Jim Brown was actually unaware that one of his rushing records was set to fall.
The legendary Hall of Famer admitted that he just happened to be watching an NFL game recently when he heard his name mentioned.
He had no idea that his record of six consecutive 100-yard games to start a season was set to be broken.
Brown told 103.3 FM ESPN that “Murray is doing great things” and “the Cowboys running back has his respect.”
“Well I’m glad you said that because I had no idea — not even inkling — and all of a sudden I’m listening to my name because a young man is doing something great,” Brown told 103.3 FM ESPN on Monday. “So I have to start off by giving him congratulations because the Dallas Cowboys are winning now and his contribution is a great part of that. That’s the reason for the fact that they’re winning is he’s having a good year. He has my respect.”
“No, football is a difficult game. It’s very physical; it’s a mental game also,” he said. “And running backs want to run the ball. The worst thing to do to a running back is not give him the ball. And so many running backs get better the more carries they have. So I don’t want to hear any running back complaining about getting the ball too much or anyone telling ’em that you’re going to overwork one because I don’t know how you’re going to overwork a really in-shape, intelligent running back.”