Just Give Me the Damn Ball!: The Fast Times and Hard Knocks of an NFL Rookie
by Keyshawn Johnson
Publication Date: May 01, 1997
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Imprint: Time Warner Trade Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
“Well, son, I guess we have to go the to bank.” That’s what Leon Hess told me the day the Jets drafted me as the number-one player in the NFL draft. But that first day, the day of the draft, was one of the happiest days in my life, because I knew I was ready to make things happen in the league and help turn things around for the sorry-ass Jets.
But what a nightmare! Week after week, loss after loss. The Jets went in with a loser reputation, and they were earning it all over again. We had no emotion, no energy, no hunger. The media tried to cover it all. Rich Kotite tried to explain the disasters away. But nobody outside the team knew the real truth of what really went on. This book is going to change all that.