Discussion in 'News Zone' started by InmanRoshi, Jun 15, 2005.
I didn't catch the time, but he'll be on sometime between 10:00-Noon CST.
My stupid PC at work has no sound card. Time to throw up and go home.
Was just about to post this...looking forward to it. Norm should ask some good questions.
I'll try to summarize when he's done
Thanks, please do.
N-How are throwing changes going?
D-things are fine, more made of it than was there
N-What did you think about possibly going to NFLE?
D-Glad he stayed at Ranch to work with team and on system
N-In your opinion, what does team think of drew Henson
D-I can’t really say, but I’m better than when I first came
N-disappointed when signed Bledsoe
D-No Knew they’d sign a veteran and now just trying to learn from Bledsoe
N-Do you listen to radio/read papers about himself
D-I read/listen about all sports, except Boys and himself
N-Did you realize the call from fans for you to play when the season was coming to a close?
D-Sort of , but was just trying to keep his head above water and learn
N-Did you ever think I just need to get in there and knock the rust off
D-Not really, just tried to focus and not worry about that. Just do the best I could
N-on a 1-10 scale, how much of the experience gap have you closed. Being away 4 years
D-don’t know about a number, but being here 12 months, getting used to speed and what to do in certain situations, I am night and day from last year. I’m more comfortable with myself, the coaches, team, and system
N-do you miss baseball
D-just hitting, but in the year here, I realized that I made the 100% right choice in coming back
N-when you watch baseball now, do you look at the game like a player
N- when you used to watch fotoball, do you look at the game like a player
He sounds like a really good guy. I really hope he pans out!!
Football is now a year long grind. What do you do these few weeks off?
This is my 2nd time through, so now I know you just really rest up because once training camp hits you’re going from July to January. I’ll probably play a little golf and take a vacation. I like to travel, so maybe go down to a Mexico resort.
During minicamps all that was talked about was you making alteration to your throwing techniques. What are you trying to fix?
Its become a bigger story than it really is. Everyone picks a few spots in their game they work on in the offseason. Playing baseball for 3 years throw the ball from every possible angle. So I’m really just trying to perfect some technique so I don’t have to think about it so much when we go live.
At every draft I see productive college QB’s and I hear “Oh, he has to change his throwing motion” I look at Phillip Rivers last year, he had the strangest throwing motion I had ever seen but the ball got there.
There’s a fine line, you only want to change if its going to help you. But you don’t want to fix anything that’s not broken. Obviously, we’ve gotten to this level by throwing this way our entir careers.
There was some talk sent to Europe. Did you flirt with how that would help you?
Talking with management and coaches, there were positives to both. You get some playing experience, but at the same time you’re away from your teammates, learning news system, and there is a chance you can get hurt. So we tried to figure out some things we could do here.
What do you think the club thinks of you?
I know what I think of myself, and where I’m at in my development. I’m in my 2nd year and a better player than when I walked in. I try to keep it as simple as that, and try to get better every day The other stuff about worrying what others think of you will just will drain your energy.
Were you disappointed the Cowboys brought in Bledsoe?
I knew they were going to bring in a veteran in the off season. I look at what I can take away from him. He’s had a successful career.
Do you read papers or listen to talk shows?
I’m a sports junkie and always have been. So yeah, but anything regarding Cowboys I don’t watch.
After the start against the Bears and the fate of the Cowboys playoff hopes had been decided, did you realize how much of a call there was by fans and media to see you play more?
I saw some, but as a rookie, you’re just tyring to keep your head above water. You don’t worry about your playing time. You have too much other stuff to prepare for than to worry about things out of your control.
When Drew Henson leaves the practice field and goes home do you say to yourself “Gosh, I just wish I had a chance to play?”
It wasn’t that type of thing. It was the longest season of my life because it was 20 weeks long where college was maybe 13 weeks. I just got into a groove about my routine and didn’t over think things.
1 to 10 scale. You leave school and miss almost 4 years of time you could have been playing football. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much of that time have you made back after this year?
