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Continued: C.J.: One of Coach Grant's admirers wanted more than her book signed

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 17, 2013 - 6:35 AM

She noted that Grant didn’t start playing football until high school, while kids today start much younger, and that he did not play even in the pros against people as large as many of today’s athletes.

Coach Grant also disagrees with me and Smith about whether NFLers tackle to injure.

“I don’t think you have any control over that,” Grant said. “If I want to tackle you and you’re running, I’ll get you any way I can. You don’t do it on purpose. You won’t last in the league very long.”

We clearly need to have a longer conversation about the lost art of tackling to bring somebody down and as opposed to injuring someone.

What about Bounty Gate? And the tackle that ended Patriot Rob Gronkowski’s season looked to me like it was designed to injure.

When I asked Grant to review some film withe me he declined:

“I’ve seen enough in my lifetime.”

All Day does Disney

Adrian Peterson revealed his inner Mickey Mouse while posing for a photo with the “Disney on Ice” star over the weekend at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.

No room for that photo, but here’s the one released to me of Peterson’s family, fiancée Ashley Brown and their son, Adrian Peterson Jr., meeting the Mouse.

 

C.J. can be reached at cj@startribune.com and seen on Fox 9’s “Buzz.” E-mailers, please state a subject; “Hello” does not count. Attachments are not opened.

 

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