Huddle Up with Gus
Huddle Up with Gus

Episode 156 · 3 months ago

Huddle up with Gus: Foye Oluokun

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Gus chats with his former player, and current NFL leader in tackles Foyesade Oluokun about his move to a new team.

Welcome to what surely will be a doozy of a match up. Brian here. Sports Fans, whether your game is on the Gridiron, at the diamond or on the links, we can only say get up off your seats and get ready for some real action. Welcome to this week's huddle up with Gus. Fifteen year NFL quarterback, Gus Bar Rock Passion for sports has taken him on the field and behind the benches. Playing for seven NFL franchises with one hundred fourteen TD's under his belt, Gust knows who the players are and how the Games are. One every day get to hang out with an NFL quarterback up. Okay, sports bands from the decked out and plush sixteen thirty one digital studios. It's kickoff time, so snap your two straps on and get ready to huddle up with us. Hey everyone, welcome to another episode of Huddle up with Gusts. I'm your host, fifteen year NFL former quarterback, and we're joined by a current player today, so I'm excited to talk to him. But before we do, I want to thank all of our sponsors and our partners. Thank you to MFN for helping us through all of this and recording and producing and doing everything you do for our show. Terry Showman, thank you for helping us with all our guests in sixteen thirty one digital news. Appreciate you always sharing and and following us and helping us out. And for you fans out there, if you like what we're doing, please go to huddle up with gustcom like and share and subscribe. Ye, we really appreciate you. Or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast, check us out. Today's guest is somebody that, if you were a listener, we all know very well. I know very well, my family knows very well. He's been on the show when we first started out. Now he's back. He just signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I'm really excited for him and really, really proud of them. Foy Aluke confoy a, how are you doing, buddy? I'm doing good, doing well. Just got back from Jacksonville this morning and, you know, getting back to working out probably tomorrow, but just been very excited and looking forward to getting started to a new opportunity down there. You know, play when I just see all this happening with you, I can't go back to seeing a guy. Think he ran s your s in a high top one time, like when you were young. I think about you on the burrows field try to figure it all out. You just tall, lanky kid and and now look you last year led the NFL and tackles. What amazing journey you've been on. And tell me about like do you have those moments where you think back to John Burrows and then the school you were before burrows and all that? I mean it's like a dream, right. Yeah, I mean I would never say because you know, my dream was never be like an NFL and go the NBA, but just being a professional athlete, like it's definitely something I always wanted to be growing up. And then, you know, going back to to you...

...know, recess at for Side School and then pee at John Borough School. Then eventually they know, high school football is right out there, just having fun, and then you told me to take the game more seriously and really looking to playing college football, and then same thing there. I would just, you know, just trying to get better and just be the best out there. And then eventually, you know it's time to go train and you told me go to Denver. went to Denver just to try to be the best version of me and just compare myself with all those other athletes and just kept getting better and better until you know, obviously this opportunity here is happening for me. So I take a step out of my body, because they really ever since you know, little little leagues, there's always working to get better and better. When you take a step back and reason look at it, this crazy how far I've come over the years. Well, you know you're an elite group now writing that you have a professional athlete and you understand what it takes to be there, but you also understand what it takes to stay there. It's not easy because there's always somebody coming up behind you and things are always looking for somebody else. So tell me what you learned at your time at the Falcons and how to be a professional athlete. It was really coming in and our linebackers were young, still on their rookie deals. Ordon have been extended my rookie year, so I learned from him and De Bondre and then the guy named Duke was one of her older than me. Eventually do got traded or released. Then my and he picked them up, went to Philly and then divindre had his time right out here and then he went to Arizona and it was my time to really, you know, showing what I learned from those guys. But we'll really stuck out is how that their work ethic, just because Javan drew is a fifth round guy, but you gift the athletically big, strong, nimble footed, you know, he's tall and beyond is gifted where he's just so fast and quick and agile and slips blocks real well as a good playmaker. And I was just in like I never play lineback. Of course I'm sitting there look at these guys like they all know you know I have. I was kind of a mix of in between the two. So I was really just finding my game and then he's finding a way to get on the field at first and then, when I finally got on the field, way to stay on the field, like you said, and just really copycatting off their work ethic and just trying to get better myself and really prove that I belonged to be a starter. When divindre left, was just really, you know, kind of giving myself the blueprint of how to keep going in the league. Well, you know also that you don't get those chances if you're not doing things right. And you know, from coach Quinn to WHO's your coach last year, coach Smith, like just those coaches see what you do on and off the field and that's so important to them. And you know, one of the things that people don't really understand is, you know, as a college athlete you go through a lot right, but at Yale you know you're lifting, you're going to class, it's a lot of it's work. Now it's a whole different kind...

