[The Jets' game Friday against the Vikings will pit one former Australian Rules Football League player against another. The Vikings have punter Darren Bennett, whose leap from the Australian Football League to the N.F.L. in 1994 paved the way for the Jets' rookie punter, Ben Graham.] It's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to Friday night, ... It'll be great to say G'day to him and catch up.
When they first handed me my helmet and pads, I jokingly asked, 'Do I have to wear these?' ... Without being up close to the game ? television is so far away ? is that you don't appreciate how physically fast and tough and strong and how much more they can impact the body because they have got shoulder pads and helmets. Ours is a different physically tough game.