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Q&A: Jamar Fletcher

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><img width="148" height="171" align="left" alt="Jamar Fletcher" id="image1871" title="Jamar Fletcher" src="http://bolttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/jfletcher.jpg" /><strong>How beneficial was it for you having two of the game's best cornerbacks in Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain with you for your first few years in the league?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">It was incredible, just from the standpoint that I was able to watch those guys and learn from two of the best in the game. You can't help but get better. They tried to teach me a few tricks of the trade.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Having spent a few years in Miami, which do you prefer – South Beach or Pacific Beach?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I love San Diego, but it's got to be South Beach. It's the place to be. I love going there. I've still got a home in South Florida where I spend a lot of time during the offseason.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>As a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, are you saddened to see the original Busch Stadium come down? What's your best memory of the stadium?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I'm very sad to see it. My best memory was when the World Series came to town back in the 80's. The Cards played the Royals in '85 and the Twins in '87. It was a great thing. I didn't get to go to the Series games, but I remember the buzz that they brought to the town. I did see a lot of games at Busch growing up. It's sad to see it go, but I'm sure that the new Busch Stadium will create more memories for me.</font>



    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Rumor has it you're quite a cook. What's your favorite dish to prepare?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I'm still kind of learning, but it was to be trout. I either barbeque or grill it. It's slowly but surely coming to perfection.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Who is one wide receiver you'd rather not have to cover one-on-one with the game on the line?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">It would be myself playing wide receiver. There is not one receiver in the league that I don't want to cover. The only person that would scare me would be myself.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>What's the hardest you've ever been hit on the football field?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">It was probably when I was ten or eleven-years-old during a Little League football game. I was running hard with the ball and the guy came at my blindside and just laid me out. I never saw him coming.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Wisconsin has a storied hockey history. Did you ever lace up the ice skates when you were in Madison?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I never did, but we do have a great tradition of hockey teams. We had my boy Danny Heath who came out of there. We've got some pretty good hockey players, but I never really messed with it. I put on some roller skates and played a little, but I don't ice skate very well.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>How vividly do you remember your first interception of your career?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I remember it like it was yesterday. I was on Marvin Harrison and he ran a little end route. The ball was deflected. I was in the right place at the right time. That was big for me. My first interception of my career came off of Peyton Manning, one of the best quarterbacks in the league. That was a pretty memorable moment.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Are you close to any NFL players that you're not teammates with?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">I still talk to a lot of my boys back with the Dolphins. Like I said, I learned a lot from Madison and Surtain. I keep in close touch with them.</font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3"><strong>Who was your idol growing up?</strong></font>

    <font size="-1" face="verdana, arial, geneva, san-serif" class="body3">It was the great Walter Payton. I still have an old "Sweetness" t-shirt that I've kept to this day. I played running back when I was younger. Payton was the best.</font>
     

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