NFL RUSH

Super Bowl Champs Meet the President

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks made a trip to the White House to meetàPresident Barack Obama.à à The President greeted them with open arms: ââ¬ÅAs a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdogs, so seeing folks overcome the odds excites me, but it also excites me when you see the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.ââ¬Â à Commenting on the boisterous Seahawks team personality, Obama said ââ¬ÅI donââ¬â¢t need to tell

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks made a trip to the White House to meet President Barack Obama. The President greeted them with open arms: As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdogs, so seeing folks overcome the odds excites me, but it also excites me when you see the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

Commenting on the boisterous Seahawks team personality, Obama said I don't need to tell you how outstanding the Seahawks are because they did a pretty good job of describing themselves as outstanding during the year, mentioning that their defensive backfield named themselves the Legion of Boom!

True to their team personality and in a salute to their incredibly loud and loyal hometown fans, rather than the traditional #1 jersey, the Seahawks presented President Obama with a 12th Man banner!

Head coach Pete Carroll thanked the President and told him, "I do know you have access to some of the great special force units, but I want you to know that just a phone call away is the Boom."

How's that for support, Mr. President?

The Rush 5 - Prince Amukamara

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5!  The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most.  Here are our questions and his answers.Torgogog: What is your favorite meal?Prince Amukamara: I'd have to say Spaghetti and Meatballs.Torgogog: Who was your football hero growing up?Prince

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5!  The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most.  Here are our questions and his answers.

Torgogog: What is your favorite meal?
Prince Amukamara: I'd have to say Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Torgogog: Who was your football hero growing up?
Prince Amukamara: This is ironic, but Jerry Rice!

Torgogog: What is your favorite pizza topping?
Prince Amukamara: Pepperoni, sausage, and pineapple.

Torgogog: Which stadium has the loudest fans?
Prince Amukamara: I'd have to say the Superdome in New Orleans.

Torgogog: What is your greatest NFL moment?
Prince Amukamara: Last week. That win was huge. It was the biggest win in my life.

The Rush 5 - Jahvid Best

Lions running back Jahvid Best was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5! The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most. Here are our questions and his answers.Torgogog: What’s your favorite meal?  Jahvid Best: Anything with shrimp.Torgogog: Who was your favorite player growing up?Jahvid Best: My football hero is Priest Holmes.Torgogog: W

Lions running back Jahvid Best was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5! The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most. Here are our questions and his answers.

Torgogog: What’s your favorite meal? 

Jahvid Best: Anything with shrimp.

Torgogog: Who was your favorite player growing up?

Jahvid Best: My football hero is Priest Holmes.

Torgogog: What is your favorite Pizza Topping?

Jahvid Best: Just plain old cheese!

Torgogog: Which stadium has the loudest fans?

Jahvid Best: The Detroit Lions have the loudest fans!

Torgogog: What is your greatest NFL moment?

Jahvid Best: Just getting drafted was a big deal for me.

The Rush 5 - Aeneas Williams

Eight-time Pro Bowler Aeneas Williams was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5!  The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most.  Here are our questions and his answers. Coach: What’s your favorite meal? Aeneas Williams: My favorite meal is meatballs and spaghetti.Coach: Who was your favorite player grow

Eight-time Pro Bowler Aeneas Williams was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans!  We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5!  The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most.  Here are our questions and his answers.


Coach: What’s your favorite meal? 

Aeneas Williams: My favorite meal is meatballs and spaghetti.

Coach: Who was your favorite player growing up?

Aeneas Williams: My football hero is Larry Czonka.

Coach: What is your favorite Pizza Topping?

Aeneas Williams: Pepperoni!

Coach: Which stadium has the loudest fans?

Aeneas Williams: New Orleans Saints have the loudest fans.

Coach: What is your greatest NFL moment?

Aeneas Williams: Beating the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs!

Read the full transcript here on NFLRUSH!

The Rush 5 - Richard Dent

Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans! We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5! The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most. Here are our questions and his answers. Coach: Whatââ¬â¢s your favorite meal?àRichard Dent: Chicken pot pie, made by my mother. Itââ¬â¢s one of my favorites.Coach: Who was your favorite player growing up?Richard Dent: Walter Payton and Clau

Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent was recently in the NFLRush Zone to chat with fans! We couldn't let him come visit without asking him the Rush 5! The Rush 5 are the 5 questions that NFLRush and NFLRush Zone users said they want answered the most. Here are our questions and his answers.


Coach: What’s your favorite meal? 

Richard Dent: Chicken pot pie, made by my mother. It’s one of my favorites.

Coach: Who was your favorite player growing up?

Richard Dent: Walter Payton and Claude Humphrey.

Coach: What is your favorite Pizza Topping?

