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|NFL Draft prospect, Chris Simms|
Hey Chris! First, Congrats on a great career at TEXAS! How long do you think it will take to adjust to the speed of the pros? Would you like to sit and gain experience watching or would you rather just get thrown in to the fire? Hook'em!
There is no telling how long it will take me to learn the speed of the game, Chris. I'll have to get used to my offense and that all depends on how much time I'm given to play with them and feel them out. But I think the best way to do that would be to get thrown into the fire. Experience is the only way to adjust and improve. It's the only way to go. Sink or swim! Throw me in there!
First of all Billy, I don't' think it will happen. I don't think he wants to draft a young quarterback. I think he'll end up signing and old vet . . . a free agent or something like that. And I'm sure there would be more pressure, but as a player, you can't listen to all that crap. Of course you want to do well, you want to do well for yourself, not to satisfy those people putting the pressure on you. So what difference would it really make, I guess.
|Simms says his father, former Giants QB Phil Simms, has helped him learn what to expect out of NFL QB life.|
Shanahan's. Haha. You guys know this story? The Bronco's coach, Coach Shanahan, his son Kyle goes to Texas and he's like, my best friend. So I go out to Denver a lot. They are a great family. Believe it or not, Coach Shanahan is one of the coolest guy's I know. He is great, I love that family . . . and to answer your question Chris, dinner is always a fine event at the Shanahan's.
My favorite Giant, other than my dad growing up was . . . Hmm. I loved Dave Megget for a long time . . . and of course I love L.T. - but who didn't. Hmm. I'd have to say Carl Banks was my favorite because he was the guy who would always talk to me and pay attention to me when I was in the locker room and he'd always stick up for me when me and dad were buttin' heads about something, he'd always take my side.
I would love to be drafted by either of the New York teams just because my family is pretty much all up there. It's where I grew up, its what I'm used to. I love New York City. It'd be a great place to be. BUT, I do realize that there is just absolutely no chance of me ending up there. So, from there, it really doesn't matter, I'm just happy to be playing football, where ever that may be.
|Chris says all that talk about him not stepping up for big games is just that -- talk.|
I'd definitely be excited to go play for the Dallas Cowboys. That'd be a dream come true. I'm a football historian so of course, I really respect the tradition of the Cowboys. I'm a huge Aikman fan, ever since my dad retired I really kept an eye on Troy and how he played his game . . . so of course, to play for the cowboys and to be back in Texas . . . I couldn't complain about that arrangement.
I better skip Nancy. It's probably my girlfriend under a different name checking up on me. Haha.
I think that would be one of the coolest situations that I could possibly get thrown into. Green Bay behind Brett Favre. I root for Green Bay probably harder than I root for any other team in the NFL right now just because of him. I don't' really root for teams anymore, I just kinda cheer on quarterbacks and hero . . . Brett is definitely one of them I pull for. I'm truly in love with Brett Favre's game. That would be fantastic.
I definitely playing ball at David Das's house. We called it Das-ball. Bay in the day! Back in the old neighborhood. We'd lower the hoop to like 8 or 9 feet and it would be an all out dunk-fest. Dasball! Great memories of growing up. All the neighborhood kids always beatin' up on each other. Dasball. Haha.
|Chris is pretty much the All-American boy.|
I've got to answer the one guy from Kentucky. Yes, Jeremiah. Haha, yes I agree, I am the All-American boy!
The Grillo family! No way! Hi! Thanks for the well wishes!
The pressure doesn't really bother me. Any city I play in is really going to be no different than playing in Austin, Texas in that, everywhere you go, there are fans who love football and if you win they love you and if you don't they hate you. That's true anywhere.
Sure, it would be a great opportunity to go down to Carolina and play there. I love Coach Fox, the head coach down there and I think they are one of the up and coming teams in the NFL, so I'd love to be a part of that.