying "Nevermind." I resent it to Doc, if he wants to clean it up any. Still a good article though.

    Everybody assumed Josh would get rid of Graham Because NE wouldn't keep him? They forgot to realize that Belichoke wouldn't bring him back, not Josh.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Silly silly Dave!! HAHAHAHAHA, you are too funny!!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Worst part was, I was sober.......

    ReplyDelete
  117. haha, thanks Dave. I will clean up the punctuation and errors.

    ReplyDelete
  118. That makes it even more funny Dave! Yeah I read you had coffee instead of beer, sounds like you were wired on caffeine!! hahahahaha

    ReplyDelete
  119. Broncos#80. You always come on when we're gone and I always leave when others come on? Hmmmm. Anyways, I off till this evening. Sorry...

    ReplyDelete
  120. My new article is up... hope you all enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  121. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  122. Not sure if it was you, Doc, or florio? That's the point. Creates confusion and bad feelings.

    ReplyDelete
  123. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete