08-02-2008, 12:29 AM
I'll try to catch it and post his comments.
08-02-2008, 12:34 AM
Zimmerman waiting so long to get in is a joke IMO. I hope he goes off on how Broncos get snubbed for the HOF. Screw the HOF !!!!
08-02-2008, 01:28 AM
He just finished. Before I get to Gary's presser, Anthony Munoze (sp?) was one of the current HOFers to talk before the new inductees. He gave Gary some nice props talking about watching him on film and picking up on techniques used on certain ends. Gary was brief, but good. You could tell they are all a bit nervous and overwhelmed by the whole thing. Opening remarks were what an honor and a big deal this is and that you just couldn't know it until you were a part of it. He has felt like he has been in a dream from the moment they notified him, and he just doesn't want anyone to wake him up until after the induction! The first question was about him not talking to the media during his career. He said the reason for this was after a bad loss his rookie year in Minnesota, he was asked by a reporter "what happened out there" and he said "the Offense didn't come to play, and the Defense didn't come to play, we just didn't show up today". The next morning the headlines on the front page were- Zimmerman says "Defense didn't come to play or even show up for game"! Said it was taken out of context, but had the entire "D" pissed off at him. Someone asked him if he was aware that fellow inductee D Greene might have cost him another SB by picking off the pass that sealed the NFC championship game between the Skins and the Vikings. He said he was actually glad that it worked out the way it did. That by winning one at the end of his career it made it so special that he feels it was perfect for him. They mentioned him having another opportunity to win a second SB had he come back for another season and he said there was no way the body could have done it. When Pat Bolen called him to plead the Bronco's case he told him "Mr. Bolen, I would just be stealing a paycheck from you, and I respect you to much to do that". The last question was about what he would tell a young kid, Little League, Jr High, or High School who was asked or told he would be playing the line instead of a "glamour" skill position. Gary didn't hesitate and said to "be a blue collar player, aproach the game that way and you will do fine. Do what they ask and always give them your best."
08-02-2008, 01:39 AM
Careful, Broncobuff may hit you.
08-02-2008, 01:46 AM
Why? Spoilers? Meh..whatever. He can try :wiggle: .