Tony Richardson mentors his successor

Jets' 38-year-old fullback has no problem helping the man who may take his job

Updated: September 1, 2010, 9:24 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- When Tony Richardson watched rookie John Conner in two-a-days, trying to blow up linebackers on every play, it reminded him of another young fullback he once knew.

This fullback played with the same reckless abandon as Conner, an attitude born of rejection. Not one NFL team deemed the fullback worthy of a draft pick, so he had to make it the hard way -- as an undrafted free agent. Conner was similarly snubbed out of high school, going to Kentucky as a ...

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