It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions' players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.
I think the officials and NFL owners are playing to the type of game that people want to see.
I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy.
The NFL, like life, is full of idiots.
There is no formula to making it to the NFL other than good fortune and and playing well in college.
To go to the next level, you have to be special, and I look for those special qualities in those players, those qualities that I think will translate to the NFL.
As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it's obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs.
My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition. You know, it's very little money.
I'm getting the basics with the AFL, but the NFL is a different animal.
I want to thank all of the fans and media who made playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.
I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it's a totally different league. There's a lot more to it.
Obviously my last two years in the NFL were not much fun at all.
In fact, an awful lot of N.F.L. club owners have practically no influence on their players at all, simply because they're not full-time working owners.
Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate, profit-making entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned.
Nobody is thinking they're going to come out here and put a team here and become a multimillionaire. I don't know anybody that comes into the NFL like that.
The NFL offensive blocking is played differently; they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders.