NFLPA Rookie Debut Two-a-Days: Rahim Moore and DeMaurice Smith

Brad WolffContributor IMay 1, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 14: Former NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith (L) and linebacker Ben Leber of the Minnesota Vikings leave a court ordered mediation at the U.S. Courthouse on April 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mediation was ordered after a hearing on an antitrust lawsuit filed by NFL players against the NFL owners when labor talks between the two broke down last month.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

This weekend, I spent some of my time at the NFL Players Association's rookie debut events.

I have some press conference videos and many one-on-one interviews with the top draft picks, a new Football Hall of Fame inductee, a Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, and even Knicks star Landry Fields.

I present the new "NFLPA Rookie Debut Two-A-Days." Each day, you will be presented with two new interviews from the events, some video and some on a pre-recorded version of my radio show.


Today's two-a-day features DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association.

Smith is the man behind all of the National Football League's players. Some say that D-Smith has the toughest job in all of sports after taking over after the passing of Gene Upshaw, but as difficult as the situation is, Smith says his job is great.


Next is Rahim Moore. Rahim and I met when he was a second-team Walter Camp All-American in 2010. We caught up again prior to Rahim hearing his name called by Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe at the 45th pick of the NFL draft.

The UCLA safety, who led the nation with 10 interceptions, will bring his humor and skill to the Denver Broncos this season (and there will be a season).


I'd like to give a shoutout to Mike Hirschbein of FanVsFan (@FanVsFan) for joining me at the events, Joey Santana for taking some awesome pictures at the events, and my dad for driving me into the city for all this. Thanks to all of you guys!