Good read on the NFL Nation Blog today. Check it out if you get a chance. Ready to get chills? Check out this little Yasinskas-extracted tidbit:
Then, sometime after Dimitroff led the search that resulted in the hiring of coach Mike Smith and before the 2008 draft, Blank delivered another message that really hasn’t been revealed publicly.
"Arthur whispered very lucidly, 'Get me out of the single digits,'" Dimitroff said with a laugh during last month's NFL owners meeting as he recalled Blank's pep talk.
Oh man. Love it. Rest of the article deals with our comfort picking 27th in this month's draft. But the Dimitroff quote is just pure gold. Gold I say! Don't be surprised if MGM makes a movie about our Dirty Birds 10-15 years from now. Ya know, after we win a couple Super Bowls.
TD (and Arthur Blank for that matter) is someone who looks fear in the face, knees it where-the-sun-don't-shine, and runs away laughing maniacally.
End of homerific outburst.