With Chris Jones

Winston One on One CFL football player interviews on iTunes
February 04, 2018

My goal is to figure out the tips and tricks of professional football players and also to give you a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. In this episode, I talk to Chris Jones, Chris is a defensive specialist for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Chris started his football career as a coach in an Alabama Highschool, winning a state championship and later going on to coach the defensive line at Tennessee Tech in the NCAA. Then later moving to the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes as their defensive line coach, he then jumped around the CFL as a defensive coordinator until 2013 when he was signed as the Eskimos’ head coach and won the Grey Cup two years later. He then departed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders bringing his entire coaching staff to the prairies to try to win his 5th Grey Cup ring all with different teams and help rebuild a struggling Roughriders group. Let’s just say he wasn’t the most liked man in Saskatchewan after releasing the likes of: Weston Dressler, Jon Chick, and Darian Durant. The rebuild is almost complete after the Riders lost in the western semifinals.

Chris and I got into a lot of conversations you have not heard before. We talk about his intensity on the field and his coaching philosophy but also about how his goals are strictly about winning and never about money because during his childhood he was living in low income housing and he and his sister used to have to go to their neighbours’ house for food as they couldn’t afford it. After my interview with Chris, it completely changed my impression of him and I hope it does the same with you. But without further ado, I hope you enjoy!



Share this episode:


This interview is brought to you by 1621 club football academy with Nik Lewis. I train with Nik every week he’s the best you could get. His program is all about providing each athlete with the tools to be successful with whatever there dreams are he gives athletes the ability to grow both mentally and physically and trains you to increase your speed, strength and ability Nik has set up a program where anyone can succeed by letting everyone go at there own pace and opening his hours up to when your available. But best of all, high school kids can take part in his 7 on 7 team which travels North America competing in Tournaments to get better but to increase your exposure. If your interested go checkout there website at 1621 club.com.

This interview is also brought to you by The Salvation Army. My Grandma has been donating our used clothes to Salvation Army for as long as I can remember because unlike any other clothing stores, the Salvation Army is 100% charity based and puts 100% effort into helping the unfortunate. Last year 1.7 million people were helped by Salvation Army’s resources donate today to make a difference donate today to help those in need.



Show Notes
    • 3:31

      Dealing with adversity.

    • 4:45

      How adversity has impacted his goals.

    • 6:14

      What Chris’ Family thinks about football.

    • 7:49

      How his son became a doctor.

    • 8:26

      When he set the goal to become a coach.

    • 10:41

      What makes him a good coach.

    • 11:12

      What would you focus on if you were teaching your younger self?

    • 11:39

      What coach inspired him

    • 12:38

      The Coach Ragland story.

    • 13:57

      What do you do that’s different than other coaches?

    • 15:17

      What advice would you recommend a young athlete to be successful

    • 17:36

      How has doing something that you love improved you as a person?

    • 19:20

      How do you make tough decisions in front of the media?

    • 20:12

      Coaching philosophy.

    • 20:18

      Rituals before a game.

    • 20:59

      If you could put a message on a fortune cookie what would it say?

    • 21:18

      Morning routine.

    • 21:18

      Morning routine.

    • 23:12

      Best purchase he’s made under $150?

    • 24:00

      Who do you think about when you hear the word success?

    • 24:57

      Favourite memory as a coach.





    People Mentioned

    Don Matthews

    Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles football

    Paul Jones

    Doug Pederson

    Senior Bowl

    Phillip Lolley

    Coach Jim Ragland

    North Jackson High School

    New England Patriots

    Angus Reid

    Stephen McAdoo

    Scott Milanovich

    Bill Parcells

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top