Richard Dent: Pepperoni.

Coach: Which stadium has the loudest fans?

Richard Dent: Probably Minnesota or the Redskins. My favorite places to play were Philly, NY, Green Bay.

Coach: What is your greatest NFL moment?

Richard Dent: Winning the Championship game in Chicago, when it was snowing. Finally. Winning that game brought us to the Super Bowl! The snow came down, Fridge was there with no teeth, jumping around. The Chicago fans were the best!

Read the FULL Kurt Warner Interview NOW

If you want more information about Kurt's iPhone app, ask your parents and check it out in the iTunes store. Torgogog: He's a Super Bowl winner, a Super Bowl MVP, and a two time NFL MVP.  He's in the top 10 of highest career passer ratings of all time.  He's coming into the Rush Zone today to talk with you about playing in the NFL and about his new iPhone app, Kurt Warner's Football 101 for Kids. Hi Kurt, welcome to the NFLRush Zone!   Torgogog: What’s your
If you want more information about Kurt's iPhone app, ask your parents and check it out in the iTunes store.

Torgogog: He's a Super Bowl winner, a Super Bowl MVP, and a two time NFL MVP.  He's in the top 10 of highest career passer ratings of all time.  He's coming into the Rush Zone today to talk with you about playing in the NFL and about his new iPhone app, Kurt Warner's Football 101 for Kids.

Hi Kurt, welcome to the NFLRush Zone!

 

Torgogog: What’s your favorite meal?

Kurt Warner: My favorite meal is pizza. I love pizza with a lot of toppings in it.

 

Torgogog: Who was your favorite player growing up?

Kurt Warner: I was a Cowboys fan growing up, so I was a Roger Staubach fan. I was also a Walter Payton fan because I liked Chicago.

 

Torgogog: What is your favorite Pizza Topping?

Kurt Warner: One of my favorite toppings is pepperoni.

 

Torgogog: Which stadium has the loudest fans?

Kurt Warner: Kansas City, Tennessee and pretty much all of the dome stadiums.

 

Torgogog: What is your greatest NFL moment?

Kurt Warner: Hmm, tough one.  It’s got be either taking two different teams to the Super Bowl or throwing the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. They are both great memories.

 

Torgogog: Kurt Warner’s Football 101 is your latest project.  What can kids do with this app on their iPhone?

Kurt Warner: The app is an instructional app. The app itself, like a game, has 4 quarters. It takes the user through the ins and outs of football including formation, rules, scoring, offense, defense, and so on. It’s an interactive app that makes learning the game interesting and fun. It’s a great way for kids to learn the basics of understanding the game. It’s good for anyone who wants to learn about football.

 

Torgogog: Do you play games?  What are popular games with you and your kids?

Kurt Warner: Popular games at my house - Madden (both of his kids love Madden). We just recently got the Xbox Kinect.

 

Torgogog: Whom do your kids root for?

Kurt Warner: My kids are mostly Cardinal fans, but they also have their own teams.  One son likes the Miami Dolphins and my other son is a fan of different players. 

 

Torgogog: Who are some of his favorite players?

Kurt Warner: He likes Andre Johnson, Ray Lewis, Antonio Gates, etc... he likes to wear a different jersey every day.

 

Torgogog: What did you like to play growing up?

Kurt Warner: Growing up, I was just a sports nut from very early on. I don’t really know what got me into it, other than just playing. I got signed up for football at the community center and loved the game and became a sports junkie. Every moment that I wasn’t doing homework, I was out playing football and baseball and basketball.

 

Torgogog: Did you play any position besides QB?

Kurt Warner: When I was younger I wanted to be a wide receiver. I was a tight end in junior high. It wasn’t until later in high school that I became a QB.

 

Torgogog: What is the best advice you were given as a QB?

Kurt Warner: The best advice I ever got as a QB was “have a short memory” You have to be able to move on to the next play if you throw an interception returned for 100 yards. You have to be able to bounce back after a tough play and come back big.  The same goes for making a big play.  You always have to be ready to move on to the next play.

 

Torgogog: Do you have any advice for young QBs out there?

Kurt Warner: Always try to be consistent. Try to be the same guy every time you step onto the field so that everyone knows what they’re going to get out of you. Work just as hard regardless of the situation.

 

Torgogog: Who are some of your favorite players to watch?

Kurt Warner: Being that I was a pocket passer, I like watching QBs that can pick a defense apart. Phillip, Tom, Peyton. I just like watching the game and I appreciate watching the position in general.

 

Torgogog: OK, seriously… Steelers or Packers?

Kurt Warner: I want and I think the Packers are going to win. The Steelers have won a lot of rings and I’d like to see someone else get a chance. The game is about winning championships and I want other people to be able to experience that.