That’s the most complicated anyone has asked me on the air. I think being here for 12 months, even though I wasn’t on the field, just understanding the speed of the game and understanding our system, it’s a night and day difference from where I was last year.
Do you miss baseball?
I miss hitting. I do miss a lot of things about the game. Last year was the first summer in 20 years that I didn’t play baseball. It was the first 4th of July I can remember where I didn’t have a baseball game to play. I don’t miss the grind or the travel. I’m even more sure I made the right decision after 12 months here.
Do you still watch baseball and still think about baseball from the standpoint of a player?
Yeah, I see a lot of guys I played with and against. Its hard to go back and watch it just as a fan.
Flip backed, when you played baseball, did you watch football the same way?
Yeah, I think so. Sports has been a big part of my life, and I don’t think I look at like the average fan.
AHHH That's a classic!!LOL
I didn't catch the very beginning, but what I heard wasn't anything noteworthy.
He's "night and day" more comfortable now than he was when he came in a year ago.
Does he ever miss baseball? He misses hitting sometimes, doesn't miss the grind and traveling of baseball, is more sure than ever that he made the right decision because his personality is more suited for football.
Does he watch baseball as a fan or more analytically? More analytical than a regular fan... Keeps up with players he knows and friends more than particular teams. Was the same wathcing football when he was a baseball player.
I hope there were better questions that I missed early in the interview...
I think I see why Parcells *might* have some doubts about Henson *if* he does at all -- Henson is very low-key and humble. IMO he couldn't sound more different from Romo, who's so cocky he sounds like he thinks he's already an All-Pro.
I think that would be silly myself, but I wouldn't put it past Parcells. He has some strange ways of evaluating players sometimes.
Whoops, IR and others beat me to it as usual...
Do you have any quotes to support that?
Both QB's sound to me like they've graduated with honors from the Parcells School of Answering a Question Without Saying Anything.
Night & day dif...
Its easy for a fan to become excited & want to see a rookie play right away, but Parcells was right with Hensen...
Bring him along slow and let him develop...
I think he should be fine if anything happens to Bledsoe...
Thanks for the great recaps guys!
Thanks guys... appreciate the recap!
What a head this kid has on his shoulders.
He's not letting any hype OR nay-sayers get to him. Competes with himself on a daily basis, knows the real competition right now is with himself - to get himself up to speed, and to learn from Bledsoe.
Wonderful, just wonderfully mature and promising;~!
I cannot let the pun go unpunished
Isn't "I miss [the ball while] hitting" the reason he's NOT playing baseball now?
Thanks for the recap
I remember Romo a few weeks ago saying something like, "I'm about ready to show everyone what I can do", but it's more their tone than any particular words they've said.
You probably know what I mean... Henson sounds almost "too nice", almost passive... Or at least he could be interpreted that way. Romo doesn't sound the same IMO.
I'm not throwing anyone under the bus here. Some people love Romo's confidence and "moxie", some take it as cocky. Just as some could take Henson's extremely polite nature as lack of assertiveness.
I don't think it's a completely absurd idea... Parcells seems to me to put a lot of weight on a player's personality, especially at quarterback. One reason he liked Delhomme was his fiesty personality. I'm just saying that it's possible he doesn't see that in Henson.
If it's not too personal, what do you do for a living Hos? I don't want nobody bleeding out on the table or anything.
I think you might have a point, but then you might not and you are right, it is not completely absurd.
Coach Parcells has had his share of "moxie" QBs - Phil Simms was as moxie as you got. But I don't think Bledsoe or Testeverde were particularly feisty. Jeff Hostetler was just plain old tough as nails, but he was not an in-your-face type from what I saw of him.
I just think it is tough to pidgeonhole Coach Parcells. People have tried and failed over and over again. In fact, he loves doing to unconventional to toy with people. If he is down on Henson, I would think it is more of his preparation and inexperience than his personality.
If he did not care for it, he would not be here. Coach Parcells is good friends with Lloyd Carr and I am sure he had a handle on what his personality was like long before we even considered trading for him.
Now this I agree with.