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The Lockout Didn’t Sway Vrabel to Retire

Although Mike Vrabel’s decision to retire and join the Ohio State coaching staff as linebackers coach might have seemed abrupt, the veteran linebacker had essentially made up his mind in January after the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Ravens.

“I thought in January when we lost to the Ravens that I had played my last down in the NFL,” Vrabel told ESPN Dallas, per “Whether the league resumed in March, I don’t know if I would have felt any better or any worse, but I’m comfortable with this decision. It’s certainly exciting, it’s a new challenge, it’s something that’s going to give me something to do and something I want to do.”

Vrabel said he was honored to be praised by Patriots coach Bill Belichick. “Well it’s humbling, it’s flattering,” Vrabel said. “I think a lot of what I’m going to do and these these guys is going to come from Bill, it’s going sound like Bill, and hopefully if I can join that coaching tree of guys that have worked with Bill to go on to be great coaches either in college or in the NFL, hopefully I can be one of those guys.”

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