'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Doug Flutie remembers feeling how his arm was ready to fall off during his one year in the USFL. Nate Newton recalls how he did absolutely nothing but rest for an entire month after playing his two USFL 18-game regular seasons.
Here's a four-letter word everyone's using these days: J-E-T-S.
Run, run, run. That's all Texas coach Mack Brown wants to talk about.
Ten or 20 years ago, Nate Newton and William "The Refrigerator" Perry were on a short list of larger-than-life rarities in the NFL. The 300-plus-pound behemoths made headlines simply for existing. Their every move shook the field and made people take notice.
No NFL team is truly prepared for losing a key player, especially a Pro Bowl left offensive tackle. You can spend years building line depth and teaching guys to play multiple positions, but you're still going to feel it — right between the eyes — when your quarterback's blindside bodyguard goes down.
"Today, Jason had a fairy godmother AND fairy godfather," offensive lineman Nate Newton said that afternoon.
"I truly don't want to be disrespectful _ all these are good people, I've researched them _ and they're playing to the cameras, and that's fine," Newton said.