With 41-year-old Redskins cornerback Darrell Green
Green: Lifestyle. Moral living. Treating this job the same for 19 years as my dad treated his job at Maxwell House for 30 years—like it was really important. If you're an NFL player burning the candle on both ends, drinking a lot, women on the side, your career won't last.
SI: Greatest memory.
Green: Playing 19 years. As I get near the end, it seems like a moment.
SI: Favorite interception.
Green: Off Joe Montana. I stepped in front of Jerry Rice [in 1986] at the right time. I had so much respect for both of them. It was interesting playing against Jerry. With almost every great receiver I faced—Roy Green, Mike Quick, Michael Irvin, Cris Carter—we always talked and built camaraderie. There was none of that with Jerry. I busted him about it once in the paper, and the next time he saw me, he said, "Man, I'm superstitious about talking on the field," I don't know—I always played the game for fun.
SI: Joe Gibbs.
Green: One of my heroes. He taught me you can be a strong general but kind if you need to be. You know what else he taught me? How to deal with [my wife's] postpartum depression.