Hi, I'm here!
How did you get involved with "The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer"?
It was brought to me and after researching I saw the staggering numbers that 1 in 6 men will have prostate cancer and 1 in 4 African American men will have this particular cancer. Those stats are what made me want to get involved.
Why do you think the African American community is so afraid to see a doctor? Especially for cancer screenings.
Great question. I don't think it's just African American men, I thin it's all men. I believe that most men are scared of the unknown.
Just wanted to say I think your a class act. Glad to see you make the HOF well deserved. What do you consider your favorite game you ever played in?
That's a good one Chris. I believe it was in 1993 against the New Orleans Saints. I had two picks that I returned for touchdowns. The game was in slow motion for me the entire game.
What is the football accomplishment you're most proud of?
Outside of the Hall of Fame, being named to the 75th Anniversary Team which happened after my seventh year in the NFL.
Hey Rod what is it like to be a Hall of Famer
Not much has changed. I still have to take the garbage out and clean my house. The only difference is, is that I do it all in my yellow jacket.
Rod, you are an all time great! Who was the toughest receiver you've ever had to cover?
The toughest receiver that I had to face yearly was Webster Slaughter of the Cleveland Browns.
Rod, what was the best team you ever played on?
That's a hard question Mike. If you go purely off awards, then I'll have to say the Baltimore Ravens because we won the Super Bowl in 2000.
Rod... Who was the most influential teammate you learned from in your early years as an NFL player? Thanks and congrats on making it in the HOF!
Donnie Shell. He taught me how to be a true professional on and off the field.
Congrats Rod, what is ur funniest training camp or any pro story that you can share with us
A lot of them I can't repeat! (Laughing)
I can't think of just one but there have been many of times when we've we taped rookies to the goal post, shaved heads, and hid cars.
Which of the four cities you played in had a better atmosphere?
I would say Pittsburgh. The Steeler Nation is strong throughout the county.
who would you like to have an interception agianst now?
I'm going to go with ELi Manning. That ball will be worth a lot of money since he's worth a lot of money.
Rod I am a huge fan of yours!!!! I was wondering. Is it more difficult playing safety then crnerback or vise versa?
I think they both have there challenges but I think corner is more challenging down in and down out.
If you could change one thing about your career, what would it be and why? Congrats by the way!
Honestly Matt, I wouldn't change anything. My career unfolded because of everything that has happened to me.
Who do you consider the best DB right now?
You have to separate the safeties from the corners. Nnamdi Asomugha from the Oakland Raiders is the best corner. The two best safeties in the league today are Troy Polamalu from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ed Reed of the the Baltimore Ravens.
If you needed a QB to win the big game for your team, who would you choose?
Out of the present quarterbacks in the league I would choose Tom Brady. He is cool, calm and collective in all situations.
Enjoyed it and I shall talk to you in the near future!