Brandon Moore was the epitome of consistency. His 137 consecutive game streak was one of the most unprecedented streaks in the sport, especially for an offensive lineman. He was a guy the Jets could always count on. He finally got his deserved recognition when he was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2011.
Yesterday, he met with the media in New York to talk about his career, and talked about how he could muster that long of a consecutive game streak:
It’s a lot of prayer, a lot of support from my family, a great training staff and John Mellody. You take pride in that, especially as a lineman. You don’t have stats really, the only stats you have are the negative ones that you all print (laughter). You don’t have a lot of stats, games was something I took pride in. I remember when I was a young guy and Kevin Mawae, he had a little streak going, I say little but it was a big streak. I think it was an Atlanta game or something, he missed with a tricep or something. That was something he was very proud of. He played through games he probably shouldn’t have played, most people don’t play through. As a young guy that was something (that I admired). When I was going through it, I was not thinking about a streak. I just knew in order to stay in this league I have to be on the field on Sunday. In order to keep a check coming and keep the respect of my teammates, I have to be out there. There were games in there somewhere that I probably shouldn’t have played, probably looked like I shouldn’t have played. I felt like I gave my team, the guy behind me (the quarterback), I gave him a better shot, limping out there than the guy behind me because I was going to give a little extra anyway. That was the streak.
Whatever it was, he did it well. Brandon you will be forever loved and missed by Jets fans. Enjoy your retirement big guy, you deserve it.