One-mississippi – Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi – it’s a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back tosses it back to the quarterback. Three-mississippi – up ’til now the play’s been defined by what the quarterback sees; it’s about to be defined by what he doesn’t. Four-mississippi – Lawrence Taylor is the best defensive player in the NFL. And has been from the time he walked onto the fielded as a rookie. He will also change the game of football as we know it… Legendary quarterback Joe Theismann never played another down of football. Now, y’all would guess that more often than not, the highest paid player on an NFL team is the quarterback. And you’d be right. But what you probably don’t know is that more often than not, the second highest paid player is, thanks to Lawrence Taylor, a left tackle. Because, as every housewife knows, the first check you write is for the mortgage, but the second is for the insurance. The left tackle’s job is to protect the quarterback from what he can’t see coming. To protect his blind side.
The Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy