Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham


September 13, 2017

Brandon Graham

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham made 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks in a 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

Other notes:

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 16/36 for 267 yards in a 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 1 tackles and 0.5 sacks in a 17-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess made 3 tackles in a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars OG Patrick Omameh started in a 29-7 win over the Houston Texans
  • Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers made 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup. He also returned 3 punts for 33 yards and 1 kickoff for 14 yards.

13 comments

  1. Comments: 953
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    Roanman
    Sep 13, 2017 at 6:41 AM

    Is it over for the greatest QB, possibly greatest player in the history of the NFL?

    • Comments: 2231
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM

      I don’t think it’s over, but things are a little off. They lost Edelman for the year, and then Amendola got knocked out of the game with a concussion. There are a lot of spare parts there. Brandin Cooks had a decent game, and he’s kind of the new kid on the block. I think they’ll get it going. Plus the Chiefs have one of the top few defenses in the NFL, although they lost Eric Berry to an Achilles injury during that game.

    • Comments: 506
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      michymich
      Sep 13, 2017 at 9:57 PM

      I watched that game and didn’t see anything significant on the decline scale although I did see Brady go down pretty quickly late in the game not wanting to take a big hit.

      Is it me or does it irk anyone else that Rich Rod produced better NFL OLineman than Hoke and Harbaugh?

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        je93
        Sep 13, 2017 at 10:05 PM

        If by including Harbaugh you mean since he arrived at Michigan two years ago, yeah

        *at the beginning of RR’s third year, he had zero Wolverines in the League. Since arriving at Arizona in 2012, no wildcat OL have been drafted

        • Comments: 506
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          michymich
          Sep 14, 2017 at 2:06 AM

          When I think of the RR era at UM, I think Schofield and Omameh. Maybe Molk? I can’t judge RR at Arizona but the only guy I see on the horizon so far is Cole. I am not saying it won’t eventually tilt to Harbaugh especially at what he did at Stanford but if you just look at UM, it’s RR the gimmick finesse guy who is ahead of Hoke and Harbaugh.

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            je93
            Sep 14, 2017 at 8:57 AM

            My point is, at the beginning of year 3, RR had Molk (a Carr recruit) back from a season ending injury; omameh (a RSFr); Schofield (another RSFr) who want starting yet; and Lewan (a RSFr) starting his second year
            None of that was success as far as year 3 is concerned. It was too early to tell, just like it is now

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Sep 13, 2017 at 10:10 PM

        What irks me is that fans blamed RichRod for Hoke’s terrible OLs.

        OL was the one ONE! thing that RichRod absolutely knocked out of the park — and that’s why I’m so glad to have Frey back on campus.

        It should be noted that it wasn’t an overnight turnaround then either. But 2009 was a LOT better than 2008.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Sep 13, 2017 at 10:12 PM

        Too early to judge Harbaugh era on this front. Bredeson and Onwenu were both in his first real class and no one would be surprised if they ended up in the NFL.

        Hoke was a disaster though. Glasgow was his best example and he was a walk-on.

        We should really be saying Funk and Drevno. I doubt the HCs really have all that much influence on the OL development/identification etc.

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Sep 13, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    I like these posts, especially now that I barely ever watch NFL. This list feels short though – what is up with guys like Chesson, Darboh, Wormley, etc. I thought I read that Glasgow had a good game? I haven’t been tracking how they are doing much beyond the draft.

    • Comments: 2231
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 13, 2017 at 9:58 AM

      Chesson didn’t catch a pass, I think Darboh was out, Wormley didn’t play, etc. I think Glasgow had 2 tackles. Maybe I should have included Glasgow, but if they’re not listed, it’s generally because they didn’t do much noteworthy.

      • Comments: 3
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        Needs
        Sep 13, 2017 at 10:25 AM

        Darboh played sparingly for the Seahawks but almost made a great catch down by the goal line. (He caught the ball but couldn’t get his feet down because he was knocked out of bounds by three defenders while in the air).

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Sep 13, 2017 at 11:38 AM

      Thanks

  3. DonAZ
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    DonAZ
    Sep 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    You lead off with a write-up on Brandon Graham.

    Isn’t that a little self-serving … writing about yourself like that? 😉

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