"[Fans don't always realize that] it's more than just playing on Sunday. If it was just us playing on Sunday, you would never see guys griping and complaining. Wednesday and Thursday makes you do that. It makes it so hard to lose, because you know how much work you put in during the course of five days, then to go out and lose a game, that's when tempers flare up, and you have these big blowups in the media.
"We work hard at what we do. It's not a 9 to 5 construction job. I have a lot of respect for the people who work in real hard labor jobs. I'll never compare it to that, because it is something fun to do. But it is a business, and the NFL owners do expect us to work very hard at making them a lot of money. It says in your NFL contract, you are paid to practice, not play on Sundays -- that's the fun part."