You learn to kid around and joke and not take things too seriously because somehow its all gonna work out for the best - or you're gonna make it work out.
You have to be prepared for things like that and I think the coaches here have worked very hard getting us ready for everything under the sun.
When you look at other defensive ends who have been inducted prior, you look at the hard numbers, and you do say, this is a subjective thing.
Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between.
The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.
The emotions of the game do not change.
Sure enough, it wasn't long until I got a call, telling me I had a scholarship there. It was the only scholarship offer I had and, believe me, I jumped at it.
Merlin really taught me how to concentrate, that you play each play as if it were the only play. And if you put all the plays together like that, then you'll come out on top.
I think we all want to be remembered for what we did.
I think my numbers speak for themselves.
I remember when I started in place of Deacon in last year's first game in San Francisco. felt like I was taking a part of him away.
I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general.
He took me under his wing when I first came to the Rams and taught me everything - his technique in the pass rush, how to play off blockers, and how to make the big play.
He owned a service station, and I used to go there and piddle around - pump some gas, get in the way.
Football has been my life for as long as I can remember.
Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
But this was my chance to go to the Super Bowl. Nothing was going to stop me.
It's unbelievable how many things I've learned from Merlin Olsen.
Boy, I'll tell you, when the Rams drafted me No. 1, it surprised me. I was walking on air for days.
I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It's like having a mental workshop.
There are no opportune times for a penalty, and this is not one of those times.
One day, though, I was asked if I'd like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator.
You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
I thought it would be much, much higher with all the talented players this state has produced. I would hope that number would grow quickly.
All I can think is that the population wasn't there until recently. I would have to think that number will grow quickly.