On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Saints & Rams FB Mike Karney, former Chargers DE Burt Grossman, former Chargers, Vikings & Giants DB and Thursday Night Tailgate Hall of Famer Vencie Glenn, and former Colts DB Leonard Humphries. Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joined us to make our picks for AFC/NFC Championship Games plus check out our Spotlight on the Positive segment to hear 2 more stories about players doing great things in their communities.
Mike Karney - We talked with Mike about how he ended up playing his college ball for Arizona State. He shared with us that his willingness to out work people at every level was his greatest attribute. We also talked about his 3 touchdown game against Dallas on Sunday Night Football back in 2006 and how the Saints released him on the night on his wedding rehearsal dinner.
Burt Grossman - Burt played his college ball at Pitt and his roommate all 4 years was Tony Siragusa. He talked about the trouble they got into and perhaps all the fights and his reputation for getting into trouble might have kept the Steelers from drafting him in 1989. He also shared his thoughts on the Chargers moving to LA and the great things he's doing now helping kids who are former gang members get an education.
Vencie Glenn - Vencie talked in great detail about why he thinks Dean Spanos is moving the Chargers to LA. He shared his frustration with the organization and gave great insight both as a former member of the Chargers and a long time member of the San Diego community. He also gave credit to Gill Byrd as the player who taught him the most about how to be successful playing in the NFL.
Leonard Humphries - Leonard shared his thoughts on his alma mater Penn State and the season they had. He also shared his frustration realted to the playoff selection committee overlooking them this year. He also shared stories from his years playing for the Colts and the disappointment of losing the 1995 AFC Championship Game to the Steelers.