Being part of Bleeding Green Nation has it’s perks. One of those is you get to work with a great group of people that become family over time, and the other is you get access to incredibly fascinating characters that helped shape Philadelphia Eagles’ history.
Today I was joined by one of those characters, as former Eagle defensive end Chris Long joined me for a BGN Radio Special to talk about life after football and his partnership with the Crown Royal Water Break.
When asked about a possible return to the Eagles (you know I had to ask) and football in general, Long has this to say...
“I’m not, like, ever closing the door on football… Listen, I could be 38 and if I feel good like I could go kick somebodies ass and somebody called, it was the right situation, I’d consider it… Like I said, last offseason I was all in to do a couple more, I was playing well enough to do a couple more and I feel good physically but the situation just wasn’t agreeable in the one place I wanted to play. Rather than going to play somewhere else, I just said ‘you know what, I always wanted to retire earlier than late’…
There was one place I really wanted to play, like I said, and that was Philly, and you know there were some other ideas, so it just kind of is what it is.”
Other topics discussed with Long include:
- What he’s got going on in the media world
- His partnership with the Crown Royal Water Break (stay hydrated!)
- Thoughts on the development of Derek Barnett & Josh Sweat
- Malcolm Jenkins’ voice in the locker room
- His favorite pass rush move that he could never hit
- What he’d do with his clone (he might be in trouble)
You can listen to the entire BGN Radio Special conversation by listening on the media player below or clicking here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!