Audio: The Grant Napear Show – September 7, 2011
The time of year has come when football fans can rejoice, with the college game kicking off last weekend and week one of the NFL season getting started Thursday night, provoking the listeners to chime in on everything from thoughts on their favorite teams to preference of network pregame shows.
Early on, Stanford Cardinal Head Football Coach David Shaw checked in to say that Andrew Luck’s skill goes beyond what shows up on film – pointing out Luck’s leadership ability and fearlessness when it comes to holding teammates accountable. Shaw went on to discuss what he’s learned from Jim Harbaugh as well as his own father, who coached at Stanford in the ’70s.
In the third hour, FOX NFL pregame host Curt Menefee previewed the upcoming year for the Seattle Seahawks. Menefee also discussed some of FOX’s week one matchups and talked about the joy of working with guys like Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson.
Grant then had a compelling interview with Former New York Giants’ linebacker Harry Carson. Carson talked about his new book, “Captain For Life”. Carson also recounted some of his best moments on the field, but states that the physical after-effects of playing in the NFL have taken a large toll on him, which inspired the book.
Saving the best for last, FOX Sports’ Kenny Albert provided a look into the Washington Redskins’ standing as the 2011 NFL season is about to get underway. Kenny responds to Joe Theismann’s prediction that the ‘Skins are a team capable of double-digit wins, conceding that Washington has improved greatly but might not quite be ready to leap into 10-win territory.