Young, Moon, Bishop on McNair's death

July, 5, 2009
7/05/09
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Posted by ESPN.com staff

Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans:

Titans quarterback Vince Young: "I'm still in shock since hearing the news yesterday. I spent all afternoon and night thinking about my life on and off the field with 'Pops.' Since I was a teenager, he was like a father to me. I hear his advice in my head with everything I do. Life will be very different without him.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Mechelle, the kids and the entire McNair family during this horrible time."

Former Titans safety Blaine Bishop: "Yesterday was a sad day for all of us as former teammates and for the Titans organization. Steve was an absolute warrior as a player and brought that mindset to the team. Whether he was hurt or not, he was going to give us everything he had. He was the toughest player that I ever played with during my time in the league and a great man off the field -- always giving. He was just a good country boy who was always laughing and smiling. Yesterday reinforced for me the fragility of life. My heart goes out to his family.

"The thing I will always remember about him was whether it was good or bad on the field, the whole team -- both offense and defense -- believed he would lead us to victory if we could just get the ball in his hands at the end of the game. His leadership skills spoke for themselves and you see everyone that has talked about him touched on that aspect of his game. He will be missed."

Former Oilers quarterback Warren Moon: "Steve and I had a mutually respected friendship. He was one of the great warriors to ever put on a football uniform at any position. His competitiveness and toughness were unparalleled. He was always a gentleman, and very giving off the field. One of the great people in our league was taken from us way to soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the McNair family and all who knew him."

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Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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