Monday, May 21, 2012
Patriots percentages with Light
By Mike Reiss
Offensive lineman Matt Light, who recently retired after playing 11 NFL seasons, visited the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., today. He appeared on multiple programs, including ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd and Scott Van Pelt Show, as well as NFL Live and NFL32.
Light discussed a variety of topics, including his decision to retire, Wes Welker's contract situation, his memories from playing and the pranks he played on teammates.
Light also played a game of “Patriots Percentages” on NFL Live, answering the following questions:
Percentage chance Tom Brady plays for 10 more years:
“One hundred percent. If you said 20 years, I’d probably give you 100 percent. I mean, they’re going to have to cart him off. … He could be playing to 55, maybe even 60.”
Percentage chance Bill Belichick wins another Super Bowl:
“We’ll go 50-50. The one thing that you hear from a lot of guys that come in from other organizations is that ‘I just wanted to come here because I just want a shot at winning.’ I think they bank on the fact that because of the system and the dedication of the coaching staff, the owner and everything else, they’re going to have that opportunity. So, each year 50-50.”
Percentage chance of Wes Welker signing a long-term deal before the season starts:
“Can we say zero on that? That’s a tough one. Let’s go with five percent.”
Percentage of caveman in tight end Rob Gronkowski:
“A solid 87. It’s a good caveman.”
Percentage chance of Light returning to the football field:
“Zero percent. Not in a bad way but when you close the door, it’s always good to keep walking.”