...of work. Can you explain to them what's different between being a college athlete and a Pro Athlete? College athlete, everything is kind of get told what to do and it's easy to you know, stay on task because everybody's kind of going in the same way. Coach, as you do this, I do this. They tillbody to eat here and when you here, and the pros is kind of all up to you. Your goal is to be the best buy and the Training Camp or whenever Ota Start, you gotta that's when you start making impression and get how you want to spend your off seasons really up to you. And every year I want to get better and better. So the offseasons. You know, it's better because I get to work out and then I don't have anything else to do. The rest of that can really, you know, take my time to take care of my body and relax. I'll have to focus on staying up to three am for homeworking, says stuff. So it's really just I put all that effort I used to taking school and I was doubled down on becoming a better football player, and so I just saw the increases in stuff from there. Really just I just wouldn't do the work I put in. You know, I saw the output come out. Oh yeah, that's that's what it is. I'm definitely you know, same with me when I went through college and you get to the pros. It's a whole learned from the guys in front of you and it's a whole different attitude. One of the things up I'm a prets. I'm impressed with you, though, is that you've you've kind of got an entrepreneurial spirit right. You started a little company. I'd be that called. So it's team ugly game now, but it ugly game. I'm started in college when a couple other kids on my team called me ugly but you know that, instead of like being all but heard about it, they were really looking for advice on how to be confident and talk to two girls. They thought I did a good job for some reason. So I gave them the advice that I could at that time. But really, you know, I went to my friends I said, you know, these guys called me ugly, I must be ugly. Went back and thought about all the Times that, you know, I went successful with girls or, you know, girls left me and listen, that sad stuff, but I was like, you know what, really they asked me because something was going right. So at the end of the day, if I'm ugly, it's working for me. So, instead of being but heard about being called it, you know, we turned into a term of endearment and its turn myself confidence. So now go around call myself argly, because even if I am ugly, it's working for me. So, however, I show up as high, show up and you're in a like it or not, no matter, because I like it. It's actually we're in start today. Oh Yeah, we get that, and I always do Je Magley game. It says, I don't know if you can see, it's ugly, but she loves me hack and I love it. Firstly, my balance has drop. But yeah, it's a lot of people and a lot of people wanted it. In College I was just making it for me and my friends, and people say, well, I want one. So we made people tell an ugly story, like a top story where, you know, maybe they were trying to get a somebody and then didn't work out. So a lot of people were on the high horse, but they got to come down to you know, normal people left was in order to get a shirt. So yeah, I love that. Ugly...

...was in back in the day. We just say uglies in. Now, yeah, ugly's in, man, it's like it. But you know, it's like diversity, right, it's like everything, like it's all encompassing that we don't want to leave anybody out. We want to we want to bring everybody in, and I love that you're doing that and I think that's very special. So tell me what it was like to start that. Like, you know, all of a sudden they're there. Do you have a partner? Do you have somebody else student with you? So, my nose, it's really just me my agent. You know, I always I was doing it for fun. The first couple of years in the League Nice twist agents, and I said, you know, I kind of want to make this website and be able to, you know, make money off of this. Could everybody. Every time I wear some stuff, people want it. So he's able to link me up with a guy who made the website and really I just said them designs or ideas, and then he just makes commission off of that, basically. And you know it does well, as every time I post myself wearing it, you know everybody wants to. So I get more and more more my teammates wearing it. I post them, more people buy it. But at the end of the day, like we have to get some copyright issues worked out and stuff, probably by the end of year so I can make my own instagram and stuff. So I worry he will get me down. So where can people find it really, since my name for you, a Leuikncom I wanted to make sure you know my name was put on it first. Yeah, where anybody else tried to take advantage of it? So for Yer Loui cancom them. And then I had a whole really since two year ago. Anything I made is up on there. Yeah, I saw I was on your website today and I love how you did it, though, like you can actually ask you to come and talk and and be a speaker, do all those things. That's advice I give a lot of people's. When I played, I don't think I did enough to put myself out there, to meet enough people to because, you know, in the position as a professional athlete you get to meet so many people in the business world and different things, and so one thing I would ask you is to make sure that all those people, throw them in your phone and keep all those context because when it's over, those are the people that sometimes you got a call to do the different things. And and you know, I didn't. We I don't think you even have a cell phone when I started playing. That's how old I am. Wow, that's amazing. Yeah, I know, I think. I think that's awesome, but you know, the other thing I wanted to say is that there's so many people that are proud of you. You know, I was just telling my family. Obviously you graduate with Abbey. I was telling them all them coming to talk to you for the show and they all want to make sure they tell you high and that they miss you and and you know, it's been a long because when you go to high school with people, you kind of get a connection and I was really lucky to get to coach you. So how many people have reached out to you? Because when you make a signing like this and you sign with a new team, it's a big deal. Yeah, a lot of yeah, a lot of people reached azing me. I'm different, you know. I'll tell them. One of the guys that I signed with was like you have you said, you know, thank you to everybody...

