Teddy “3 Ring” Johnson got his nickname from winning 3 Super Bowls as a linebacker with the New England Patriots. He had a huge career in the NFL, making memorable tackles and developing smart plays in every game. But did it all come at a cost? Ted is known for his contributions to Concussion Awareness within the NFL. Tune in to find out just what he has to say on the matter, and how it affected him and his career moving forward today.
Lesson of the Day: Commit To Excellence, Live With Honor.
- Doing Radio has helped me to be an advocate for concussions and substance abuse within the NFL. Its a serious problem and one that people need to be made aware of.
- It was difficult to walk away from the NFL, but I knew something was wrong, I wasn’t the same person and it was better for my team and especially myself and my health to retire.
- After the article came out, I don’t get invited behind the velvet rope like I used to, but thats okay because it makes me feel good to know that I helped some people and brought awareness to the problem.
- Ted vs. Belichick- “what makes him success is because he stays detached. He coaches the best players really hard.”
“Its all about the attitude… I know that I’m not the most experienced, but simply I don’t want to be outworked by anyone. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I don’t want to be surpassed by anyone. What separates me from the rest, is truly wanting to have the best and be the best… It is about that contagious work ethic. When you work hard, people follow your example, and I think it pays off well.” – Michael Lynch, Stove Monkeys: T-Shirts for Chefs