Originally Posted by SWG9
Mr Sensabaugh: Hello?
Sensabaugh: Dad? Itís me, Gerald.
Mr. Sensabaugh: Gerald, Iím glad to hear from you. Iím so sorry about the loss the other day. I canít believe the Cowboys yanked you from the starting lineup like that; that was cold. Did they even tell you that they were going to do that in advance?
Sensabaugh: (awkward silence) UmmÖDad, I donít know how to tell you this, but I started and played the entire game.
Mr. Sensabaugh: (blurts out) WHAT!?! I didnít even notice you out there! (silence) Son, Iím sorry, that came out the wrong way...
[View Full Quote]Sensabaugh: Dad, donít worry about it. I can barely even remember playing and the game was only a couple of days ago. Even I had to go back and re watch the tape to make sure that I was actually on the field and that it wasnít just a dream. You know I tend to zone out and take mental naps a lot of the time when Iím out there, sometimes itís tough to figure what was real and what wasnít.
Mr. Sensabaugh: I know son, your lapses in concentration are legendary. Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing you take a terrible angle on RG3ís TD.
Sensabaugh: I know, and I even did my patented ďThrow my hands in the air and act like it was someone elseís faultĒ routine. Iíve been doing that since Alan Ball was here and it still works like a charm!!
Mr. Sensabaugh: (laughs) Have you given any thought to where youíre going to play next year?
Sensabaugh: Dad, thatís the thing: I donít even think Iím in danger of losing my starting job or even my roster spot. Itís unbelievable down here; half the people are blaming injuries, the other half are blaming coaching. I donít think anyone even noticed how bad I was. They donít give a flip about safeties in Dallas, they keep signing UDFAís and castoffs to compete with me. Youíve got to see these guys to believe how bad they are. I donít have to be good, I donít have to be average, I donít even have to be below average. I just need to be better than whatever terrible street level free agent they sign to play opposite me.
Mr. Sensabaugh: Son, since weíre being so honest with each other, arenít you at little worried that the coaches are going to catch on? I mean, how many years can this go on for?
Sensabaugh: It doesnít matter if the coaches catch on Dad, Jerry Jones calls the shots down here. The other day he passed me in the hallway and called me Darren. He thinks Iím Darren Woodson. As long as I hide out for the most of the offseason and stay invisible during camp, I think Iím safe.
Mr. Sensabaugh: (smiling) How big was that extension you signed again?
Sensabaugh: (smiling) 22.5 million.
You got me laughing, thanks for that.