Q&A pt. 2

Hello everyone, I have gotten so many questions on here and through my Facebook so i saved them all and compiled them into one huge questionnaire which I will answer here. I want to thank all of you for asking me things and staying interested 🙂

Here we go!

What was the interaction between the NFL players and referees?
Well we were very cautions around them, I was so scared to get in trouble for the littlest things and watched every move I made. It seemed like every time I hit someone I went back to help them get up.

How bout “concussions” back in your day – i bet there was a lot!
Lets just say I don’t particularly remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.

The Cowboys under Landry versus the Cowboys now?
The Cowboys back then were almost perfection, I don’t want to brag but we really had our stuff down, now it seems like they are just trying to get to the top.

How was growing up in Amityville?
It wasn’t glamorous, it mostly consisted of playing sports, going to the beach and getting in a lot of trouble all the time.

Who was the nastiest defensive linemen of your era?
Dick Butkus, he was an unbelievable player.

Who helped you become the great player you were, and who were you able to mentor?
Bob Lilly. And as for mentoring I really more mentored myself. We more helped each other out than mentor, there were some great players I was with and we all sort of needed a little help in some areas.

What has John been up too since retiring?
Well, I got married, and I have 2 girls, I work for Arrow Magnolia International selling chemicals and have just been hangin’ out.

What difference would Landry make on todays players?
Discipline, I’m not saying they aren’t, but it would be a lot different. And there would be split second absolute perfection. And he would put up with any bull.

Who was the best offensive player?
Roger Staubach, mostly because he had to come up with plays on his own and was kind of the pack leader in a sense.

What do you think of the rule changes to protect offensive players?
I think its smart because its a balancing act, you don’t want to make it too lopsided. You are talking about the lively hood of a player and you want to protect him, he brings the crowd in and makes the game exciting.

How tough was Tex Schramm during contract negotiations?
A ruthless bear.

What is the one memory about playing for Coach Landry that stands out the most?
Probably carrying him off the field after the Superbowl, and seeing the huge smile on his face. It was a closure to a long uphill battle.

How can fans of the retired players help with contributing to an organization that helps them?
Well right now you can keep up and educate friends about the NFL Retiree Rights and Benefits fight that is going on right now, learn more here.

Who was the more emotional coach,Tom Landry or Lou Howard?
Defiantly Lou.


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