Exclusive Interview With Kenny Phillips

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Exclusive Interview With Kenny Phillips

Hey folks, Alex Magid here with an exclusive interview with starting safety, Kenny Phillips. Thanks for taking some time out of your day.

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Growing up in Miami, how were you able to stay focused on football and not get caught up in other activities?

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What made you choose Miami over Tennessee, Florida State, North Carolina State, and the many other schools you had offers from and you were considering?

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Did you feel any extra added pressure when attending the University of Miami?

You were rated as the No. 1 overall safety prospect rated by Rivals.com. Everyone knows about the long list of tradition that Miami has with producing NFL Players especially in the secondary where Bennie Blades, Ed Reed, the late Sean Taylor, and Brandon Meriweather come to mind.

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How did you feel about falling all the way to No. 31 in the draft?

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What rookie hazing did you have to go through?

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Do you have anything planned for Stoney Woodson, DeAndre Wright, or Sha’Reff Rashad who are the rookies in the secondary for 2009?

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Was there any added pressure coming to the New York Giants after they had just won the Super Bowl?

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How did James Butler, Michael Johnson, and R.W. McQuarters help you transition to the NFL?

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Why is it so important for you to know the assignments of the free safety and strong safety?

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Which position are you more comfortable in?

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What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Do you and Dave Merritt (the secondary coach) have a good relationship, and what has he focused on with you?

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How does a strong pass rush help you in the secondary?

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What are your expectations for the upcoming 2009 season?

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OK, and now to the personal questions so people can get to know you better. Do you have any special game day ritual?

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Are you the type of player that gets pumped up for the game, or tries to relax before the game and stay calm?

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What type of music do you listen to?

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What is your favorite food?

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What is your favorite movie?

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If you could hang out with any person, who would it be and why?

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What is your most memorable birthday gift?

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Who has been the most influential person in your life?

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In your mind, who is the greatest safety of all time?

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Okay thanks a lot for your time today, and good luck this season.

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