September 6th, 2012
I wrote an article a little bit ago about my visit to the Oakland Raiders training camp. I had so much fun! I got to do some interviews while I was there -- here they are!
Interview with Coach Allen
Coach Allen: Hi Zach, how old are you?
Me: I'm 9!
Coach Allen: Awesome, I have a boy around your age too. You'll have to meet him, he's running around here. Do you have a few questions for me?
Me: I want to be a pro athlete, do you have any tips for me?
Coach Allen: Get bigger, stronger and faster (we all laughed). If you want to be a pro athlete never let anything stand in your way. When you set your mind on something, do everything you can to reach that goal. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't achieve something that you want.
Me: What do you do to prepare for games? Any special rituals or anything?
Coach Allen: I don't have any rituals but I study a lot and make sure I'm on the field 3 hours before the game. You're a great kid Zach, you can interview me anytime.
Me: Thank you and I hope I can interview you again after the Raiders win the Superbowl!
Interview with Darren McFadden
Me: Hi Darren, my name is Zach and I have a question for you.
Darren McFadden: Go ahead lil' man, feel free.
Me: Are you going to break the rushing record this year?
McFadden: I've never felt so strong, and yes I think I can.
Me: Thanks for your time and I believe you will!
NFLRUSH Kid Reporter