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Ravens champions Chris Redman, Matt Stover remember Baltimore’s bullies and Super Bowl XXXV glory

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Chris Redman and Matt Stover joined Nestor and Luke from Radio Row Super Bowl 52 Minnesota to talk about the glory days and what it means to be a world champion.


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Nestor Aparicio  00:00

Welcome back wn st Towson, Baltimore and wn S G dotnet. It’s all brought to you by how we’re banking our friends at Royal farms refresh real fast. Don’t forget download that rural farms app for the big game on Sunday. 10 bucks off 50 pieces of chicken Luke what do we do with 50 pieces of real farm chicken?

Luke Jones  00:18


have quite a feast

Nestor Aparicio  00:19

eat it is what I would do. Man this guy is walking around and I look over and I’m looking for Raven Super Bowl rings and I have like so I have like radar you know what I mean for that right? The Bling. This guy here was a one of my favorite dudes and a contributor to Purple Rain one as well. And a champion in his own right. Hold up that ravens Super Bowl ring for the camera for everybody there. Right there. Chris Redmond joins us live

Chris Redman  00:46

on your award back in the day. You remember that?

Nestor Aparicio  00:49

Well, I mean, I don’t know if he’s still nice. I don’t want to promote that.


Luke Jones  00:52

We have we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention drafted before Tom Brady.

Chris Redman  00:56

That’s right. 2000 the Brady six I’m one of the six

Nestor Aparicio  01:00

no teachers no went back and did you throw a ball around a boy

Chris Redman  01:03


did well, in the Combine we were in the same group. So we had a lot of time together in the waiting lines with no clothes on pretty much you got to go out and stand in front everybody were limping like a piece of meat. It’s terrible. We didn’t have the best bodies in the world. So this wasn’t our best part of the combine for us. But it was a it was good. He’s just a humble dude. Like he was happy to be there. And and you know, it’s a one guy was probably faster than the whole draft. So I was happy to be right behind him. But anyways,

Nestor Aparicio  01:31

you make a joke about that? Because there was like, What weapons are fast enough. And it’s a running League and Michael Vick’s run Ray, hey, it is amazing. How was he still doing it? I mean, you know, they all measured all of you and said, Sure, there were these guys. And then there were there were you were in that second. And then there was the leftovers and they miss this. About speed. It wasn’t about that. Right.

Chris Redman  01:53

He started you look back, you look at championships. And, you know, it’s great to have a guy that can run 50 yards and, and Duke a lot of people out but at the same time, you know what’s winning championships is guys that can complete third, fourth, third and 7/3 and eight. Those are the kinds of guys especially at the end of the game, and important clutch situations. I think those are the guys that are winning the championships right now. I think it’s always great. Obviously if you can run and be faster. I mean, Aaron Rodgers can run pretty good. But he lives with his arm, you know, and that’s just that’s how you win in the NFL. When I saw Michael Vick get caught from behind from a daily as Thomas broke his ankle. I was like, You know what, there’s no point for me even to think about running unless I absolutely had to. And so

Nestor Aparicio  02:30

I was witness to that. Walked into the Falcons stadium. I’m sitting at the Hooters up there in the endzone. I mean I just ordered overpriced wings in a beer. It’s preseason, you only really need to watch the first series. All hell broke loose for them that night.


Chris Redman  02:43

Right? It was crazy. Crazy Night. Crazy Night.

Nestor Aparicio  02:46

Well, how are you? What are you doing? I mean, last night, so falcons, right and then, like so. And then Redmond, just a guy in my phone that when I passed to Louisville, I’m like, hello. And then our paths crossed.

Chris Redman  03:02

Who’d ever thought and asked, you know, but then now it’s you know, right now played, I ended up five years in Atlanta. So I got nine years in the league. So being out two years in between, so I had back surgery and shoulder surgery. So I was out for two years. And it was good time for me. Like I kind of figured out hey, if I get chance, can I inside the ropes again, I’m not gonna take it for granted. And so it was a good teaching thing for my for my kids. And, you know, I think it was good for me to realize like how important football was for me. And when I got back, I really, you know, took advantage of it and had some of the best games in Atlanta a little bit more of an offensive fit my style, too. So I think that um, it was probably a little bit better fit down there. But I had had a blast and obviously in Baltimore and loved it love the back there and and the people in the fans were, you know, unlike anyone else

Nestor Aparicio  03:41


did you go to New Orleans when we won? A couple years ago, five years ago now? Are you buddy you consider yourself a raven or faculty you go last year because of the Falcons or do you align like Finicum?

