Q-and-A with Ferguson

Q. What's your impressions staying home and going to the Jets?

Ferguson: I don't think there could be a better feeling. Whenever you can come back home and come back to your family and your friends, [it's great]. I get to see my family, my dad, it definitely speaks volumes and I'm real proud to be a part of this organization.

Q)You made a very apt comparison when someone asked you to sort of tell someone about your style. You mentioned Lomas Brown, could you talk about some of the qualities when you were breaking him down that you see a lot of yourself in him?

Ferguson: A lot of times in this game we focus on size so much and to look at a quality offensive lineman like Brown, a tall guy, skinny guy, long arms, it spoke volumes to me, because I could see that even though he was not 315 pounds, you know, he could still be a great player at the level he was at. So, you know, I aspired to be as good as him, even better, if that was an opportunity that I had.

Q)We know you are happy to be home, but how many tickets do you think you need for each game?

Ferguson: I know it's going to start getting crazy but I'm going to let my dad handle that and you have to speak with him. (Laughter).

Q)Your first name is going to drive my spell check crazy; could you tell me the origin of your name? Ferguson: I definitely think this is probably the most asked question in America, so hopefully this will be the last time I have to answer this.

D'Brickashaw comes from the movie "The Thorn Birds." It was a mini series in 1983 starring Richard Chamberlain. It was a great epic between this guy's love for God and his love for this girl he fell in love with, there's great interplay. Out of that came a name D'Brickashaw. So I that's the story in a nutshell.

Q)What are your thoughts on coming to the new regime with the Jets?

Ferguson: I think he's an excellent coach. Coming to Virginia, we had a new era and so this is definitely reminiscent of those times that I was with Al Groh (ph). You know, whatever the coach needs me to do, whatever the staff needs me to do I'm willing to do. I'm a team player, and I'm hoping we can have great success in this organization.

Q. When did you start thinking of the NFL?

Ferguson: I guess given that I was so skinny earlier on, you know, there was a lot of questions in my mind being 250 pounds, if that would even be a possibility. But when I put on the size and realized that I could play with these guys and be a dominating factor, I realized that there was a place for me on the next level.

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