Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. University of Tennessee alumnus. Seven-year NFL veteran with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (six years) and the New York Jets (one year). Lifelong Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers fan. Also still cheer for the Bucs. Did some coaching on the Little League, high school and collegiate levels. Been blogging for the last four years off and on. Love to engage in vigorous debate.
Stephen, great article on "failing in the clutch." It was eye-opening, but comforting at the same time to know that professional athletes go through the same mental process that normal everyday people go through in their lives, about decisions, actions, or moments they wish they could do over. I hope you achieved some level of catharsis from writing that powerful article.
Hey Steve long time no talk to! Nice to see you on B/R. Hope to talk to you again soon.
It's great to read articles through the perspective of players who've really played the game before. I've enjoyed your articles so far, and am looking forward to reading more.
Its's mad cool that you had sacks in the NFL, and actually had a shot to play in the league. Not many people can say that. I'm definitely looking forward to reading your articles!
I always love seeing former NFL players writing for BR. Welcome aboard, Stephen. Look forward to reading more of your stuff.