Panther Insider had a chance to sit down with Carolina Panther rookie CB Ricky Manning Jr and talk to him about the Super Bowl and his rookie season.
Panther Insider: Do you think you where over looked by some teams in the draft lasting until the third round?
Ricky Manning: Yea, I think some team passed up on me but there is nothing I can do about that now, I think I'm in a great situation right now with the Carolina Panthers and I wouldn't trade that for anything.
Panther Insider: In the NFC Championship game against the Eagles you had three interceptions have you ever in your life had three interceptions in a game?
Ricky Manning: Nope, not in high school or college I was just able to make some good reads on the ball and the film study helped me out because I knew what their wide-outs could do and couldn't do.
Panther Insider: You have played minor league baseball what position did you play?
Ricky Manning: The outfield mostly centerfield.
Panther Insider: How do you think you guy's match-up against the New England Patriots wide receivers?
Ricky Manning: I think we match-up well against the New England Patriots wide receivers, they all are very quick and fast receivers that can make plays after they catch the ball and we are going to try to stop that and make sure we make more plays then they do.
Panther Insider: How big is it getting to the Super Bowl
Ricky Manning: It is huge, it is whatever football player dreams of, but you want to make sure you are not just happy you got here but you want to win the game.
Panther Insider: Thanks a lot Ricky and go win the Super Bowl