...who sign I was like yeah, I'm definitely making a point to go back and say thank you because back in the day, you know me and my parents, you know, we always ask for help from a lot of people and these guys are supportive of us all the way through boroughs and all the way through college and stuff. So just them so in support like that means they saw what I'm doing and they took the time out their day to say congratulations. Are Definitely people who saw it and didn't say congratulations. So gotta say thank you to Everybodyho's supporting you and wishing the best play. Yeah, I talked you know. Your Dad called me when you signed and I said okay, now we got to call a Jaguars because we got to see if we can get that drum in the stadium. He goes. I know they won't let me bring it in. I know. Yeah, the Falcons are head had a very strict poloty that want you can bring in and stuff so that the clear bag pilots wherever find the clear bag, but his drum did not. I saw it when I went home. Yeah, we talked a long time about it. But you know, he's so proud of you, so happy for you. And and what? What? Tell me about because it's still fresh. I can remember when I had those conversations from my parents. But tell me what those conversations are like for you. When you when you get to call your dad, and I mean it's a lot of money. It's like you're you know, this is something that you know coming from your background. Like you said, a lot of people helped you through. You know now you can help so many other people, and you do. I see you go back to school. You help so many people. What was that conversation like with your family? I just think they're more they might have been more sucked than I was. I was more sucked because I got the call with my agents. So I kind of went through the whole excitement and everything and really I think my parents. I told them two days before before I went out to Colorado, I said I think I'm going to be probably back with the Falcons. Is How there's sounding working out. And so they're not called them and they the first words we am about to be on the Jaguars are like what? You know, we just made good connections with the Falcons coaches in this like my linebackers coach was a good friend of my dad's now and you know, then I told them the breakdown the contract and they were, you know, they're pretty quiet. I think they're just internalizing it and to tell that you know, they're starting to get calls and more and more people reaching out to them. So they're definitely they've been so happy. They call them about three times since then one day. Yeah, I mean it's just definitely I always wanted to be able to help them out the way they, you know, did everything to help me and my brother out. So I told him that, you know, be patient for years of a come and really set the honor that promise I made to them. Yeah, so that, I mean, what a cool thing. You get to do that right and, like, I know you had dreams to play basketball and you know, I hope you get number twenty three when you go to knowledge time. Yeah, I hope you do, because I know what your favorite your favorite player. But you know, it's just so cool that now you're doing things. You're at the point in your career where you have the opportunity to be one of the best in the league. You shown it last year with leading the League and tackles, which was amazing. I mean that's...

