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DP: You're almost embarrassed to admit that, aren't you?
JM: I know, it's crazy. If I could run from here to my front door, I'd be trying to come back and take Brett Favre's place.
DP: Take inventory here, Joe. How many concussions? What hurts? Or is it easier to say what doesn't hurt? I mean, you had back surgery, knee surgery—you can't feel your leg sometimes....
JM: The thing that bugs me the most right now is probably my knee. It doesn't hurt as much as when my back acts up, but the problem is that it's constant. I can't really run a lot, or plant and turn and twist. I can't play a lot of golf because it swells up, but other than that.... You know, my elbow, I had surgery....
DP: Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? Could you help Tim Tebow become a first-round talent as a quarterback?
JM: It's so hard to figure out how these people put together the criteria for being drafted in the first round. There are unanswered questions—he's not under center, he runs the ball more—and you just don't know whether he's going to make that transition [to a drop-back QB]. This may be a generalization, and I'm sure I'll get a lot of crap for it, but you have to get under center, at least a little bit. A lot of guys who haven't done it struggle trying to make those decisions as you drop back. It's different than making that decision from the shotgun.
DP: So you would just have him under center this final year?
JM: That would be great for him if they do.
DP: Is this a make-or-break year for Charlie Weis?