"When I held out, it was no fun," Dickerson said. "I'm sure it's not fun for Aaron Donald. ... I've been in Aaron Donald's shoes. He wants to come back here very badly. Trust me, I know how a football player thinks. You want to get paid, because you do it for a living. This is his job. I know he's not trying to be selfish with his football team, but like anything else, he has to take care of him. And also the team has to move forward, too."
"My thing is I'm all about the fans," said Dickerson, who will continue to do a radio show and television appearances. "Coach, I'm letting you know right now, if you play well, I'm going to say you're playing well. If you ain't playing good, you're going to hear it from me. I'm your biggest fan and your biggest critic, and that's just me. I love this football team. I want my team to win."