At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids a little bit about life skills.
Together we knew that we could have success.
Domestic violence was a way of life in my home growing up, my brother and I watched helplessly numerous times as my mother was beaten and knocked unconscious while we dialed 911.
As you get older, youre always maturing, youre always learning something new about yourself.
We did it together. Not one individual carried this team.
These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros.
Coaches aren't concentrating enough of the technical part of this game and that could lead to injuries.
We have our own reasons for what's motivating us right now.
Injuries are part of the game, but sometimes we can avoid them by just practicing our techniques.
Technique is everything and we play a contact sport.
It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play.
Taking part in these types of programs is crucial to our youth and crucial to the future of this game.
Life favors those who are prepared
Obviously we will talk about doing everything we can to make our sport as safe as possible.
I encourage everyone out there to get involved.
The most important thing we stressed is that we want those kids to be productive citizens.
Professional sports are something they can't control.
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