It all started for me back in 1999 when a team took a chance on a young free agent from Howard University. I was given no chance to make the team, much less have a career in the NFL. But I remember Rex Ryan telling me and three others that the Ravens only had room for one us. I took that as a personal invitation for me to show to the team that I was worthy of that spot. There I was in a room with 2 other athletes one a DE and the other a DT, I was the smallest one by height and by size. I remember finally being told I made the practice squad, after 4 preseason games. Fast forward 10 years later, and here I am still in the NFL and back where I started. I was traded from Tampa on exactly 2 weeks ago and landed back where it all started. I know what it means to dream and to long for home. Although I played for the 49'ers and gave my all to the organization, there is no place like returning to the place where your career started. I remember being taught how to play the game as a rookie from the "Vet's". How to play run defense, and how to last in a league where the average career is 2 years. There are still a few of us around who play the game not for fame , but for respect. I have written some very heart felt entries over the past year and meant everyone of them. But believe me I know how to play this game, for those teams who don't value playing the game the right way, missed out, but I am thankful for teams like the Ravens and 49'ers who know the value in the "Old School" style of playing football. Remember before you rush the Passer (QB) , you have to stop the run. Many teams have given up on Playing the Game that made men like "Deacon Jones" and "Bruce Smith" famous. Before they rush the passer they played 1st and 2nd down. Now my position has been reduced to one statistics the "Sack". I like expense cars like the next guy, but I also realize while it's nice to go fast, going the legal limit proves to be than the in the long run. 10 years is along time, but keep a close watch its not over yet.