Harry Carson: I Wanted to Retire a NY Giant
NFL Hall of Famer, 9 time Pro-Bowler, Super Bowl XX1 champion and former Linebacker for the NY Giants; Harry Carson
joined John Canzano on The Bald Faced Truth today to discuss his career, and the breaking news about fellow NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher’s recent retirement announcement.
Harry Carson spoke very frankly with Canzano about how he knew when it was time for him to retire, “In my head, I was wiser. But from a physicality standpoint, I just wasn’t quite as quick as I was; when I first came in. The legs had gotten tired, so I knew it was time to go even though in my heart; I knew I could play more.”
Being a former LB in the NFL and playing his entire career with the NY Football Giants, Carson was able to provide excellent insight into Brian Urlacher’s recent retirement as their careers mirrored each other somewhat, “I certainly can identify with Brian Urlacher, I could have gone to the San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Redskins, but I wanted to retire a [NY] Giant.”
Carson continued, “I applaud Brian to have the legacy that he had playing for the Chicago Bears. That’s what his legacy is going be, as opposed to going to another team, putting on another uniform, but having played for another team would dampen his [Urlacher’s] legacy in some way.”
Carson also touched on his battle with PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome), “I’m doing quite well. I was diagnosed in 1990 so this is something I’ve dealt with for a long time. But I’ve learned how to manage my condition and I live a very normal life.”
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