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Helmets Off

Jan 5, 2018

Former NFL Tight End Greg Baty joins Scott Mitchell.  Crazy thing, Greg was Scott's first roommate in the NFL.  You get a roommate during training camp and on the road.  Especially when you are a rookie.  

28 years ago, Greg had a conversation with Scott saying that Marijuana will be legalized.  Scott thought back then that he was up in the night.  Until now.  

Scott asks Greg to look into the crystal ball to predict other things that will happen in the future.  Greg didn't budge.  He is scared for his children and their children in the future.

Greg would always flood Scott with questions about the LDS religion while they were playing.  Greg didn't really know a lot about it.  When Scott came in to the NFL and Dan Marino thought he had a bunch of wives.

Back in the day, Scott remembers Greg being a big Donald Trump fan because of his business skills, but he wouldn't be able to own an NFL team.  

Greg feels that the problem that Barack Obama had is that he was never a businessman and never had to hire or fire anyone before.

Greg played Jim Harbaugh in little league football because he grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Greg recalls a time in the 5th grade where he was bigger than.  So they moved him up a level and it made him scared to play with older kids.  

When did Greg realize that he could play football professionally?  Greg just wanted to be a really good college football player.  He never thought he could play in the NFL.  When he was at Stanford, in his junior year, some of his teammates made it to the NFL.  He was comparable to them and that made him think he could do it.

Greg went to high school in New Jersey but went to college at Stanford.  He didn't want to go to Rutgers because they weren't very good back then.  He was also considering Notre Dame, the week of his trip, the coach called him and mention that his Dad went to Michigan.  That year, Michigan beat Notre Dame 25-0.  Greg jokingly mentioned that Michigan beat his team pretty good.  The coach flew off the handle and started swearing at him.  Greg cancelled his trip to South Bend.  Stanford called him right after and on short notice flew Greg out for a visit and he loved it.

Does Greg miss the game?  He absolutely does.  He has 4 boys that play football, but he is concerned about the safety because of the concussion issue.  But, he does miss the competition and lining up against guys that are bigger than him.

It's time to go through the Gauntlet of Truth.  What is his biggest regret?  He didn't play basketball in college.  He was recruited to play both.  He could dunk a basketball and what helped him do that is playing beach volleyball.

If he could go back in NFL history and play for any team in any era, what team would he play for and what position?  He would of loved to play for the great 49er teams.  He would also love to play with the current New England Patriots.

His biggest takeaway from his life that he would tell his kids is to never be a hypocrite and be true to yourself.  

Aside from parents and spouse, the greatest influence on his life is the athletic director at his high school.  He just retired from being the football coach and Greg never played for him but he worked with him to be one of the top 25 players in New Jersey.

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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