BSO Interview: Deion Sanders Talks HOF, The Myth He Didn’t Tackle & Mentoring NFL Players


Yesterday we showed you all the photos from the Deion Sanders Hall of Fame weekend in Atlanta and gave you a little background on what Deion has been up to.

(Deion & Pilar’s Black and Red Gala)

I had an opportunity to sit down with the man himself Deion “Primetime” Sanders to get his take on various topics about his “Truth” Youth League, thoughts on his Hall of Fame induction, mentoring current NFL players, overcoming a suicide attempt, finding God and the Urban Legend that he wasn’t a good tackler.



  1. Look, Deion was the greatest cover corner of all time, but he really didnt tackle.. mainly because no one ever threw the ball in his direction. Now, in the running game, he’d find a way to get in the way until the calvary came. But I think we can all agree.. its better to have a cover corner like Deion than to have a guy like, say, Roy Williams (former Cowboys safety) who could tackle but couldnt cover.

  2. As Kevin says, He didn’t tackle because nobody ever threw the ball his way. If they did throw it his way he went for the ball, which he usually got. I’ll never forget Joe Montana trying to throw a 8 yard pass, 8 YARDS, to Jerry Rice on the ten yard line. DS STILL intercepted, and then ran it pack 95 yards, and neither JR or anybody else could catch him. He won the Superbowl that year and then went to SF and won the Superbowl with them the next year.

    That was what was so bad, if he did intercept he was going all the way back and there was nothing you could do about it.

    At Florida State he would go over to the opposing teams bench before a punt and say “THIS ONES GOIN BACK”, and then do it.

    So yeah he couldn’t tackle.

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