Chris Redman  03:49

Yeah, no, I feel like I’m always like a raven and a falcon and, you know, was cheer for my guys. You know, I just feel like it’s, I just feel like when I see him on the sidelines, I know what it feels like, you know, right there in that locker. I know. So yeah, you gotta You can’t help it. Perform. And, and so I’ve always been a falcon. But, you know, finishing in Atlanta was great, too. You know, I got to be really good friends with Matt Ryan and to kind of help him along and early part of his career and it was was great for man. So I enjoyed it a lot.

Nestor Aparicio  04:16

You come into camp with his team, it’s gonna win a Super Bowl. And there’s 52 running around and here we are 1718 years later. Big week for 52 Big weeks. Ravens big week for Ozzy I think and having that Ogden Ray. I mean, we all it’s a coronation we all know he’s going in, but for those of you who laced up the chin strap and the first time you had to run in and run scout or do what you’re doing so that he was so disruptive, I’m sure probably made you a better quarterback even though the other side of the ball

Chris Redman  04:45

arguably obviously the the best I’ve ever played the game and you know, I had to go up against him every day and on the scout team. I had to look at him and he looked at me and I’d call out the mic and he looked at me like were you looking at and so that was a you know, that was part of part of it and no, no question. You know that time, you know, sideline the sidelines, he was so fast and so, so fun to watch. And so I was really excited to learn from him. You know, his work ethics was as good as a quarterback. And so it was it was awesome.


Nestor Aparicio  05:11

Chris rapid joining us here we are on radio row Super Bowl 52. How about that Super Bowl? I mean, that makes all the sense of total so Luke was fanboy back in your era. So we’re gonna he covers the team now he’s gonna be covering for like a decade, and I sent him over to get boxed up. He’s like, I don’t know Bart Scott and parsley. But but like you like you’ve been gone a long time now. So Luke, meet Chris Chris, meet Luke. He lives would have liked each other back in the day. Nice. We

Chris Redman  05:39

probably would have hung out.

Nestor Aparicio  05:42

Probably Phoenix hill the night before the prepare. Ran. Said they, they have a bra thing. They’re playing big fan. But it’s a bra fan. So that,

Chris Redman  05:59


you know they tour that place down. Do you know that they toured

Nestor Aparicio  06:01

Phoenix hills a moment of silence?

Chris Redman  06:05

It’s all down.

Nestor Aparicio  06:06

I never left there before 4am.


Chris Redman  06:08

That’s a late night or that was

Nestor Aparicio  06:10

a late night. Man at your table. It

Chris Redman  06:12

was good spot Derby time, first week of May my favorite event in the world? You

Nestor Aparicio  06:15


know, Chris, so

Luke Jones  06:17

you mentioned a few minutes ago you thought Atlanta was a better fit for your skill set as a quarterback. I wanted to ask you in general because a big topic of conversation in Baltimore, the last few years has been with Joe Flacco. They kind of shifted from air Coriell under cam Cameron to more West Coast principles over the last few years, a lot of people have questioned that personnel around him as being been a big topic of discussion. So in retrospect, looking back at your career, I mean, I think every quarterback, there’s an ego and I think a competitive nature just to say that I’ll make it work but how important how critical are those other variables? System? talent around you? I mean, like how, I mean, just explain to the listeners that how important that is for a quarterback to ultimately be successful.

