ZONK! Interview With Larry Csonka

Brad WolffContributor ISeptember 9, 2010

The NFL season begins tonight with the Saints playing the Vikings. Join a debate at 8:30pm ET to talk about the game. Join at any time and speak your mind. Now I had 2 NFL interviews ready and I chose out of my Oakland A's hat between Csonka and a two-time Pro Bowler. You tell me who won? Csonka was a part of the 1972 undefeated Dolphins team. He was one of the best running backs of all-time. He broke records at Syracuse University previously held by Ernie Davis, Floyd Little, Jim Nance, and the great Jim Brown. Here is our interview:

BW: How do you feel that when you were a top ten draft pick you made $20K a year and Ndamukong Suh, a top pick, will make $12M this year?
LC: The money would be nice (certainly) but I wouldn't change my history.
BW: Do you think a team will go 19-0? Why or why not?
LC: No, I don't.  It was extremely difficult to go 17-0 and that record has stood for 38 years.  I think the chances of this happening are remote
BW: What do you remember most about Don Shula as a coach?
LC: The undefeated season.BW: How did you gain all of the respect of your teammates, as Jim Langer was quoted as saying?
LC: I guess staying focused on my job and doing it to the best of my ability.
BW: What do you want to be remembered most for?
LC: Being a team player.

Related

    Small-Town Hero to NFL Draft’s Top TE

    Miami Dolphins logo
    Miami Dolphins

    Small-Town Hero to NFL Draft’s Top TE

    Mike Tanier
    via Bleacher Report

    How to Avoid Biggest NFL Draft Mistakes

    Miami Dolphins logo
    Miami Dolphins

    How to Avoid Biggest NFL Draft Mistakes

    Brad Gagnon
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Eagles Reward Foles with Restructured Contract

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Eagles Reward Foles with Restructured Contract

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Gaine 'Optimistic' Clowney Deal Will Get Done

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Gaine 'Optimistic' Clowney Deal Will Get Done

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report