3Q Interview

3Q Interview
‘I Kind of Cried a Little Bit’
‘I Kind of Cried a Little Bit’
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict on making the Pro Bowl, adjusting to a new coordinator and playing without Cincinnati’s key ingredient on D
3Q Interview
‘We’re Trying to Change the Culture’
‘We’re Trying to Change the Culture’
Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan on switching positions in a new scheme and trying to find the identity of a team without a playoff win in 11 years
3Q Interview
‘It Makes Me Feel Very Uncomfortable’
‘It Makes Me Feel Very Uncomfortable’
Ravens WR Steve Smith on learning a new offense at age 35, the transition from teal to purple and why the name on the back of his jersey changed too
By Greg A. Bedard
3Q Interview
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
49ers wideout Stevie Johnson on the criticism he faced in Buffalo, going back home to the Bay area and what separates Colin Kaepernick from E.J. Manuel
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
‘I am a great pass rusher’
‘I am a great pass rusher’
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on his ailing health the past two seasons, being doubted by everyone, and still believing in himself no matter what
By Peter King
3Q Interview
Dressing With Purpose
Dressing With Purpose
Washington safety Ryan Clark on showing kindness to fans, his vast sock collection, and honoring a fallen friend every time he suits up for practice
By Greg A. Bedard
3Q Interview
Money Talks—and Walks
Money Talks—and Walks
The Broncos’ new cornerback, Aqib Talib, on being tempted to stay in New England (sort of, kind of) and how the current CBA is finally paying off
By Peter King
3Q Interview
A Colt Special
A Colt Special
Indy GM Ryan Grigson on last weekend’s 20-point win at San Francisco, getting Trent Richardson up to speed and using scouts as foreign correspondents
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World
At 34, Reggie Wayne is only 1,518 yards away (or two mediocre seasons) from surpassing Marvin Harrison as the alltime receiving leader in Colts’ history. But he plans on catching passes from the fun-loving Andrew Luck much farther into the future
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
A Public Relations Nightmare
A Public Relations Nightmare
Joe Theismann on Washington’s nickname and what the NFL would have been like had the Internet existed back in his day
By Robert Klemko