Gene Merlino Coaches Sons’ Football Despite Concussion Risk–GQ’s Casualties of the Gridiron

so let’s make sure that we get into that block sell the block suck that guy in and then boom dip around them so get off your stances one two boom dip around them all right people say to me listen all these things are hounds for how you possibly let your son’s play this game that’s it good put it on them think that the you know what it actually will do for them as as men you know it’s kind of undescribable that’s it yeah feel there you go good I don’t know that I would even be at the level of success tonight that I’ve been able to experience without having football football maybe who I am gonna ban you know it’s good in one aspect and bad in the other look what we’re going through right now because of it so every game every practice I worry every single time is this gonna be the game that I’m gonna regret my decision allowing him to play because we look kid believe in your speed you have to believe in your speed and you see the coaching that means the world to me to be able to give back I love it I mean I look at every one of those kids and I love them I mean practically a hair below how I love my own sons I mean these guys are like so important to my life you got this love the passion I love teaching what I’ve seen these kids experience this and all I want to hear it again what oh good job boys get a drink start losing memory the mentioning those things I start creeping up you know that’s all gone you know I mean you could put me in a wheelchair and I could still coach you still have the passion for coaching but take away my brain it’s gone you know not on my own wife or son someday it’s just you might as well just shoot me in the head I mean my life’s over you