...that's that's time on the field, like not getting hurt. You know, understanding watching the film. That just doesn't happen. You were you just don't show up and make a tackle because you're lucky. You know what I mean? You have to put a lot of work and effort into it. Now you have the opportunity to excel and even exceed that. But I love that. You know, I see you. I you share so much on on social media. You went back to was a forsyth. Which school did you go back to? And you talk to all the kids? Yeah, one back to for style. Yeah, for sure. Now I'm going back to this. It's cool. I may project, you know, make privact, the community service to burrows. I would, yeah, back with them, called lift for life. Yeah, definitely. A lot of kids in the inner city like to hear my story and need need the guidance in assistance that way. Yeah, I mean it's awesome you get to do that. And and putting yourself out there. Now it's hard, right, because you get pulled in so many directions. Right. The one advice I can give you is learn to say no. Don't you don't feel bad about saying you know, when people ask you to do things, like your old coach to come on his show. But listen. Yeah, so, tell me about your last year, like it was an amazing see you had a great season. was probably the most stress I've ever been playing sports this because that's not what I play sports for. Like I don't care about stats and and you know where I'm going to be. I don't care about that. I care about wins and losses. And that was the first time where, let's say we want and I didn't play good, I'd be nervous, or if we lost and I did play well, I'd be like, Guy's not that bad, like guest is not who I am, like I'll be I'm very but heart about a loss and when we win I like to, you know, celebrate with the team, but there's just so much on the line. And when we get new coaches and now I'm learning a new system and I want to be at my best play on my best site, we can't help but compare it from to the last year. Are you were playing so well and so comfortably, but as the year went on I got more more comfortable and people, you know, cut reinsured reassure me that was doing the right thing and being on the right path and you know, kind of got easier and easier. But in terms of like a mental part of it, it's just I put so much pressure on myself to to try and, you know, be at my best it all times. It a you know, it's not really. I was just care about winning and losing, but there's a whole like another aspect in them. I used to, but now it's all over, I can get back to just having fun and trying to win game. Yeah, I know that's true. Hey, everyone, welcome. Thank you for joining us on huddle up with gusts. I appreciate you. You listening and if you can go to wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. Please like and share. We would appreciate it. We're talking with Foy, a Lucan who just signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. As many of you know, I coached him in high school and Foy, you know, you just said something very that hit home. Like it's a different feeling now, like, okay, like before, when you were trying to get to the spot right, you wanted to get on the field and play every down. It's almost like, okay, I just got to show a hustle do all the work, but now I'm there, it's almost a different intensity and realization of what I...

...got to do to stay there. Yeah, yeah, you know what I mean and that's what you say. And it it becomes a job. Right, you're prone now. Yeah, you know hot. So when you take that and you go to Jacksonville, what do you think you most want to transfer from your time in Atlanta to what you're going to do in Jacksonville? Yeah, I definitely want to bring my work ethic with me. Always have a trip on my shoulder. But I was talking with a lot of the coaches and they said no, they see that exemplified on the field. They said now my job is to really bring a lot of my new teammates with me, trying to create that new boats or where everybody's playing like that. Could I feel like everybody's playing that hard, everybody's playing for wins. You know, that's just makes a grittier team and and then if everybody's on the same page as a cominent defense. So that's really what I'm trying to get. It's a kind of have everybody in the same mindset, same level and being able to play in hal fun out there. Yeah, you know, because now you're the vet. Think about down the band. That's crazy to the vet man. You're going to be there. You're going to be the guy that that when the young guys come in there looking up to they're watching right, they're watching everything you do. So you're going to have to set the example and I believe you're going to set a great example for all of them, because you do have the great worst ethic can. You do have the poise and the maturity and I think that. But you also have fun and I think that you do good job of not losing sight of that. Yeah, I mean that's one thing. I not one thing, but ze taught me a lot of that. Just have fun out there on the field. Obviously he's a use. He's very good. In a high school he was dominant, but he just always have fun out there. Were was kind of more serious about things. You would always be pulling me to the side and say, you know, just smiling, have fun is having fun. Use play a lot better, like there's more enjoyable. So I definitely can that with me since high school. Yeah, so did have you talked to Zeek since you signed? Yeah, yeah, he said he let him borrow a dollar, so let me hold it dollar. So you're good, man. I think he's good. I think he's good. When they're getting rid of other players so that they can, you know, pay him, I think that's that. I think he's doing okay. You just think about there's not many guys that that two guys have played together, graduated together, went different pass and made it to be professional athletes. It's pretty racy when you think about it. And not even a big school. It's not like we had a crazy football team. We had twenty eight kids and not all the more athletes right. You know, I always tell a story about you know, hey, we had kids on the team I wanted everybody to play and have fun and we had a kid jake fructor, and I remember the one game we were playing he was playing nose tackle and I think they just pushed him like twenty yards down there. And you know what, he came off. He's like sorry, coach, and I'm like, dude, it's okay. So it's spotting. You have fun, right, I mean that's what it is. And we had some crazy guys. And now as good as you and Zeke were and what you guys did in college, now what you did the Falcons, and you realize, like man, everybody out here is,...

