An NFL Veteran’s Perspective: Q&A With Super Bowl XXXV Champion Clarence Love

Love was selected in the 4th round of the 1998 NFL draft (NFL.com)

You are more likely to contract Diabetes than play in a Super Bowl, let alone an NFL snap.  Former Eagle, Raven and Raider cornerback Clarence Love participated in two Super Bowls, winning with Baltimore (2001) and losing with Oakland (2003).  The veteran excelled in dime packages and special teams units.  Love was kind enough to share his experiences and opinions:

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No Excuses For Chris Cook in 2013

Cook has seen better days (Pioneer Press)

Make the most out of second opportunities.  O.J. Simpson did not, but Chris Cook should.  The injured Minnesota Vikings cornerback misses football too much to make another dim-witted blunder.  It was August 24, 2011 when Cook sat in jail wondering if his NFL career slipped through his fingers.  The justice system gave him new life, so now it’s time to fulfill his potential.

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Amidst “Legatron” Hype, Bryan Anger Blasts On

Anger headlines the Generation Y of punters (Getty Images)

Rarely is an “Employee of the Month” recipient the most deserving.  Through week 7 in the regular season, St. Louis Rams placekicker Greg Zuerlein (aka Legatron) has earned NFL Rookie of the Year consideration for his heart-stopping field goal range, but another special teams newcomer is excelling under the national radar.  Jacksonville Jaguars punter Bryan Anger has set his eyes on a multiple-decade NFL career, and his longevity will be fueled by Pele-esque genetics.

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Switching to Corner is Merely Michael Huff’s Latest Challenge

Huff imagines himself at cornerback (NFL.com)

Versatility is a major boon in the workforce.  Look at Tim Tebow, who plays fullback and punt coverage, which earns his NFL salary.  As for Oakland Raiders free safety Michael Huff, he is accustomed to shifting positions around the secondary.  Due to injuries to the team’s starting corners, Huff made an emergency start at right cornerback on Sunday.  We’ll see this for a while because the NFL veteran should emerge as the best cover corner in the Silver and Black.

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