Former Baltimore Colts Safety Bruce Laird joined the Norris & Davis Show to talk about his former teammate Toni Linhart who passed away this past weekend.

Bruce said that Toni was a wonderful individual. He played and lived here and was a dear friend of his.  Bruce said that Toni was a world class athlete in soccer and skiing.

Bruce told the guys how Toni was always at the different events around town. He said whenever you needed Toni he always had your back.

Bruce then talked about the  unity that the Colts teams from the 1970s. He said that there was no better love between a team and he feels like it was because of the fans and just the town in general. He said the band of brothers stayed here in Baltimore because it is a special group of guys.

Steve asked about Toni as a kicker. Bruce said that Toni was a big part of the team during the division championships the Colts won in the 70s. They kind of took him for granted because he always worked hard and he was like Matt Stover in that way. Bruce said he remembers locking Toni in the bathroom after he missed 3 chip shots in Cleveland.

To wrap it up Steve asked what he thought about the Ravens off-season. Bruce said what they have done is bring in lots of competition and now with this team the coaches can come back and say this is the Baltimore Ravens. This is a team that looks like, at least defensively, they won’t have a Super Bowl hangover.


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