On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Seahawks LB Michael Jackson, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, Host of the No Huddle show on the NFL on Tunein.com Brian Webber, Steelers legend Andy Russell and former Colts & Dolphins FB Don Nottingham.
Michael Jackson - Michael talked about his time playing at the University of Washington along with teammate Warren Moon. He talked about their Rose Bowl victory in 1977 over Michigan and his game saving interception on the 3 yard line as time was running out. He also talked about his time playing in Seattle and his strong belief that the Seahawks coaching staff threw the 1983 AFC Championship Game against the Raiders.
Tony Collins - Tony shared his thoughts on the possibility of Cardinals RB David Johnson getting 30 touches per game and if that would be good for his longevity in the game.
Brian Webber - Brian weighed in on Michael Vick interning with the Chiefs, the QB competition with the Browns between Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiller and DeShone Kizer, and some of the other top headlines heading into the start of training camp.
Andy Russell - Andy shared some great stories about Chuck Noll. He talked about what Chuck said to them the first he gathered the team together: "I watched game film and I figured out why you're losing...none of you are very good and I'm going to have to get rid of most of you." Andy also talked about how the LBs and DBs would regularly check out of the original play call depending on the offensive formation the other team would set up in and they were all so in tune with each other and so well prepared that no one had to call a defensive audible they just all knew the right switch to make.
Don Nottingham - Don talked about his time playing at Kent State in college and two young freshman that showed his senior year...Jack Lambert and Nick Saban. He also talked about being the last player chosen in the 1971 draft by the defending Super Bowl champion Colts. He shared stories about how Bubba Smith welcomed him to the NFL in training camp, how his nickname "The Human Bowling Ball" came about and the great work his local chapter of the NFL Alumni Association is doing for Special Olympics.