Thoughts For Earnest Graham

November 4th, 2010

Joe’s put this off for too long.

During the Cardinals-Bucs broadcast on Sunday, the announcers said that one of Earnest Graham’s close relatives — Joe’s 99 percent sure it was his mother — is gravely ill and he had been dealing with that.

Graham was not practicing today at Tropicana Field, per And while Graham has been nursing a hamstring injury, Joe hopes he’s not out dealing with more pressing family concerns.

Joe wants to send his best wishes to Graham and his family.

Graham has always been very accomodating of Joe and Graham may be the most active in charitable activities among all Buccaneers. Graham spends his share of time helping in the Tampa Bay area, and around Fort Myers where he grew up. They even named a street for him down there after a resident unknown to Graham peititioned the city to make it happen.

Joe just wants to shoot his best wishes to Graham.

6 Responses to “Thoughts For Earnest Graham”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    I thought they said Grand Mother…but either way…


    Thoughts and prayers to EG and family.

    It’s guys like Earnest who make this league as great as it is. For every naturally-blessed and overly self-indulged Moss, there’s 5 Earnest Graham’s (Shelton Quarles, Jerry Wunsch, etc) that will go virtually unknown to the rest of the country. The league is full of guys that work hard every day and put their team, family, community ahead of “making it rain” and “keeping it real”.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Very well said Greg Olsen!

  4. Gruss222 Says:

    Can’t say is any better Greg!! Prayers for the Graham family.

  5. safety Says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the Graham family.

  6. oar Says:

    DITTO! Great comment!
    Wishing them well and prayers to Graham and his family.