 

Torgogog: Who do you think will have the better game at QB?

Kurt Warner: I think Rogers will have the better numbers but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to have the better game.

 

Torgogog: What do you think of the new overtime rules?

Kurt Warner: Not a huge fan of the overtime rules. I like that both teams get the ball, but it’s weird that touchdowns are different than field goals. There’s too many “if this you do... if this you don’t”... it changes the game.

 

Torgogog: What is it like to run onto the field with 80,000 cheering fans?

Kurt Warner: In a normal situation you get to 80,000 fans and you just sort of tune it out. But if you’re talking about the Super Bowl it’s pretty amazing. Going out there realizing that millions of people outside of the stadium are watching you. It’s surreal when they call your name and you run out on the field.

 

Torgogog: Do you miss playing?

Kurt Warner: I’m loving retirement. It’s been fun. My first priority gets to be my family and so I get to be there for anything that they do. I also get to take advantage of things like Dancing with the Stars, cameos in the movies, working with my foundation, etc... things I never expected to be able to do and certainly couldn’t do if I was still playing.

 

Torgogog: What’s harder, reading defenses or raising 7 children?

Kurt Warner: Raising kids is harder than reading a defense. Those kids are going to grow up and change the world.

 

Torgogog: How hard was Dancing with the Stars?

Kurt Warner: Dancing with the Stars was hard, but I really really enjoyed challenging myself to do something new. It wasn’t football, but it was still about performing live and wanting to do well.

 

Torgogog: Have you ever thought about coaching?

Kurt Warner: I can see myself coaching.  I think that would be a lot of fun. But I don’t see myself ever coaching at the professional or college level. There’s just too much time away from my family. I want to see my kids grow up.

 

Torgogog: When you were growing up, did you ever imagine yourself winning the Super Bowl?

Kurt Warner: Yes, I did, all the time.  I think growing up I thought I would one day be a Super Bowl champion. I dreamed about it a lot. We’d watch the Super Bowl and we’d go outside and play the first half in our front yard. We’d finish the game outside after the game and pretend to throw the winning pass at the end.

 

Torgogog: Will you go to the Super Bowl?

Kurt Warner: I’ve only been to one Super Bowl that I wasn’t playing in and I was miserable. I want to be out there playing. Maybe it’ll get easier as I get older. I’ll watch the game on TV though, but being there is still tough.

 

Torgogog: What’s your favorite Super Bowl snack?

Kurt Warner: We have a cheese chili dip while the family watches at home.

 

Torgogog: Who is your family rooting for?

Kurt Warner: I think a lot of my family is rooting for the Packers, but there are a few of us who expect the Steelers to win.

 

Torgogog: What advice would you give to the kids in the NFLRZ?

Kurt Warner: Don’t let anyone tell you can’t fulfill you dreams. I had a lot of things go against me along the way, but if you believe in yourself and work hard you will reach your goals. There’s really no reason other people can’t do it too.

 

Torgogog: Thanks for joining us today. Here's a code for playing with us:  Kurtwarner101.

If you want more information about Kurt's iPhone app, ask your parents and check it out in the iTunes store

Kurt Warner's Super Bowl Pick

Kurt's pick for the Super Bowl is none other than the Green Bay Packers! Kurt Warner knows football! As a Super Bowl-winning MVP and owner of the second-highest completion percentage in NFL history, Kurt's pick for the Super Bowl is none other than the Green Bay Packers! Kurt told NFLRush why: "I want and I think the Packers are going to win. The Steelers have won a lot of rings, a lot of guys on the Steelers already have two Super Bowl rings. I'd like to see someone else get a chance. T
Kurt's pick for the Super Bowl is none other than the Green Bay Packers! Kurt Warner knows football! As a Super Bowl-winning MVP and owner of the second-highest completion percentage in NFL history, Kurt's pick for the Super Bowl is none other than the Green Bay Packers! Kurt told NFLRush why: "I want and I think the Packers are going to win. The Steelers have won a lot of rings, a lot of guys on the Steelers already have two Super Bowl rings. I'd like to see someone else get a chance. The game is about winning championships and I want other people to be able to experience that feeling."

Thanks Kurt. That's good insight from a guy who knows! You can read more of Kurt's interview at here on NFL RUSH and check out Kurt's new iPhone app, "Kurt Warner's Football 101 for Kids" in the iTunes app store.

