Thursday, September 8, 2011
Jaguars: What they play before they play
By Paul Kuharsky
You see them in headphones, walking into the stadium, heading from the locker room to the field, as they stretch and run and get ready for kickoff.
Before the iPods are turned off and put away, what’s the last song the Jaguars listen to in order to get in the right frame of mind?
Build a playlist based on this if you dare:
Linebacker Paul Posluszny: Korn, “Freak on a Leash”
“It gives you that pre-game chill that makes you feel invincible.”
Safety Dawan Landry: Phil Collins, “In the Air Tonight.”
Defensive end Austen Lane: Korn, “Got the Life” and Linkin Park, “Bleed it Out”
“They are just really loud, fast-paced songs. It just gets me jacked up, puts me in the zone. After I listen to those two songs, I’m good to go.”
Receiver Jason Hill: DMX, “Dogs for Life”
“I play a lot of slow music to begin with, but when Jack [Del Rio] says ‘Hey, we’ve got a couple minutes,’ that’s when I turn on DMX. That song lets me know the guys around me have my back, I’ve got their back and we’re ready to roll.”
Tight end Zach Miller: 2Pac, “Ambitionz az a Ridah”
“It’s game time, it’s time to go. It makes you feel good. It makes you feel nice and cool.”
Linebacker Clint Session: Geopale, “Closer to my Dream”
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert: Eminem, “Lose Yourself”
“I just like to listen to it. Calms you down, gets you in your own little zone.”
Cornerback Rashean Mathis: Chris Tomlin, “Our God”
“Just an awesome song letting you know how great our God is. Also, it says if our God is with us, then who can be against us.”
Receiver Mike Thomas: Meek Millz featuring Rick Ross, “I’m a Boss”
“That one plays pretty consistently in the locker room.”
Right tackle Eben Britton: 2Pac, "All Eyez on Me"
"Always gets me fired up to step on the field and go to work."
Fullback Greg Jones: Phil Collins, In the Air Tonight”
“It just sets the tone and gets you in the right state of mind.”
Punter Matt Turk: “All my Christian music puts things into perspective, takes the pressure off. It calms you but it does get you pumped up at the same time.”
Linebacker Daryl Smith: “Maybe Young Jeezy or some Rick Ross. No steady song. I hit shuffle and just ride. And then if somebody puts something on in the locker room, I’m good with that.”
Cornerback Derek Cox: "I actually don't listen to music before games. My head is clearer that way."