Alfred Williams and Darren McKee rarely go an hour without having some fun (I personally have developed a drinking game associated with Big Al's use of the phrase: "Hey, let me tell you something, man"). This was certainly the case tonight when the duo interviewed Broncos tight end Virgil Green.
It's hard to come away from the interview without liking Green, both as a player and as a person. Now that I know Green and Kaepernick play Call of Duty together, it's on.
On if he ever felt lost last year
"There's been times like that, many times, even in college. Like the coaches always say, 'if you're going to make a mistake, just make it full speed.' So I just run wherever I can full speed."
On if he takes pride in his blocking
"Absolutely. Coming from the Pistol Offense at the University of Nevada...it was something you had to take pride in. It was the prime success of our offense. Early on, I'm not going to lie, in college, when they moved me to tight end, I was like 'man, I don't know about this blocking thing.' I had a coach, Coach [Cameron] Norcross, he just really drilled it into me that I need to be a great blocker and it can do great things for me. With all of his hard work that he put into me, I finally just got it. It just clicked like I can be good at this. And my goal is to just demolish anybody that lines up in front of me. That's my goal."
On how it feels to pancake block a grown man
"That's what I love doing. That's what I feed off. The art of getting a pancake, it's just unbelievable. When you take another man and drive him into the ground, it's an unbelievable feeling. So anytime I get a chance to do that, I'm always trying. But the Baltimore Ravens do have a huge defensive front, so it's tough to do it to those guys. They're huge and big and physical."
On if he felt he put his NFL career in doubt with his four-game suspension
"No. Talking with the coaches, everybody in the front office...everybody supported me...I do have potential in this league, and it was a great feeling to have to have that atmosphere to where people didn't judge me. They just took me in and kept building me up and giving me confidence. And I appreciate everyone for that."
On playing with Peyton Manning
"To me, sometimes it seems unbelievable because growing up I played a lot of Madden--I still do--and I used to always pick the Colts cuz I love to pass the ball, I love to dissect defenses, so...I'm getting Peyton Manning, you know I'm getting the Colts. So to be on the same team with him, and then to actually see what his work ethic is actually like, you see why he's so successful in the National Football League. The hours and the knowledge that he has in this game is just ridiculous."
On when it's all going to click for him
"Honestly, I have no idea, but every day I go out there and strive to get better. I'm coachable. I love listening to the coaches and seeing that transfer to the field. So honestly, I have no timetable for that, but I do know that at the end of the day, the effort I put into practice, the effort I put into getting better, I can go home and look at myself at the end of the night and be satisfied. So whenever it does happen, I'll be able to take advantage of the opportunity and keep on rollign and getting better."
On whether he'd help his opponent up after pancaking him
"Oh man, I don't shake hands until the game is over."
On which players on the Broncos could beat him in a slam dunk contest
"They say Julius Thomas or Demaryius Thomas can, but honestly, I think I've got that hands down."
On former Nevada Wolfpack quarterback Colin Kaepernick
"Seeing all the success he's having...it's making me just want to go out there and give it my all in practice and in the games, so while he's over there starting, he's motivating me not even knowing it. We have a great relationship. I just played Call of Duty with him the other night, so we always talk. We're always congratulating each other on our accomplishments and wishing each other well."
On Kaepernick's tattoos
"I got him started on that. I got the first tatt, and he wanted to get one, so I got him started on that."