Andrew Whitworth: At the end of the day, we’re all going to die

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Andrew Whitworth had an interesting take on the Rams’ loss in Super Bowl LIII.

The Rams left tackle either said, “At the end of the day, we’re all going to die,” or “At the end of the day, you’re all going to die.” Either way, let’s hope we’re all still alive at the end of the day.

It brought back memories of the criticism Tony Romo took after a 2008 win-or-go-home game when, after a 44-6 loss to the Eagles, the then-Cowboys quarterback said, “If this is the worst thing that will ever happen to me, then I’ve lived a pretty good life.”

Whitworth, like Romo, has never experienced much postseason success. Whitworth, who spent 11 seasons in Cincinnati, had never won a postseason game until this season.

“I’m disappointed, but man, you know what, I’ve played 13 years, played almost 13,000 snaps of NFL football,” Whitworth said, via NFL Media. “Man, I love the game. I love every bit of it. You’re not going to get me to pout and feel sorry for myself. I realize what this game means. I cherish the crap out of it. And I don’t give a crap if you have a Hall of Fame bust, if you’re a Pro Bowler or win 20 Super Bowls, at the end of the day, we’re all going to die.

“For me, what means the most is guys see me hold my head high, they see me confident in them and loving them. And there for them in any way I can.”

Whitworth, 37, still is pondering whether he will return for the final year of his contract or retire.

20 responses to “Andrew Whitworth: At the end of the day, we’re all going to die

  1. I always get a kick out of people who live life
    in the delusion that “their” nfl team’s success/failure
    equates to “their” success/failure.

    It’s usually weak, insecure individuals that cling to other people’s success
    to validate their failures or lack of personal value.

    Yes. We all are going to die and none of this matters.

  2. At the end of the season these guys are tired, beat-up, worn out. You really have to take it with a grain of salt if they are going to retire till a month or so later. They need that time to get get healthy or see if they are still hurting. It’s got to be even worse when you get so close to championship and don’t get it.

  3. Actually Whitworth is providing great leadership as always. Hold your head high, keep loving the game and play for your teammates. The Rams had a great season and should head into next season on a positive note.

  4. Really no way to be sure we are all going to die. There are literally over 7 billion people that have never died.

  5. We can say we don’t agree when it comes to statements like this but in life sometimes we all fall short of our goals, it happens. If somebody else gets an account you are going for, you miss a sale, an employee doesn’t work out, or we get laid off or fired we aren’t going to let us hold our heads low.

    You grind out the failures and isn’t just about you or your so-called legacy. It’s your family, friends, loved ones, coworkers, you do those things for them. And he’s damn right.

  6. At the end of the day? Woah..I’ve still got a few emails to write before the day ends!

    Seriously, though…Whitworth’s a great dude. He should give it another whirl. O-linemen can last forever and he’s clearly got some gas left in the tank. Although I’m not a Ram’s fan, I can see that they have a chance to do great things.

    Come on, Whit, stick around!

  7. firedog784 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 4:29 pm
    It’s still better to die with rings than without.
    That’s a pretty shallow perspective on life, in general.

  8. Trying to add some perspective to losing a game where nobody dies and everybody is in the millionaire club (mostly). He made it to the big dance, and lost. Not a lot of players get that opportunity.

  9. There’s a parade today and it’s going to be 60 degrees in February in New England, and I’m not going because I’m at work. My life never changed one bit if the Pats win or lose. It’s also like the umpteenth parade in Boston in the last 20 years so meh.

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