Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A third-generation Lombardi
By Kevin Seifert
MIAMI -- Make sure you check out this column on the grandson of Vince Lombardi -- who, as ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli notes, just so happens to be the position coach of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Joe Lombardi, born a year after his grandfather died, has Vince’s square jaw but said he has made no attempt to match his glowering personality as the Saints' quarterbacks coach.
Said Lombardi: "I thought that, as a coach and as a Lombardi, I had to have the force of his personality. But I eventually realized that wasn't me."
Regardless, he is one victory away from winning the trophy named for his grandfather.