Chris Redman  07:05

Yeah, you know, I think there’s so many quarterbacks probably could have been Hall of Famers that some guys just didn’t have the right fit, didn’t have the right opportunity and have the right guys around them. I’ve seen you know, a lot of great quarterbacks that really didn’t get the show, you know, what they really can do, and in the right situation. So you know, it’s unfortunate that’s kind of life of that’s kind of how life is though sometimes some people don’t have the best opportunities in the world, some guys make the best out of when they when they do have that opportunity. And, you know, there’s you know, there’s different offenses for different guys, for me, I like to be in the shotgun on first down, not on just third down and stuff. So, you know, that was kind of what I kept coming out of Louisville, that’s kind of what I was really good at, and you know, but you don’t get a chance to pick your team when you go to the NFL. So you have to go and make the best of whatever you can do. And that’s what we try to do. But you know, it’s it’s a tough, it’s a tough business. And you never know how it’s all going to line up for you. And you know, you see some guys where you know, Tom Brady’s been the same system right since 2000. Like that’s just you know, you’ve seen every look you know every call obviously it gets you know over time changing different play you know, different protections some but you’re still have the base of what you’re doing so anyways, it was a it was a good time and and you know, I think whatever and you know, I think I think I think Tom has been has been in a great spot and I wouldn’t take anything away from but obviously there’s different circumstances that can help you

Nestor Aparicio  08:22

all right, we’re gonna make room for this guy he can bring the bigger Look at that. Stupid. Let me see that. Give me but yeah, let me let’s have some fun here. Now. Some fun now. We’re gonna do something here. Strong Matt Stover is in the house. Say if you say a few words match, though. You came by and you said something, man. You’re like, do you need me? And I’m like, I need such a strong word. A strong word. You know? Just making sure you got good content. Fingers for kicker I’ll tell you right now man look at this. It’s a little


Matt Stover  08:53

ridiculous but it’s fun to wear and it’s you know, I gotta win because I’m in the Ring of Honor and Bouchard. He’s a gracious person and great owner and he gave all five of us are in the ring

Nestor Aparicio  09:04

talking about this. Yeah.

Matt Stover  09:07

Tucker did kick and I appreciate it.

Nestor Aparicio  09:10


Better, you would have done it that absolutely.

Matt Stover  09:13

was my time to bail out. Absolutely. So

Nestor Aparicio  09:15

you know, Redmond shut down. The first thing he said not on the air off the air was how was your union dude with reunion. Now that you’re here, now you’re well, you were the night before? I mean, we were all

Matt Stover  09:26

he lives there. Yeah, I was out of town for you guys


Nestor Aparicio  09:29

with with what it means to you know, I think two years ago, three years San Francisco. I literally same thing happened. I had Stokely sitting next to me and Ogden showed up plop down. And I’m gonna be honest, it was one of the deeper conversations, you know we have ever had, because they were talking about Bill Akintola for and what might have happened and how many more we would have won and how great Ray was and how many hall of famers and Woodson came by. This is kind of the Ray Lewis coronation. It’s happening here this weekend. It’s about you guys. It’s about winning. It’s about a part Have all of that, right? Sure. I

Matt Stover  10:01

think you look back at that team, you look back at the way we came together under Billick and, and the fact that, you know, Trent was there a part of it, Red was was there, that team had a special bond and to get everybody back together, I think is going to be critical moving forward, especially for supporting OJ Brigantes. Sure, they raised over $100,000, that’s all and to be able to get back to the MLS piece for OJ and what he means to us. That’s what it’s all about what we do, right. And so that I believe that will continue to happen. As we move forward as a team and as a as a group. Because we want to we love each other that that year, we continue to love one another. And I mean, seeing Chris over the past couple of days has been great. And in fact, we connect with Christmas cards every year and make sure we keep up with the family. And so those relationships are important. And believe it or not in the NFL, you don’t have many, you have a few maybe a handful of guys, you keep up with

Nestor Aparicio  10:57

some of the more reason to get together every five years like that right off, right. And we lost some guys along the way, too. Right? You know, that’s all part of it as well, for joining us here, Chris radmenu. You know, everybody that sits down at the table, they’re promoting this or that promote your causes for me and what’s on wall with your life? Where is your life right now, Chris,

