This morning I was joined by DJ Moore a rising fourth year cornerback for the Chicago Bears on my show, the Wake Up Call on www.sportstownchicago.comfor an extended interview on a wide range of topics.
I tried to pick the brain of the former All- American from Vanderbilt about the mindset he takes with him in the offseason as he trains his mind and body in anticipation of a grueling 16 game regular season, four game preseason schedule, as well as training camp and organized team activities, which start this week.
I asked DJ what it’s like to be in the same huddle with stars such as Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Julius Peppers, and Charles Tillman. He said he didn’t allow himself to get star struck and said it was confirmation that he belongs in the league after questioning whether he belonged in the league after being a fourth round pick despite being a two-time All-Sec performer and All-American in 2008.
We talked about the toughest receiver he has had to cover in his career, the addition of Brandon Marshall, his advice to young football players, his unique pre-game ritual, and much more.
DJ is a laid back cat from South Carolina and the interview matched his demeanor until I asked him his thoughts on the Saints alleged bounty program.
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Patrick is a diehard Chicago sports fan and an avid college football fan, particularly the SEC. Patrick is the host of “The Wake up Call,” a weekly sports show on Sportstownchicago.com every Wednesday morning from 8-10. View his show’s website here.