...you know, that good, that athletic, that's smart. So what do you think you're going to do? Two separate yourself from the rest. So there's thirty two teams. There's all these linebackers. I'm going to see. So I want to see foy separate himself not only from the guys on his team but from the guys on every other team. Well, I think is really setting goals. I'm really set number goals, fir say, but they're there's definitely like the people who are good linebacks were going to leave. They get turnover. So it's like I need turnovers. I'm always hunting for the ball. They get the tackles, you know, they they make splash plays, they get sacks, to get tfl so it's like, in my head, I have to train to be that way. I can't be complacent just making a you know, normal tack with it. You know, I see their guys who I like watching and try to mimic my game at and there's guys who were just like I see here just in the league. So it's really, you know, identifying yourself as one of the top notch guys and then trying to outplay them, gaming game out. That's just being a competitive person. That's just playing, you know, to level that you're setting for yourself. As soon as that you're setting for yourself. But I think how to do it is a lot of film study. Obviously I'm going to be in a new defense this year with new schemes. I'm going against new formations because I'm in a AFC south now. But you know, a lot of my best games, but the Falcons, were against teams that played two times a year because, yeah, I know what they're running in my two motions in I'm like, all right, their best friend this play. So it's back to getting in the drawing board, backs to getting in the film study and becoming a more extinctive, instinctive player and letting that flourish right there. Yeah, I can't wait to watch. It's going to be really exciting and I'm sure that was hard. Like I, you know, I played for seven teams, did you know? And when you leave a group of guys and you leave that locker room and then you got to start over, it's not easy, right, but you have the personality. I'm not worried about that. You're going to start over and make tons of friends. But the one thing I would say and ask you is, I know you're going to do this, that keep those other guys close to right, no matter where your journey leads and how long you play in the NFL, keep all those guys from that locker room close, because that's the one thing, as as a former player, that I missed the most is that locker room and all those guys. Yeah, so what was your so your I think you guys had a great linebacker. We're at Falcons. Oh, it was a great room, especially this past year or rock first got there. Me Beon Drey Duke was a character and this guy named Kamal Ishmael. But in terms of talent, you know, very good, but in terms of like, you know, I went there, I'll at my rookie I barely spoke. I was watching and they they had me laughing in the corner light. And then our linebacker, coach brick, was just the butt of every joke. You just make it fun of him all day. And then, obviously we got the new coaches. So we had a young guy, Michael Walker,...

...who I think is going to be up a great player. It's kind of bringing him along and he he's the one who would like. We didn't really hang out outside of because outside of the locker, locker room that much because, yeah, Debo is best friends with the bondre. I didn't have any guy that came with me. Duke was friends with the Bondra and Devo. So like I just went home. I was friends with Isaiah, a DB, and then to we was a DN. That's who I hung out outside of the locker room with, and then Michael came in. He's like he needed friends, and then he wanted to hang out with bow and eyes, who like forced the issue and then we all started hanging out this year together and that was a good deal because, you know, just being close in the in the position group now elevate your play to have you ever hung out with Matt Ryan outside of the Locker Room? I don't think so. I want to play golf with them because him and shoup like God and it's a big gather. They had a top golf of bad for Halloween when year. So then they were talking about actually getting cloud of decent swing. They're talking actually getting on the course, which I haven't done much of, but I wanted to do that. Yeah, you know, because I'm thinking about Matt is a family and kids right now. I had a family kids and I was thirty eight when I retired and I think matt somewhere around that. Thirty six, kind of thirty seven maybe. I'm not sure how old he is, but it is hard to connect with the young guys because it's so different. Right. That's why I wanted to ask you, like if you've connected with Mber, who we connects with, because it is a different like you don't have kids. Probably a lot of guys don't have kids. Right. Matt's been through the whole ringer. And so it is. It is hard because a lot of the guys, even though you're on the same team, sometimes it's really hard to become friends because you're all so different. So my first two years the ice just walked by Matt and yeah, I went say anything. Last two years he started. He started talk to me in the first was like kind of Awkwardus because that's where I really noticed the age different. Something like wow, you really like not old, that you're way older than me, like you've been in the League for a long time. And just looking at him I didn't realize it. But like when he starts talking in it same about stories and about and they starts naming people in my day like St Louis Ring. Well, that would be no him talking about that person. But Um, yeah, it's crazy how long he's been a league. But that then it's like more of a respecting. Now to late I felt like he's trying to talk to me because he's kind of respecting the player that I've become, and he said I've come a long way and all this and that. So I was very happy when we started converse. Yeah, for me it was always about locker room was really place to try and get to know everyone right and it was so much fun to get to know all the new people and their backgrounds and that was that was always my thing. And it was in the weight room, it was in practice field, it was everywhere because you you're with each other, you know so, so many hours of the day. So a couple things before I let you go. But you know, you played the game. Now I know your dream when you were in high school was always basketball and you had some really people you...

