Listen: Minnesota Vikings, Paul Krause And Football discussed on Dave Ramsey
"The Seattle Seahawks. Monday night football hear on Westwood One. And in a sport that's now dictated by offense. This is as good a time as any to celebrate the history of the Minnesota Vikings defense most people remember the big guys on the line of the purple people eaters, Paul Krause was one of the games. Great playmakers and difference makers and it happened, right? From the start of his career. I asked him about that in canton over the summer. It went easy for me. Football is easy plane. My my position basements of safety and everything. And when I got to the Redskins. They told me what they wanted me to do on. This is your job and all of that. And I just took it like a duck to water. I guess then when I got to the Minnesota Vikings, bud grant walked up to me. Oh. The first time I met him. And he says Paul I can't tell you how to play safety. I've I've never played it. And so I and he says all I want you to do is play. How you play it. And we'll find he says the only thing is I'm gonna ask you don't get beat deep at all bud grant ever told me and it worked out for sixteen years. They really let you play the game. So when you look back at that period of time where did the knowledge of being able to play the position come from. Or did some of the come from in here with some of it instinct, well, I think it was all instinct, I think was probably a gift from God. Really? Because. A lot of those things you can't teach. And I was a center fielder in baseball at Iowa and basically center fielder and football center fielder in baseball almost identical. The ball comes out of off the bat or off the quarterback's arm. Basically the same way elevation or whatever. And. It was always easy for me to catch fly balls or. Passers? You must have been a hell of a center fielder. I thought I was. I was made I made some. All star teams, you know, and that and all American districts and everything so I probably would play baseball rather than football back, then people associate you obviously with those Minnesota Vikings teams that were so good. Opportunity to four different Super Bowls. First of all, you talk about bud grant, we saw that face that that etched face that and everybody just assumed that he was the hardest. Toughest man in the world was he no, bud. Grant was probably. Well, I know for a fact he was the best coach I've ever played for. I can tell you one thing I played for him for twelve years, and he never came in to the defensive meetings. Wow. Obviously it worked because and I've talked to a couple of your your former teammates about this. Did you guys understand the level of talent you had on that defense hall of Famer hall of Famer it's amazing to look I well there again, that's why we want so much. But you know, for instance, he played with he was playing the percentages. Don't get be deep. All right. Not many teams could go fourteen plays downfield without making a mistake. And he knew that. And that's the way he coached. And if I didn't give up a long touchdown over my head. They were going to have to work for it. That's all he told me don't give up the big play. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. Thank you. That's all a favor Paul Krause enshrined in canton in nineteen ninety eight the mission of the pro football hall of fame is to honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence everywhere. Find out more about the pro football hall of fame today at pro football, H O, F dot com. More to come including our conversation with Westwood One. NFL network analyst, Mike Mayock, this is NFL insider. So you see son good manners are very very important someday many years from now when you're a grown up, you'll be a man. And when you are you should be a gentleman. Do you want me to go through it one more time? What's yes? Please. Exactly, always say, please. Thank you. You're welcome. And excuse me, sit up straight hold doors open for ladies door.."