Al Harris Q&A

Packers cornerback Al Harris answered questions today in the locker room on facing former Packers wide receiver Robert Ferguson, rookie running back Adrian Peterson and the Vikings quarterbacks

Q: How do you feel about playing against former Packers wide receiver Robert Ferguson on Sunday?
Al Harris:
"My and Fergie have worked against each other for so long that it's almost going to be unfair to each other. I know exactly what he's doing and he knows exactly what I'm doing, you know what I mean? There isn't a route that he can run that I won't know, and there isn't a technique that I can play that he won't know. We've worked together for so long on a competitive level trying to make each other better. I remember one training camp we had a bet. When he had a completion it was a point for him. An incompletion was a point for me. A touchdown was two points for him. I forgot who won, but it's going to be interesting going against a guy that I have a lot of respect for."

Q: Do you think Ferguson is in a better situation for his career?
"I do. I think it was the best move for him. It reminds me so much of when I was in Philly (before he was traded to Green Bay). Great team, great organization, but it wasn't the right fit for me. It helped me a lot to mature and learn how to be a professional.

"I think it's a great move for him. I watched him last night on tape and I smiled because he looks good on film. I know how hard he works and how dedicated he is to the game."

Q: Do you and Ferguson trade text messages and voice mails?
"We do. I called him when he got released and picked up. I'll probably text him tonight to wish him luck. I'll probably see him before the game, after the game. I think the world of the man. I think he's going to have a long career."

Q: Is there a big dropoff from their number one quarterback to number two?
"I wouldn't say there's a dropoff or anything like that, but we're not concerned with who is playing quarterback. We're going to do what we do. They've got to adjust to us. There is no secret to what we do, so we're going to do what we do, and whoever it may be that is quarterback, he'll have to deal with us."

Q: Is stopping running back Adrian Peterson easier said than done?
"He is a good player. Watching him on tape, I was watching him last night and looking at him this morning, he is a real good football player. He's going to be a good player for a while. But we've been facing good football players since we started. Last week we had a pretty good football player (LaDainian Tomlinson) at the running back position, so it's going to be like that week to week. I have a lot of respect for him. I think he's going to be a good football player."

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