February 18, 2022 Edition
🏈-I’m going to tell you a story, one I’ve never told before. I was chillin in the parking lot of a chicken place in Paterson, New Jersey. I can’t remember the name of it, but they were known for their fast food chicken meals and sandwiches.
So, I’m leaning up against the railing outside there talking to a guy I knew from work when all of a sudden this black Range Rover (it was either a Range Rover or a Land Rover) pulls into the parking lot. Antonio Pierce gets out of the vehicle and starts walking toward the front door of the chicken spot.
I guess if you weren’t a New York Giant’s fan you wouldn’t have known who he was, but I knew.
Of course, I called him out, “Yo Antonio! What’s up man!” Like I knew him for 30 years…
He was cool as hell, as most of the Giants were at that time (Ron Dayne and Ralph Brown used to frequent the night club I was bouncing at). He was like, “what’s up,” and continued walking into the store.
When he went inside to order his food, I went to my car to get the New York Giant’s hard hat I just bought for work. I was working as an estimator for a demolition company back then. Anyway, my friend and I went inside to talk with him.
I asked him if I could take a picture with him while I was wearing the hard hat (my arms were bigger than his); 🤣🤣 he just laughed and said okay. And then we sat down, and I asked him a million questions about the Super Bowl they were just in. It was the year they beat the undefeated Patriots.
It was a great day. We had a friendly conversation with a lot of laughter, but I really wish I saved the picture.
I just read an article posted on the Star Ledger Online (NJ Newspaper) that was really about Herm Edwards, head coach of the Arizona Sate Sun Devils and former coach of the New York Jets, that Antonio Pierce was on his staff as a defensive coordinator, but just left to take a job with the Raiders as their new linebackers coach.
That’s the story with AP. He’s a good guy-very personable.
Herm Edwards, om the other hand, is on the hot seat at ASU, but that’s only partly because of Pierce’s departure. Apparently, he lost his offensive coordinator, five other coaches, and his QB and most important player Jayden Daniels is transferring. If that’s not enough, there’s also an investigation going on there for some reason I’m unaware of.
People love Herm Edwards, but his coaching career has been mediocre at best. He’s 25-18 in fours seasons with Arizona State, he was 39-41 in five seasons with the Jets, and 15-33 in his three seasons with the Chiefs.
We’ll see what happens there. Herm might be the next one leaving town.