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Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas Remembers Ralph WIlson

Mar 25, 2014|

Thurman Thomas shares memories of Ralph Wilson

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No my -- been there before the last. 24 to 36 to 48 hours. And room. But with. Mr. Wilson -- in the day. Home. They're -- hurt. I would just truly. Blessed to be around. Mr. Wilson. You know doing the glory days. And like -- the guys talk about. The guys didn't get to see you know him on a weekly basis for years that I was here. With the Buffalo Bills and CU's energy. See the past and still love for the game that he. Head throughout the years where. Room but good exciting football team to have him in the locker room after the game. Home. To see the excitement but also another side to see the disappointment. -- never went in the championship. But also come and into the locker room. After big games. After Super Bowls. And always here and him remind players. Each one of every one player. That. I can say and we wouldn't and got here went out to. Home and was yes. My roommate was -- Smith and you know when he told me what mr. Wilson says to him after every after receivable. -- -- home that you know he felt that way about everybody on the football team and so. I'm home. I'm gonna -- Without a doubt. You know he used to call me its favorite -- He's always laugh and joke about. And when you have that type of relationship -- It hits home. And I guess that was very close enough we'll come book but one thing that. I will always remember that. I don't think I've ever told anybody in this story is that. The week that. I was in. Miami. The bill wouldn't -- off when we're human and play to build. No mr. Wilson called me. I have to talk to mr. Wilson since my release from the bills that. On February and -- the the week of the game. You call me that Friday. Instead -- I apologize for not let you go along the way that you that you should win out. And at that point in time -- we. We had made up in -- that time that's when you know I really. Want to retire as of bill. In the meat and then after that conversation that we had that was one of the things. I want to do and so we miss Wilson. Was. Very important moment. I think that -- would of course. Don't make it easier to answer you know he hit a great great -- -- there. Felt. A lot like him can you. What. Anything stand out story when you think about it. Your -- again even if you. Until. Well that I think slow listeners task but I think the best time the you know with him going back and then what test -- was. Of the the Colorado pants -- welfare -- we can -- so quick. And about their good he's he's aware and like every week that he came rim and so. I got involved with that but. You know. Home. Players -- just over the years -- So many things. That we've joked about that we laughed about. But. If they would just so. Really good fun relationship. That I had those who have some. But. And most certainly. I think it's probably been and probably a year. Probably you. Just talked to moment when a couple of years without seeing and thinking that he was view it the state in the -- game but. Years ago was. Last summer -- most most. Bar. You know the only. How much truth is the ultimate. -- and play. Where the bird. I think he. I think mr. Wilson you know he. He said what he had to say and he was going to say what -- needed to be fit. And I think he has a lot to do it. I think it's. Mr. Wilson. And mr. Wilson had to any of the money in order to keep Bruce Smith you. From when he got the offer from Dover -- I think he's -- great job as -- -- end of keeping the core players together that he had for a long period of time. I think he had a book a big role play -- and -- -- and tell me. Before it's on my contract is that look. I agree to make you the second this will be the second time. In my career that. Has -- running back will be paid. We played will be playing for the Buffalo Bills no room with OJ stuff he was the highest be running back in the league and he told me. So I think he had an index convince me. You know. I won't stay here I want to remain here what have we put -- I think he played a very vital role in. Not -- the players but like the guys that just keep and his team here for years. His Roland you're coming yeah obviously. You know you're talking about that fact that it had signed off on it were hey you know some owners. My taken the risk you hear the medical report you know and he. Well as well go -- you know rhetoric. It. And but how about there are no no no no discussion -- that -- I think it is sort of like the -- Super. -- can't it's like today. You get it together and about the eighth championship ring. After the war one and he like introduced use their son's birthday at my side which -- of them -- -- your credit. -- but I can't remember quite how the story went I do remember that -- bracket like if I can't really. Quite remember -- And I do put and I do remember it just of the things like that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- started. There are probably stored it probably. And probably the first Super Bowl run the ninety's they 89 year. That probably started they have. So. Actually it was just it was a great relationship and something that is -- over the years and obviously. I think. All of the players that played Thomas Wilson especially -- our time who really do. Appreciate him keeping the guys together as a team as -- because because. Couple that. That you just mentioned that you guys together is that something that you stressed. Think what you guys -- you think that's why. All these former guys are so close. Well I you know do one thing that. We stress the revenue period where there was Bill Polian mr. Wilson more believe we stress fan that's all we publisher was -- On making sure that the fan who was. It sure the family was doing good and when the family does well so let everybody is just a little bit more happier and -- he was definitely. A big part of big part of that. Convention talk. Last year ago we showed us anything that you take that conversation go back down. Well. You know he he's usually see is like the funny stuff. And you know I was just they was at the end of the year in and found that he probably won't be able to come to a game this year and I was always looking forward for him. To CNN -- you sit well I don't know yeah it may back at you at the hall of fame for them trying to go back to the hall of fame every single year. So. -- that was helps about it. Well I guess --