Ken Lucas had a chat with KJR which the always intrepid Eric Williams wrote up.
Lucas answered questions about his return to Seattle, the Steve Smith incident, and the state of Ken Lucas at age 30.
"I try not to have any regrets about any decisions that I have made in my past," Lucas said. "Just know that if I had made other decisions or chose to be here maybe I wouldn’t be here now. So I’m blessed to have gone to Carolina, that’s a wonderful organization. And I’m blessed to be back and happy to be back here."
If you loved the religious and bubbly Shaun Alexander, you'll love Ken Lucas. Asked how he was able to handle a very explosive situation with teammate Steve Smith, Lucas goes out-of-body:
"The flesh of Ken Lucas – I don’t know if he could have done what I did. But the spirit of God helped me get through that situation and helped me make the right decisions for the team and not just for myself....The flesh would have done things that most people would have reacted in a certain way. But I didn’t chose to go that way because I saw the big picture, and I knew based on time in Carolina that that was the best team I had been on, and felt like we had a great opportunity to do some big things that year. And I didn’t want to mess those things up. So I sacrificed my personal feelings to do what God would want me to do, and not per se what I would have wanted to do."
Fair enough. Whatever it takes to not bludgeon your teammate with a sock full of pennies. Ask any football player headed into their 30th year how they feel and the answer shouldn't surprise you:
"Some people feel like I’m old now age-wise," he said. "But for me, my motivation is to show everybody that I’m not going to let a young guy outwork me, period. I feel like I have a lot of football left in me."
If you click through the link, you can listen to the rest of the interview.