On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Browns DB Felix Wright, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Steelers & Seahawks DB Willie Williams, former Steelers & Bears RB Tim Worley and former Rams Pro Bowl Guard Kent Hill.
Felix Wright - We talked with Felix about what he thinks it's going to take to for the Browns to finally get on the right path to being a winning organization. We also talked about his infamous hit on Bills WR Don Beebe and his memories of playing against Barry Sanders.
Tony Collins - We got Tony's thoughts on whether he thinks the Patriots should trade Jimmy Garoppolo, potentially to the Browns, for their #12 pick in the draft or keep him as the heir apparent to Tom Brady. We also talked about the reception they received back in Boston following their Super Bowl 20 loss to the Bears. Did the fans welcome them home following an otherwise great season or did the long suffering Boston fans at the time already turn the page to the Celtics who were in the middle of a run to their 3rd NBA title of the 1980's?
Willie Williams - Willie shared his insights and thoughts about the Steelers performance in the AFC Championship Game plus two of their young DBs in Artie Burns and Sean Davis. He also talked about what it was like being a part of the great defense the Steelers had in the mid 90's, plus how Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene used to routinely override the defensive play calls from the coaches.
Tim Worley - Tim talked about his struggles with drugs and the temptations that money brought him as a first round pick in 1989. He told us what he would say to Steelers WR Martavis Bryant and rookies entering the league if he could spend some time with them. We also got his thoughts on his alma mater, the University of Georgia, and Tim boldly stated that there is no reason why they shouldn't win the SEC East division this season and that this year's recruiting class will play for a national championship by the time they are seniors.
Kent Hill - We got Kent's thoughts on the Rams first season back in LA and their new, young Head Coach Sean McVay. We also talked about the direction the Rams need to go in this year's draft, whether he realized at the time how special it was that he had an opporutnity to play in a Super Bowl his rookie season (he never got an opportunity to get back) and his memories of playing against the '85 Bears in the NFC Championship game that year.