How to Move Mountains: An Interview With The Bills' Langston Walker
Professional football players aren't easily intimidated. With the media coverage, constantly giving their all on the ball field and the general intensity that comes with the sport, it's hard to be intimidated.
When defenses see "Big Blue" in 68 for the Bills, it might be a bit hard not to sweat a little more.
When Langston Walker came to Buffalo with a five-year, $25 million deal, he seemed to be the best bet to fix the Mike Williams debacle from years past. If I had the opportunity to speak with him, here are some questions I'd throw his way.
Thanks for the time Langston. First thing's first, anyone who follows offensive lines know it's all about chemistry. How is the reshuffled offensive line gelling in OTA's?
How do you feel having a young center in Geoff Hangartner and two rookies in Andy Levitre and Eric Wood projected to start beside you?
You did well mentoring Brad Butler when he lined up next to you on the right side. Being that you're the most experienced lineman, how do you think you can help Wood and Levitre progress?
With the departure of disgruntled former teammate Jason Peters and you projected to move to man the LT spot, how much of a difference is it from the right side?
You face some tough match ups this year: Jason Taylor, Joey Porter, Richard Seymour, Shaun Ellis, Dwight Freeney, Tyson Jackson, and Julius Peppers could all line up against you this year. Having faced some before, who do you think poses the biggest challenge for you this year?
Being drafted out of California in the second round in 2002 and spending four years in Oakland, how did it feel when you heard you had to go to a completely different setting and climate in Buffalo?
Your offensive line coach Sean Kugler implements the zone blocking scheme, and you're a pretty dominant run blocker. Has the scheme been the key to your success, or is it that you feel more comfortable leading the way?
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
I'm sure you've been asked before, but I have to know too. What are your thoughts on Terrell Owens coming to Buffalo?
The Bills have had three straight 7-9 seasons and a long playoff drought. With a revamped offense and a strong defense, what can you tell Bills fans for the upcoming year?
Of course, without hearing the answers to these questions, Bills fans still know one thing they want Langston to be associated with.
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