Chris Redman  11:16


I got a lot of stuff going on. I’m back in Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up and got some sports training going on there. And then I have a business that I just got involved with that I’m pretty excited about it’s technology for mouthpieces for guys that are getting concussions. And so the typically there’s about 90 forces of G forces. Typically when a concussion will happen these these mouthpieces are pretty interesting. They have a little capsule in there that said G force indicator that’ll tell you and when you hit so hard about 9090 G’s that it’s going to turn from white to red, so your mouthpiece will so yeah, so if you’re a coach, you know, obviously there’s guys on NFL sidelines that can help decipher between a concussion or not. But in youth leagues and stuff like you got dad’s coach and I’m a dad, I’m a coach and my son, and you know, I don’t know if that the hit if you need to go back in

Nestor Aparicio  12:00

the game, you’re always going to err on get out of the game. Exactly. Yeah, well, this,

Chris Redman  12:03

this, this mouthpiece is gonna help you help that out a bunch. It’s gonna you look at the mouthpiece, hey, it’s read, hey, you’re not plenty more you know, you come out you’re gonna do some concussion protocol, whatever you have to do. So I think it’s a it’s an interesting, really interesting product that’s gonna have it’s got great legs, and we’re excited about it. And we’re kind of kicking it off this weekend. You coached

Nestor Aparicio  12:18

a little bit right in between stints you were coaching at your at your high school one where you know,


Chris Redman  12:23

a little bit yeah, so I’ve always held my dad and then I do a lot of quarterback Leadership Studies. Back home, I take the top 10 to 12 quarterbacks around the local area, they all come to my house and my sports training facility and we go over, you know, not only what it takes on the field, but what takes off the field for as far as leadership, spirituality, and, and, you know, and how to how to act as a as a leader, not only just a player,

Nestor Aparicio  12:44

well, I’ve always loved you, it’s good to see you. It’s been too long or anything. Give me a you know, you come on every three, four times a year to promote your thing. And I think every three months, six months, we get together for whatever reason, and you’re moving along with your players philanthropy fund growth in 2017. For you

Matt Stover  13:02

absolutely. You know from we’re going from 3 million to $5 million. Moving through the accounts, it’s the donor advised fund model for pro athletes. We’ve gotten Dwayne Wade, we’ve got DeAndre Jordan, Ryan Anderson, we run into a lot of athletes that think they have a foundation they have but they don’t and we find out that they’ve been non compliant with regard to the IRS rules and in return, it’s easy to do it is it because you think that just because you have a non profit corporation means that you have a C three status you do not you actually have to apply for that to the IRS and that takes time it takes money so we simplify that world for them bringing make sure that inside of the players plan to fund everything stays compliant and that’s what a lot of the agents a lot of financial advisors we’re running into are saying this is the model for the majority of the athletes unless you’re a Cal Ripken you can go out and raise $4 million of course you have a staff and you have the staff that helps build

Nestor Aparicio  13:58


a couple of parties and get a couple $100 checks

Matt Stover  14:02

to be the same you really need some help and we have a lot of entry players and why I’m here at the Super Bowl is because you get a lot of touches with agents and financial advisors people that are really have their touches on the athletes and so you get a lot done in just a few days.

Nestor Aparicio  14:15

Big game here right i mean you know not often I root for the Eagles right but I did a little something here and I want to share it with you guys because I’ve been shares we’re very proud of this all we’re very proud of this all week. I I’m fooling them. So I don’t know a green bird. I got a green Raven hat here that I’ve been wearing all week and so this

Chris Redman  14:38

looks terrible by the way I’m sorry


Nestor Aparicio  14:46

but they’re terrible. I’m it’s Philadelphia but shorts. Right? Right. We Jernigan Schwartz, Jo Dee Andy wha I mean all these guys that share some of this jewelry to some degree, Joe Douglas running a place right now. Amazing You guys remember he was the chair right? That’s absolutely well life is treating you guys great come back and visit with us anytime

Matt Stover  15:11

on your show and your wife guys are awesome.

Nestor Aparicio  15:13

Well she’s better nine match over Chris Redmond joining us here we are on radio row. It’s the Mall of America in Minneapolis. It’s all brought to you by Howard bank. I got to hold the other hand up here and say that as well as rural farms real fresh, real fast. I’m Mr. We are in Minnesota. Continuing Super Bowl coverage. We are wn St. dotnet am 1570 and wn st Towson Baltimore. And we never stop talking. Baltimore sports

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