Rob Johnson tells all
Untold stories from a wild decade in the NFL. Replay the most recent Go Long Happy Hour right here.
There was good. There was bad. And, of course, a healthy amount of ugly.
The great thing about Rob Johnson? He’s more than willing to relive it all.
We welcomed the former Buffalo Bills quarterback on our most recent Happy Hour and props to members for asking excellent questions throughout. You can listen to the full replay below and/or link over to the “Go Long Podcast” feed to get it wherever you access podcasts.
Everything is discussed…
His feud with Doug Flutie. The quarterback controversy was very public — and Johnson wasn’t afraid to confront Flutie in private.
The Music City Miracle, from what went into the decision to name Johnson the starter to a fight at halftime between Bruce Smith and John Holocek. Players on that ‘99 team are still convinced they would’ve advanced to the Super Bowl to face the St. Louis Rams if not for that fateful lateral.
Next season, 2000, was even crazier. The Bills may have fielded the worst special teams unit in NFL history after firing Bruce DeHaven for Wade Phillips’ friend, Ronnie Jones. Players even thought Phillips was essentially giving up to land the Houston Texans job. It was strange.
Dan Snyder stories. Jon Gruden stories. (Johnson won a ring with Tampa Bay.)
Life at USC through the L.A. riots. Johnson also recalls hearing drive-by shootings nearly every day. Two of his teammates were shot while he was in college.
What made Jimmy Smith, Eric Moulds and Jerry Rice special as teammates?
All of his crazy injuries, from the six concussions to completely losing his grip after Tommy John surgery. He couldn’t pump gas or open a refrigerator.
Life today. He’s in major Dad Mode, traveling around the country for his daughter’s volleyball team, and he’s also very active himself. Hot yoga is Johnson’s secret. He’s also doing everything he can to help his father through dementia.
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Enjoy the audio below.
Our Q&A with Rob Johnson from two years ago, icymi:
Last week’s Friday Feature on Jody Fortson is also below. Not only is he a true Buffalo story. Fortson is eager to introduce himself as the Next Big Thing at tight end in 2023 with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs: