In my first, hopefully not last, San Diego Chargers player interview, I was able to kick it Twitter style with cornerback #29 @ShareeceWright. I feel very privileged that he took the time to interview with me. The fact that our Chargers just began mini-camp and he still made himself available, just goes to show what the fans mean to him. I’ll have everyone know that there was no hesitation on his part to accept the interview. I’d also like to add that as soon as I started to tweet him the questions he began to answer them right away.
Like all of us, Shareece has extremely high expectations for the Chargers this year. He, in fact, seemed to embrace the level of hope that we, as fans, share with him and the rest of the entire Chargers organization.
He comes across as a very humble guy that seems very determined to help the Chargers do whatever it takes to win a championship this year and in the future. Here we go!
First off, let me start by saying thank you for the interview. This really means a lot to me, Chargers fans, and of course the BoltBeat Nation.
- BoogaP: Who were your role models growing up? And when did you realize that you wanted to play in the NFL?
Shareece Wright: Growing up Deion Sanders was my favorite player and Charles Woodson. I knew I wanted to play in the NFL when I was 10 years old.
- BP: Are there any players past or present that you want to model your game after?
SW: Charles Woodson and I like Revis’ style a lot as a player.
- BP: Now that the draft is here, tell us how u felt a year ago waiting to hear your name called and once you did hear it what was that like?
SW: Waiting to hear my name called I was as nervous as I’ve ever been. I couldn’t even sleep the night before. Once my name was called was one of the greatest feelings I ever felt.
- BP: When you came in as a rookie was there a player that took you “under his wing” or that you looked to as a mentor?
SW: Both Jammer and Cason welcomed me in with open arms and were there for me when I called them for help. Cason hosted me on my trip to Arizona when he was there so we share a little more history.
- BP: This one is a fan question. Matthew Stanley, @boltfanindenver , asks: How beneficial will it be to have a full offseason this year as opposed to the lockout shortened offseason of last year?
SW: Having an offseason this year is really beneficial for me. It’s only been two days and it’s helped so much already just breaking down the defense and simplifying everything. Not having it last year wasn’t good for the rookies. (Two days at time of interview)
- BP: We know that John Pagano was the Linebackers coach and he now is the defensive coordinator. What should we expect different defensively this year compared to last year?
SW: From what I know about Pagano he is an aggressive guy. So I expect to have a lot of aggressive calls and a lot of man to man.
- BP: Help me out with the naysayers and tell me what it is like to play for Norv Turner?
SW: Norv is a great coach and it’s an honor for me to play for him. Although he’s an offense coach, he stays in my ear.
- BP: We as fans share the same team goals as the Chargers players. And that is for San Diego to become Superbowl Champions. But do you have any personal goals for this season?
SW: My personal goal is to play a lot more than I did last year and help my team win games.
- BP: Another Fan question here. Russell Grant asks: With Palmer getting a full offseason, Cassell being healthy, and that Manning guy being in Denver, how does that effect offseason prep?
SW: Now that those QBs are healthy and ready, the only thing that changes in offseason preparation is as far as who we watch on film. Now that we know those are the guys, they are who we will study.
- BP: How do you feel about me predicting that #ThisIsTheYear that the Chargers become Superbowl Champs for the first time?
SW: You predicting us going to the Superbowl just shows the expectations that people have for us and what we should have as a team. Which we do.
I concluded the interview by thanking Shareece for the interview and telling him how lucky I felt for the opportunity.
Thanks a lot for reading!