I’m going to give y’all maybe two, not more than three questions, but I just want to start off and let my family know, my momma, my brother, my sister your baby brother, your baby boy is good. I’ve been through a lot in the last couple of weeks. Like I said, I’ve got these broad shoulders; I can carry a lot of weight. I feel good about the acquisition of Coach Fisher getting me here. The process of getting here has been kind of crazy. I left a lot of good friends, a lot of good guys in Minnesota and I’m sorry it didn’t work out. The show must go on. I keep saying time and time again, this is a business. I think when people start understanding the business side of football it will make it a better league. Like I said, I would just like to thank my family and friends for sending out calls and texts and everything positive. To all my critics, you wouldn’t be critics; you’ve got to get paid to talk negative. I look forward to just coming out here and helping this team, do whatever I can, whatever my role is, is what I’m going to do. Hopefully I fit into Coach Fisher’s team and hopefully just try to go out here and make some plays to keep winning.
(on if he makes the Titans a Super Bowl team, does he push them over the top)
Do I make this a Super Bowl team? No, I do not. Like I said, I told Coach Fisher this, I’ve had pressure on me my whole life and this is nothing new to me. Instead of coming in thinking about a Super Bowl, I just want to take it one day at a time and learn the plays. Take it one game at a time and if down the road is the playoffs or Super Bowl or whatever it is, we’ll handle it when we get to that.
(on what the Titans can expect from him effort wise on a snap-to-snap basis)
What do you expect from me effort wise?
(Reporter – Well other people…)
I didn’t say other people, what do you expect from me effort wise?
(Reporter – I don’t know what to expect.)
I don’t know what to expect neither, next question.
(on if this is a better business opportunity for him than previous teams)
Business wise, I don’t really know. I don’t really know about the business side of me being here. To answer your question whether it’s better or not, like I said, I made Minnesota my home. I love being there. It just didn’t work out. I have my own beliefs and what I believe in and Coach (Childress) had his. Am I bitter or mad that he let me go in the organization? No. You never know what the future holds, but right now I’m a Tennessee Titan and I’m here to do whatever Coach Fisher wants me to do.
(on what about the situation here with the Titans intrigues him)
What intrigues me about being here is just so much history here in the city. A little closer to home, I can have more loved ones come and see me. Just the history of the Tennessee Titans and coming from the Houston Oilers, to the Tennessee Oilers to the Tennessee Titans, so I followed this team too; I’m a sports fan. I love all sports. Coach Fisher’s resume speaks for itself, so I don’t want to come here, and I said it before, I didn’t want to go to Minnesota and mess anything up. I guess everybody blamed me for it. I’m going to say it again; I’m not coming here to start no trouble. I’m just coming here to work every day and hopefully win. Thank you.