I was so saddened to hear of Don Meredith’s death today. He was the first football leader that I really appreciated working with, but I am still bitter because I am the reason he had to retire. A few years back at the the Tom Laundry reunion at Texas Stadium I remember going up to him about to shake his hand and I couldn’t help but cry when I looked down. He saw my grief as I said “Don, I am so sorry I missed that block” so which he graciously replied “What missed block?”. He was the kind of guy that would look to us for answers and plays in the huddle as we crowed around each other like children playing in the street.
He was one of the greatest, and will be forever missed. My condolences to family and friends of Don.