"You didn't see many rookies with the ability to perform precision routes like that. It just seemed natural to Jerry," Lott said. "After he had a rough game with a couple of drops, I saw him sitting at his locker crying. For a lot of people when they lose, it's not personal. For him it was always personal. It showed how much he wanted to be great."
"He was so meticulous about making sure he never compromised the integrity of being a great receiver," Lott said. "It can happen when you get older. He could have done it after his knee surgery or when he went to the Raiders. But he never compromised the integrity about being meticulous with his effort."