Zach Strief’s retirement presser

Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints Forum' started by LaSalleAve, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    42,876
    Likes Received:
    16,754
    fanatic likes this.
  2. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    14,757
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    Watched most of it live yesterday. Agree, it was moving.
     
  3. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    42,876
    Likes Received:
    16,754
    The shit he said about Drew man I mean selfless offensive lineman to the very end.
     
  4. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty lives...

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    10,095
    Likes Received:
    2,406
    Normally hate Colon Cowturd because he's mostly a hack, but he makes a great argument about Drew Brees having a bigger impact on football than any other player; including Tom Brady. Although they don't show the clip, they mention the Strief presser and how much respect his team has for him (Drew).

     
  5. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,266
    Likes Received:
    2,576
    Continuing w/Zach's appreciation and comments, this is pretty cool about Jason Witten. I'm certainly no Dallas fan, but Witten was an outstanding player and this letter reflects what his presence meant to his teammates:

    Editor's note: Several of Jason Witten's teammates wanted to express their gratitude to the retiring Dallas Cowboys tight end with an open letter. These are their words.

    To 82,

    We have two words: Thank you.

    Thank you for setting the standard for us. Thank you for showing us the right way to go about it. Thank you for the incredible impact you made in football, but maybe more important in our lives. Thank you for being our conscience in tough times.

    When we all came into the NFL we were looking for guidance. You were that guy. You had done it. You had breathed it. You had lived it. But what made it special is you gave us all you got.

    Is Witten a 1st-ballot HOFer? Some experts disagree »
    Parcells remembers a dedicated rookie »
    Social media reaction from teammates and opponents »
    An open letter to Witten from teammates »
    An all-time tough guy »



    We celebrated in the end zone with you. There was nothing better. You punched us so hard we thought we were losing our breath. We’ll keep those memories with us forever.

    We’ll also remember the pain. Not just the physical pain with the lacerated spleen, the sprained ligaments or the broken jaw. But we remember the emotional pain. The time in the locker after losing to Green Bay in the 2016 playoffs. We gave our hearts that day. None more than you.

    We felt your pain because we know how much a championship meant to you and we wanted so badly to win one, not just for us, but for you. We will always carry that regret that we didn’t do enough for you to have that trophy in your hands.


    But that pain will not be our lasting memory. We will remember the times you held court at the head of the table on those training camp nights, telling us story after story. You had us rolling. We will remember those speeches you gave us. Because of you, we know the secret is in the dirt.

    This has been a strange week for us. We kept waiting to see your car in the front of the parking lot. We kept waiting to see you in the locker room or the weight room. We kept looking over to our left in the team meeting room and didn’t see you there.

    We know these past few days have been difficult, but just know you will be with us as we look to bring a Super Bowl back to this franchise.

    That’s our pledge to you.

    Sincerely,

    Sean Lee, Zack Martin, Dak Prescott, Tyrone Crawford, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, DeMarcus Lawrence, Jeff Heath, Cole Beasley, Dan Bailey and Byron Jones
     
    mctiger and Bengal B like this.

Share This Page