...looked up to. And hoops and now you've played the position as a pro. Who Do you think like you want to emulate as a linebacker now? You looked at played the game that came before you. Who Do you really like now you've studied film and You understand what it takes? Who's like the guy that you look at and say, man, that's that's somebody I think I could be like. You know everybody who's play who used because you know I played DB and stuff. So yeah, all the way until college I was watching DV's. Always Love Champ Bailey, I always love Namdie because use that long arm guy with a to sleeve that still we us. That's the raiders. Yeah, the raiders. Then I started watching live backers to the when ither I started lives some linebackers. It was guys who were playing now while I was in high school. What Patrick Willison, Va Bowman, there were the two dominant wins over there and San Francisco, but I didn't really watch that much film on them just because I didn't have the IPAD and watch. I went watching linebackers back in the day. So now it's like when I have the IPAD, I'm watching guys who I think are good now, and obviously bobby wander has been doing it for such a long time and I just look at his body type and you know, he's probably maybe a little bit heavier than me, but good use of hands and all that and very active, always getting to the ball. That's somebody who I always wanted to play light and it's especially coming from the cover three system that I learned play linebacker in. It's somebody I watse every offseason trying to be like. And then in terms of getting the ball, that man, Darius Leonard, is somebody that you if you get the ball like he gets the ball, you're going to be set for life. I mean that boy punches the balls out take shots and takes chances to gets interceptions and stuff. He's definitely a game wrecker at the linebacker position. So if I could really, you know, get a blend of those two, I think I'm on my way. But obviously there's always ways to improve. And it's kind of weird because you're still playing. So I'm never saying I want to be like them. Maybe I always want to be better than them, but in terms of like shaping my game, is kind of the kind of said in the blueprint. So what do you think the difference is going to be between your coach are like the defense are going to play in Jacksonville and what you were doing and Atlanta is they're going to do? You feel like there's going to be a big difference for you? I think you know, our defensive cornator came from Tampa. So I'm Miss Mentally. I haven't had my IPAD to go watch their film, but meantly have been, you know, kind of thinking about what they did and kind of turned those two linebackers loose a lot. One with more of I think leavan takes more of the cover guy and then Devin why was more the blitz guy. But they had a lot of rain to go run and make place on. Kind of very excited to, you know, kind of be the guy that our defensive coordinator called. Well, really is trusting to go and for those not really feel those shoes, but kind of emulate that decent yeah, no, and I think you the one thing I would say you got to have a little animosity towards every offensive player, right, and I mean every defense of a player I ever met, even whenever my...

