Howie Long is not a media whore.
The dude gets it. His son, Virginia defensive end Chris Long, is on the verge of being a top-five pick in this weekend’s draft. Yet the Hall of Fame defensive tackle is taking a backseat to his son, letting him soak up his moment. He is letting his son drink in the accolades and be his own man.
As he dog damn should. Even Chris' famous mother, Teri Hatcher, is keeping a low profile heading into the draft.
And do you know who this is killing?
America's soccer mom, Archie Manning, who likely spends his nights drunk-dialing Howie and giving him an earful.
You can hear Archie's annoying twang on the other end of the receiver, “Howie what the hell are you doing? You should be stealing your son’s spotlight like all former NFL fathers do. Make up some bull (expletive) feud with St. Louis and demand that they don’t draft him. Become the story on draft day, not your boy. You know that’s what I would have done.”
Maybe Howie is content with his great playing career, movie star fame and great gig on FOX. But I would just like to believe that Howie just isn't a spot-light hogging douche nozzle like Archie.