Jack of All Trades: Questions for Sophomore Wideout Josh Morgan

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Jack of All Trades: Questions for Sophomore Wideout Josh Morgan
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The following is a list of questions I'd ask San Francisco 49er wide receiver Josh Morgan, the former sixth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, who had a tumultuous rookie season, but fought his way onto the football field and was an instant impact receiver for a anemic 49er offense.

  • In high school, you were primarily a dual-threat quarterback back in Washington D.C., would you say being quarterback at some point in your career helped you progress as wide receiver, and especially at the highest level in which you're at right now?
  • You were also a star basketball player in high school. What made you want to stick with football over basketball? 
  • You were an Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management major at Virginia Tech, could you explain what exactly that is and why you decided to major in that?
  • You spent the 2003 collegiate season at Fork Union Military Academy. What was the choice to attend that school and what kind of an experience was it attending a military school in college? Did the style of football have a different feel there?
  • It seems like your time at V.T. was like climbing a ladder, would you say that assessment is correct, or not? You were an instant impact player in your first season at Tech, grabbing three touchdowns. What was that first season in ACC football like?
  • You blocked two kicks and had a knack for recording tackles. Do you like playing defense or special teams? How is it different from lining up as wideout?
  • There were a lot of records set during your time at V.T., how important was that to you, to leave school with your name in the record books and knowing you helped your team the best you could?
  • Talk about the 2005 Sugar Bowl. You lost 16-13, but you set a school record for receiving yards. Was that kind of a beginning or launching point for your stellar career?
  • How was having Eddie Royal as a teammate? You both kind of just surprised the entire league, coming in and having instant impacts your rookie seasons.
  • Your preseason performance was the talk of the town, and then suddenly, you became badly ill and was not able to play the whole season. How difficult was that, knowing you made an immediate name for yourself and then had to return to square one?
  • Talk about your first NFL game. The first time you lined up at wideout, pointed to the sideline official and looked across the way into the corner's eyes. What kind of a feeling was that?
  • You're touchdowns became somewhat of a topic of interest, because you, according to the fans, became known for making the difficult, or near-impossible catches in traffic. Talk about your catch in the Arizona game and most importantly, you're impossible touchdown nab against St. Louis with less than two minutes on the clock.
  • What would you grade your rookie season?
  • Who would you say had the biggest impact in your life's success on and off the football field? Who would you say had the biggest impact on you within the 49er organization?
  • What was the difference between having Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary as head coach? Was it difficult having two head coaches in your rookie season?
  • What kind of aura does Isaac Bruce have in terms of wide receivers? Is he the iconic veteran leader that helps your entire receiving corps out?
  • So, who's the starting quarterback? Hill or Smith. (joke)
  • Do you have any pregame rituals, if so, what are they?
  • What's your favorite thing about football?
  • What's your least favorite thing about football?
  • Is going across the middle as scary as the movies play it out to be?
  • How good is this 2009 49er team?
  • Are you excited about your now-versatile wide receiving crew? Talk about the addition of Michael Crabtree and what he brings to your offense.
  • How do you like living in the Bay Area?
  • Is Coach Singletary as intense as he seems?
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