Kornheiser: If I could do something idiosyncratic and write it, people said, “Do it.” Then they’d say afterward, do it this year or that year. But no, we never really did it again. I got the sense that it captured a certain spirit of a certain amount of the fans and the players. I would have loved to have hammered them, and I did hammer them – for not winning 100-0. But God, they were good. … It was the most fun of anything I ever did in all my years at The Post.
Casserly: The night before the Super Bowl, I’ll never forget Joe’s talk to the team. He got up there and told the players, “I wish I could be in your shoes. I was never good enough to play in league. I wish I could change places with you.” That’s a hell of a statement for a guy who’s a Hall of Fame coach. That really resonated with the players. The other thing he did, he showed a video — there was a coach with the Bills who’d done a TV interview making fun of the Hogs. Joe said, “I want to show you this.”
Lachey: Coach Gibbs was good at that, finding a newspaper clipping or whatever to put up on the bulletin board to motivate you.
Among other things, Chuck Dickerson, the Bills’ defensive line coach, called Jacoby “a Neanderthal” and said he “slobbers a lot, he probably kicks dogs in his neighborhood.” Of Lachey, he said, “The thing we’ve noticed about him more than anything from watching the tapes of them is that he has bad breath.”
Jacoby: That’s part of the territory when you carry a name. We knew what we had to do.
Lachey: Just, really? You want to do this a night before the game?
Bostic: I don’t know what this guy was thinking, but when you have the talent and chemistry that we had, you don't throw gasoline on the fire. … Joe showed it to us Saturday evening at our last team meeting. And we were ready to play right then.
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