"It takes at least until March for your joints to heal up. It's funny, because we're all big guys, and a lot of the time when guys who are smaller than you come to shake your hand, they feel like they've got to give you a nice squeeze, to show you that they're a man. And that's really not the case, because when you shake most football players' hands, it's usually a real light shake. First of all, we're thinking, we can't be like a monster, and just squeeze the guy's hand, or this lady's hand. And second of all, our hands are so beat up, we can't squeeze anything anyway. It's not until around March that I can shake somebody's hand without grimacing in pain. By the time March gets here, that's when the off-season workout starts with the team. Hopefully, you get a chance to heal up between January and March. You never really get fully healed. You get healed just enough to get back in training camp and go play, but you never really get fully healed."