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Helmets Off

Jan 23, 2018

Two left handed quarterbacks in Scott Mitchell and Brock Huard catch up.  Come to find out, there isn’t that many left handed quarterbacks who played in the NFL.  Brock married a left handed women but none of their kids are left handed.  Scott’s quarterback’s coach when he was drafted to the Miami Dolphins was in a frenzy.  Brock does every sport right handed except when he throws. 

Both Brock and Scott were coached by Tom Moore and exchanged stories and even impersonations.  Scott tells the story of his team in Detroit that started the season 0-3 and their head coach Wayne Fontes called the team in wondering what was going on.  They just needed to throw the ball more.  Wayne Fontes was fired and Tom Moore left to go to the Indianapolis Colts to coach a guy named Peyton Manning.  Brock Huard was his backup, which meant that he didn’t play.  Brock tells a story about playing the Dallas Cowboys at home.  They ran the same play 18 straight times and it was never stopped.

The Monday Night Football crew talked to Tom Moore and asked him why Peyton Manning got all of the reps in practice.  Scott wasn’t sure who the backup QB was.  But Tom said that if Peyton doesn’t play then they are effed and they don’t practice effed.  Come to find out that backup QB was Brock Huard.  But Brock’s commentary experience was fueled by working with Peyton Manning. 

Is Tom Brady the greatest of all-time?  Brock is amazed at how well Tom has played and how he is still playing at a high level at age 40.  His older brother Damon was in training camp with New England and he was scared that he was going to be cut because the third string QB was really good, even better than Drew Bledsoe who was the starter.  That third string QB was Tom Brady.  Brock had dinner with Tom Brady when visiting his brother in New England and could tell that he had high expectations for himself (Brady).

Brock had one brother play in the NFL and another almost played, which is rare but he gives his dad who coached him in high school a lot of credit.  But growing up, he would always be playing and competing against his brothers spent thousands upon thousands of hours. 

Time for the Gauntlet of Truth.  If Brock could play in any era of the NFL and with any team, who would he want to play with?  He would play for the current New England Patriots.  Brock’s biggest regret in his life was his lack of vulnerability and not getting more help.  The one thing that he wants people to know about Brock Huard is how thankful he was for participating in a team in sports and in life.  Other than his wife and parents, who has the greatest influence of his life is Scott Sears.  He brought him to being a Christian. 

Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.

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