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March 1, 2024 6 mins

In this conversation, LaVar Arrington sits down with Maxx Crosby to discuss his playing style, influences, and aspirations to become a legend. They also talk about the impact of a new coach on the team and how they celebrate success while ignoring critics. 

  • Playing with passion and a love for the game can lead to a legendary status.
  • Respecting the history of the game and playing with reckless abandon can set a player apart.
  • A new coach can bring about a change in team dynamics and performance.
  • Ignoring critics and staying true to oneself is important for success

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
This is up on Game presents Conversations with a Legend
with LeVar arringten and LeVar is sitting down with some
of the legends you have watched on and off the field.
This is up on Game presents Conversations with a Legend.

And now here's LeVar Errington.

Speaker 2 (00:28):
What's up everybody? LeVar Arrington here?

Speaker 3 (00:30):
Yes, I got a guy with me, a guy that
I really like. I'm a big fan of think very
highly of him as a player, but I've learned a
lot about him as a person too from one of
my close friends.

Speaker 2 (00:43):
We'll get to that.

Speaker 3 (00:45):
Conversations with a legend up on game. I got mad
Max Crosby with me. Bro, what's up man?

Speaker 4 (00:51):
What's up? Man? I appreciate you having me on.

Speaker 2 (00:53):
I mean what you've been using that right hand for man?

Speaker 3 (00:56):
You know, I tell you got to be careful when
you're by yourself, man, because bad things can happen to
you if you go about doing things the wrong way
and then you end up and you got to put
a you know, rap on your on your on your.

Speaker 4 (01:08):
Wrists, yeah, yeah, no doubt, I mean on the men's yeah.

Speaker 2 (01:11):
No, I'm all.

Speaker 4 (01:12):
I'm all taken care of I got, you know, I
had to get my knee, get my BURSTA removed, had
to get my U C L ten in my hand.
But it's all smooth. I'll be done ready to rock
in like two months. But I've already been working out
and every rehab it already, so.

Speaker 2 (01:25):
We're good your game.

Speaker 3 (01:26):
When you have to get those types of adjustments to
you and corrections, you know, it's because you play the
game as such a high passionate, feverish pitch. I can
remember being somewhat that type of guy when I.

Speaker 2 (01:42):
Played the game as well.

Speaker 3 (01:44):
What I mean, I watched the Hard Knocks Dip where
you was out there pushing on him and it's screaming
at him and getting in there their their heads and
stuff like that. Where does your style of play? Where
does that come from?

Speaker 2 (01:58):
Man? Because it's an.

Speaker 3 (01:59):
Old school state like we could have played together, you
know what I mean, Where does that?

Speaker 4 (02:03):
Where does that come from? Honestly, it's just it's a
love and respect for the history of the game. I mean,
you don't hear that very often anymore, No, not at all.
I mean you could ask some of these young guys
we get you know, I give Tyree Wilson a bunch
of Again, I don't know if I can wish get
after him because you ask some of these young guys,
You're like, who's all time sack leader and they don't

have no idea. I was there to name them off.
So you know, for me, like I come. You know,
Rob Marionelli was my coach for a few years and
that dude has made such a big impact on my
career in the history of the game. So for me,
I grew up watching Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Ravens and
all those guys, the James Harrison's, the you know, Terrell Suggs,
guys like that, So I have a respect for for

the game and the way it's supposed to be played.
And you know, for me to you know, to be
a legend, which I want to be. You know, I
want to be one of the greatest.

Speaker 2 (02:54):
To do it.

Speaker 3 (02:54):
I mean, you're being talked about and you're on a
show called Conversations with a Legend, So so you got
legend theiry status, my guy.

Speaker 2 (03:01):
But I hear what you're saying.

Speaker 4 (03:02):
I got work to do, yes, sir, I got a
lot more to do. But you know, at the end
of the day, to be legendary. You gotta separate yourself
and and you got to be unique in your own right.
So for me playing as many snaps as I do,
playing the style of football, I play with reckless abandon,
not having any regard for my body. But I'm out
there it's you know, it's for a purpose, and yeah,
you know, you can't be out there thinking or hesitant

or anything. It's like you're you're a hot, hot knife
through butter. And that's how That's how I attacked the game.

Speaker 3 (03:27):
When you guys broke out the cigars after you got
that first win with with Ap, everybody's like they didn't
win anything, and I'm like, bro, they're celebrating their love
of one another and the love of what took place.

Speaker 2 (03:44):
Can you just walk me through that?

Speaker 3 (03:46):
Before we get the Papa Johns and talking about the
Papa john pizza that that they got for Vegas that
you're going to hand deliver, what did that feeling feel
like when you guys were in the place of having
to replace the head coach. Here comes an interroom head coach,
lo and behold, the interroom head coach is a lightning

rod for what you guys. You know, it's seemingly what
you needed. Yeah, how did that feel in that moment?

Speaker 2 (04:13):
And what was what was.

Speaker 3 (04:15):
The difference in moving forward because you guys were a
different team once Antonio Pierce took over as the coach.

Speaker 4 (04:22):
No doubt. I think, you know, the cigars and everything
were like symbolic of a new era, you know what
I mean, It's like, this is this is, this is
what being a Raider is. Screw what everybody else has
to say. We don't care. We don't care everyone's opinion. Like,
we're gonna do it our way. There's thirty one teams,
there's one Raider. So at the end of the day,
we're going to do you know, talk our shit, smoke
our shit, and be who we are and not apologize

about it. And that's what AP came in and preached
right from the right from the get go. And for me,
like I come in, you know, on a personal level,
I know AP is a former Giant and I know
how important that first game was to him. So I
told like you could ask them. I told him like
I'm about to di wrect them. I'm about to go off.
And you know I bought the cigars before the game.
You know, I heard the stuff to go buy one

hundred cigars. I paid one of our equipment guys and
they're ready and loaded. So it just became our thing
and moving forward. You know, people could talk about it
in the moment, you know, and not so we went
at the highest level winning super Bowl. You know, they're
gonna keep saying shit, so it really doesn't matter to us.
We're gonna keep doing what we do and we're looking
forward to again a full season under ap I love
that man.

Speaker 2 (05:25):
All right.

Speaker 3 (05:25):
We got Papa John's. They created a Vegas style pizza
stuff with.

Speaker 4 (05:30):
Real money, fifty eight grand, fifty eight grand, all right.

Speaker 3 (05:34):
This runs through to nine, so that's this month through
the ninth and that's National Pizza Day and fans get
enter to win a chance for fifty eight thousand.

Speaker 2 (05:45):
Dollars of real dough, like real dough. So uh uh
so they got it. What go to Vegas Style.

Speaker 3 (05:54):
Pizza dot Papa John's dot com to do that, and
you're going you're gonna handle delivery.

Speaker 2 (06:00):
You're you're gonna deliver it.

Speaker 4 (06:01):
Yeah, we're gonna hand deliver it. Like you said, we
got into the ninth Go to Vegastyle Pizza at Papa
John's dot com and enter for a chance to win.
It's gonna be It's gonna be dope.

Speaker 3 (06:09):
I need to sign jersey absolutely to see y'all play this.
You know I'm a Raiders fan. Now that's my team
over any other team. Now, that's my team perfect. So
I need a jersey. Say come on, Max, come on
up on game conversations with legend Man Max.

Speaker 2 (06:25):
We up out of here.
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