- Last Updated: 5:28 AM, July 25, 2010
- Posted: 2:10 AM, July 25, 2010
The Post’s Steve Serby chatted with the soon-to-be-36-year-old former Dolphin who brought his 127 1⁄2 career sacks to the Jets as a free agent.
Q: What was your reaction when you heard that Rex Ryan had flipped the bird to a Dolphins fan in Florida before the Super Bowl?
A: I just laughed . . . people make such a big deal about this stuff. He and Channing Crowder had a little thing going on I thought was funny and entertaining. Dolphin fans are supposed to dislike the Jets, and Jet fans are supposed to dislike the Dolphins. Like the Packers and Vikings.
Q: Are you concerned that some Jets fans will never forgive you for hating them as a Dolphin?
A: You can’t please everybody in life. . . . If they come around, great. If they don’t, well, I’m sorry.
Q: Fireman Ed is on your side now.
A: Chant it up! J-E-T-S!
Q: Your worst fear is getting booed on them road and at home?
A: (Chuckles) I expect to get booed on the road . . . but you’d like to be loved and appreciated at home. We’ll see what happens.
Q: Are you optimistic you can win Jets fans over?
A: If we win ballgames, and win a lot of ballgames, they’re gonna like the team, and I’m part of the team.
Q: How are your children (Isaiah, 7, Mason, 6, and Zoey, 4) adapting from being Dolphin fans to Jets fans?
A: (Isaiah and Mason) couldn’t be happier. Somehow, some way, they became Yankee fans in South Florida. They want to go up there and see some Yankee games. They have Sanchez jerseys already and they talk about (LaDainian Tomlinson).
A: He’s almost like an assistant coach, but he’s the head coach. Players tend to be closer to their assistant coaches and can joke around . . . they’re more like a friend than they are a coach.
Q: Do you have enough left to be a double-digit sacker?
A: I certainly believe so. Time will tell.
Q: What’s better: sacks or sex?
A: (Laughs). Sex with my wife is much better than sacks.
Q: How close are sacks?
A: It’s in the top 3 in life for sure.
Q: You once said following a game against Buffalo quarterback Rob Johnson: “It’s always good to see a quarterback bleed.” Do you hate quarterbacks?
A: No, I love quarterbacks. They’re the reason I do what I do. I just like hitting ’em.
Q: Favorite quarterbacks to sack?
A: It became the guys that were the hardest to get because it makes it more gratifying. I haven’t hit one quarterback I haven’t enjoyed hitting . . . Peyton Manning, Tom Brady because I saw him so much in the division.
Q: All-time favorite sack?
A: My first one against Jim Harbaugh back in ’97. My first true NFL sack ever came in preseason against Brett Favre. I called all my friends and family and told everybody, “I just sacked Brett Favre!” Even though it didn’t count, it counted for me. I didn’t even know what I did, probably some corny sack dance or celebration. I felt like I was the Michael Jordan of football — at least for that four seconds.Follow @NYPostsports