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Michael Irvin on D&C: ‘Business gets done when the slipper falls off Cinderella’

07.20.11 at 10:35 am ET
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Hall of Fame wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning to discuss the current NFL lockout and other topics. To hear the interview, go to theĀ Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Irvin remains optimistic for a deal to get done to put an end to the lockout. He had an interesting analogy to describe what it takes to get a deal done.

“Very optimistic,” Irvin said. “I never really panicked through it all. I have always gone with the notion that anytime the guys, the owners, and even some of these players at the level we’re talking about, the guys that they are saying are ‘name’ guys, business gets done. Business gets done when the slipper falls off Cinderella. That is how it is, when the slipper falls off Cinderella everybody gets serious, and that is what is happening right now. Thank god the slipper is falling off.”

When the lockout ends and players return to the field after months off from team workouts, Irvin said that there will be some injuries.

“Oh yeah, you’re going to see some injuries,” he said. “I was telling some of the young guys that I mentor and talk to that are on the fringe of the NFL, trying to get in, I said, ‘Stay prepared. Being prepared and understanding the formula for success is being prepared when you’re getting the opportunity and success will follow. You will be given the opportunity.’

“Guys will not be in shape, I don’t care what you say, there are guys that are very gifted and very talented, but need the pushing. They did not get that pushing. There will be some injuries and things like that, you will see some bad football.”

Irvin also expressed his condolences on the passing of the passing of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

“Mr. Kraft is an incredible man,” Irvin said. “I have been putting my mom’s affairs in order, I know what it means. It is a difficult task of putting your mom’s affairs in orders, so I know what it means. So, my prayers go out to the Kraft family. There is nothing like a mother and a wife. She will be missed.”

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