The Rush 5 - Kurt Warner

He's been a Super Bowl winner, a Super Bowl MVP, and a two time NFL MVP. He's in the top 10 of highest career passer ratings of all time. He entered the Rush Zone to talk to you about playing in the NFL and his new iPhone app, Kurt Warner's Football 101 for Kids. What’s your favorite meal? My favorite meal is pizza. I love pizza with a lot of toppings on it. Who was your favorite player growing up? I was a Cowboys fan growing up, so I was a Roger Staubach fan. I was also a Walter P

He's been a Super Bowl winner, a Super Bowl MVP, and a two time NFL MVP. He's in the top 10 of highest career passer ratings of all time. He entered the Rush Zone to talk to you about playing in the NFL and his new iPhone app, Kurt Warner's Football 101 for Kids.


What’s your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is pizza. I love pizza with a lot of toppings on it.

Who was your favorite player growing up?

I was a Cowboys fan growing up, so I was a Roger Staubach fan. I was also a Walter Payton fan because I liked Chicago.

What is your favorite Pizza Topping?

One of my favorite toppings is pepperoni.

Which stadium has the loudest fans?

Kansas City, Tennessee, and pretty much all of the dome stadiums.

What is your greatest NFL moment?

Hmm, tough one. It’s gotta be either taking two different teams to the Super Bowl or throwing the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. They are both great memories.


Check out the whole chat in the Press Room

The Rush 5 - Hakeem Nicks

   Giants Wide Receiver, Hakeem Nicks stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:   What is your favorite meal? Fried chicken, mac n cheese, corn bread and rice.   Who is your childhood football Hero? Steve Smith on the Carolina Panthers.   What is your favorite pizza topping? Cheese pizza.   Who has the loudest fans? New Orleans.   What is your gr

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Giants Wide Receiver, Hakeem Nicks stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:

 

What is your favorite meal?

Fried chicken, mac n cheese, corn bread and rice.

 

Who is your childhood football Hero?

Steve Smith on the Carolina Panthers.

 

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Cheese pizza.

 

Who has the loudest fans?

New Orleans.

 

What is your greatest NFL moment?

Playing in New Orleans.

 

You can read the whole chat transcript on the NFLRZ Facebook page!

 

Rush 5 - Nnamdi Asomugha

   Raiders Cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:   What is your favorite meal? My favorite meal is lasagna.   Who is your childhood football Hero? My football hero was Marcus Allen, and then Barry Sanders.   What is your favorite pizza topping? My favorite pizza topping is Chicken and Mushrooms.   Who has the loudest fans? O

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Raiders Cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:

 

What is your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is lasagna.

 

Who is your childhood football Hero?

My football hero was Marcus Allen, and then Barry Sanders.

 

What is your favorite pizza topping?

My favorite pizza topping is Chicken and Mushrooms.

 

Who has the loudest fans?

Oakland has the loudest fans!

 

What is your greatest NFL moment?

My greatest NFL moment was my first touchdown ever against the Steelers.

 

You can read the whole chat transcript on the NFLRZ Facebook page!

 

Rush 5 - Brandon Marshall

   Dolphins wide receiver, Brandon Marshall stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:   What is your favorite meal? Sushi. My favorite roll is called the Beast Roll.   Who is your childhood football Hero? Emmitt Smith.   What is your favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni.   Who has the loudest fans? Arrowhead Stadium.   What is your greatest NFL moment? M

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Dolphins wide receiver, Brandon Marshall stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to chat with fans. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from the chat:

 

What is your favorite meal?

Sushi. My favorite roll is called the Beast Roll.

 

Who is your childhood football Hero?

Emmitt Smith.

 

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Pepperoni.

 

Who has the loudest fans?

Arrowhead Stadium.

 

What is your greatest NFL moment?

My game aganst the Seahawks in my first NFL Season.

 

You can read the whole chat transcript on the NFLRZ Facebook page!

 

Rush 5 - Jonathan Stewart

Panthers running back, Jonathan Stewart stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to everyone about what it's like to play in the NFL and why they call him Stewy. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from yesterday’s chat:   What is your favorite meal? Jonathan Stewart: Fried chicken   Who is your childhood football Hero? Jonathan Stewart: Emmitt Smith.   What is your favorite pizza topping? Jonathan Stewart: Pizza with ever

Panthers running back, Jonathan Stewart stopped by the NFLRush Zone to talk to everyone about what it's like to play in the NFL and why they call him Stewy. We put together the most popular questions and called them the Rush 5! Here's the Rush 5 from yesterday’s chat:

 

What is your favorite meal?

Jonathan Stewart: Fried chicken

 

Who is your childhood football Hero?

Jonathan Stewart: Emmitt Smith.

 

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Jonathan Stewart: Pizza with everything

 

Who has the loudest fans?

Jonathan Stewart: University of Oregon

 

What is your greatest NFL moment?

Jonathan Stewart: When I ran for 205 yards against the Giants.

 

You can read the whole chat transcript on the NFLRZ Facebook page!