Longero keeps a photograph of Breslin in his office. It was taken during a playoff game, after Breslin's helmet popped off and he was cleated in the forehead. Blood trickles down Breslin's determined face, Longero says in a phone interview, as he walks the sideline.
"It's meaningful to me because he's such a high-motor, blue-collar kid who loves to play," Longero says. "And he'll never, ever come out and say he's doing well — because he never thinks he's doing anything special. He always wants to do better."
-- Great read from the LA Times about the "Silent Assassin."