...friends just looked at me like they wanted to hit me just because I was a quarterback, right. Yeah, and even when I played in the pro bowl, the first snap I ever dropped back, junior say I'll just blitz and I said you're not, you know I supposed to blitz in a pro bowl, and he said so, what are you doing? He goes, welcome to the pro bowl, kid. That's just how it is, right. They just it. Just want to I just want to get at you. But you you're going to have that. I see that that little switch in you from from the years before to last year. You have that like to hit. You put on Sam Darnold. Well than running too much. I couldn't handle that. Yeah, Hey, man, that's not you. Yeah, yeah, see, that's why I never ran, because you get hit like that one time and you're like, Oh, I'm not doing that anymore. Yeah, yeah, Guy, let's say that for guys like Lamar Jackson and yeah, Marie, you know, and stuff like that. Yeah, you know, Flay, you've come a long way. You know, I think about your path, you know, from seventh grade, because I got to see you grow up with my daughter and go through this whole thing and go through Yale and then do all the train now you became a free agent. You sign US nice contract. It's gonna you know, I know you're going to be smart. You know, I had crazy first birthday parties for Abbey and stuff and spent too much money on kids. But you know, I know you're going to do the right thing and I'm really, really proud of you and, ever, everybody else is so proud of you and I just can't wait to watch you play another season. I appreciate that. Thank you. Yeah, and so tell everybody where they can find some find you and follow you and maybe get some ugly duckling gear. Yeah, so all my social media now is for you, a licious. It's a little inside joke in high school and I didn't have social media. One of my friends made a fake one and so I just took it and said that's going to be it. Lesius and I can find a gear, arly gang gear at Wey a leuikencom yeah, I know that. That's great and I think that, you know, all our fans will like it. Hopefully we can get some people to go to ugly gang get some gear and, you know, tell us one last thing. I've seen that you're working with some groups, that you're it's like a healthy food company. Yeah, what you're eating, because eating is so important to an athlete. Yeah, I was that big for you to try and find that. Yeah, you know, we little. I didn't I hate whatever I wanted, but we all did. Yeah, but in college, you know, I was definitely known for eating candy all the time, drinking soda and like water. I had a burger every day and it worked out for a while and then really what made my best jump was my senior year when I really started being better about nutrition and macros and all that stuff. So I kind of learned about what to Quin in my body. And then in the League, when you don't have that dining hall in front of your face all day, especially in offseasons. It's...

...important, likes while you training with to put in your body. So I have this whatever meal Prep Company. First it was megafit meals, which I do like I'm actually eating here in Denver, and then when I was in Atlanta, eat clean bro approach me about, you know, having a little sponsorship with them and it was a good way to eat healthy. And then I got to do it, you know, with the deal. So I get the meals shipped to me every week and I guess eat whenever I got went. When? When's the wins of Floyd nft coming out? Yeah, we're going to. We're going to talk about so solo. You know Sol he got. I've been so. Yeah, yeah, it convinced me about how to out. You don't make money that way. No, I'll I learned the stocks and bonds and he learned that stuff too, but he really found a niche and these crypto and enter t and all that stuff. So he's going to keep on talking to me and help me learn about it so I could make the right investments on that type stuff. Oh yeah, the CRYPTO is he's big on all that. I've see? Yeah, I've had him, I met and I've had a meet with some people that I know, because I know I like what he's doing. But it is hard to understand. Yeah, exactly, exactly, because you're like me in the stocks and stuff. I finally took me for every to understand all that and now it's like, okay, now there's crypto. What is a bit point? I don't know, like Adam a little nervous. I feel like my dad, like when I would tell him, like this is an Iphone, dad, like you just what? It's a computer. Yeah, it's like you can do anything you want on it. Yeah, but hey, man, and I'm really proud of you. Everybody's proud of you. I know that. Everybody had burrows and Yale and everybody. They're so proud of you. And just keep up the good work, man, and and we all got your back and we all support you and we're so excited to watch you go and take these next three years and and you get even better. Thank you. Appreciate that. The goal. Yeah, all right, buddy. I appreciate you said. Spending some time and if you ever need anything, hopefully I can get down and watch you, because I got to come see you play again. Yep, I'll be fine. Let me know. I'm going to help your dad sneak in a drum. Yeah, I would be crazy if I said if I heard the drum I go crazy. Well, we got to get into we gotta get him in a box at some point. That we'll see. Get in a bag. You know, maybe we'll just put it in your bag where they don't really check it. Then I'll come down to the locker room, I'll grab it and then, yeah, all right foray. Hey, thanks for joining me on huddle up with Guss. I appreciate your time and good luck with everything you're doing. Yeah, thanks for having me. Love being here. All right, hey, everyone, that's another great show. Just just a great guy. Don't forget to go to Floy alulcancom. Check them out. Get some ugly gang gear. You know, we're all in this together, and floy saying that. You know, he said, Hey, I might be ugly, but I don't care, I'm gonna go out and do it my way, and that's what he's doing. Just the new Jacksonville Jaguars through your contract. Really proud of them. So everyone, enjoy, enjoy your time. I appreciate you joining me on huddle up with Guss and will check you out next time. Go to huddle up with guestcom and have a great weekend. We'll see you soon.

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