Richie Incognito is far from an introvert. The St. Louis Rams guard has not exactly endeared himself to St. Louis fans since being drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. I'd love the opportunity to sit down with the former college All-American for a candid talk about football, the Rams, and his future in the NFL.
Here's what I'd ask him:
Richie, you came out of college as a monster and were referred to as "the strongest and most explosive player" at the 2005 NFL Combine. How much did the knee injury you suffered while working out at the Combine impact your first season in the NFL?
Talk about what should have been your rookie season. You have the holdout, then get placed on the PUP list, how frustrating was that year?
With the 2005 season a wash, you basically missed two full years of football after transferring to Oregon and being unable to play college ball in 2004. Then you started all 16 games in 2006 for the Rams. How relieved were you to simply get back on the field?
You came off an All-American season in 2003 for the Huskers. What happened at Nebraska that led to your suspension and ultimate departure?
You were seen last year following the loss to the Bears, cupping your hands to your ears and seemingly mocking the fans. Does it bother you when you and/or the team gets booed by your home fans?
How do you "make nice" with the fans and local media, or is that even a concern of yours?
Of course, I guess winning would solve a lot, right?
There are a plethora of pictures of you smiling during games. How much fun do you have on the field?
You've played three different positions on the offensive line, is your versatility your biggest strength?
Then what's the one thing you need to improve the most?
You played with Isaac Bruce, Orlando Pace and Torry Holt. I'm sure you heard all the stories about the Greatest Show on Turf. How hungry is this team, now with a new head coach, to create another winning era?
So that's what I would ask the complex Incognito. Feel free to comment and/or provide your own "mock" answers.