Q: You looked good practicing. Do you feel good?
A: Yeah, I feel great.
Q: Have they cleared you?
A: Yes, they have.
Q: How does it compare to previous concussions?
A: It was no big deal.
Q: Is it up to you now?
A: Definitely, and I feel good – good enough to go.
Q: Have you done all the tests?
Q: Was this a full-blown concussion?
A: If I could've thought just a little bit I would've been out there. It was enough for me not to play.
Q: What do you remember after you got hit? Or was it bad enough that you had trouble remembering what was going on?
A: That's what concussions pretty much do.
Q: It was reported that you slipped off the bench. What was that about?
A: I don't know. Somebody was hungry for a story I guess.
Q: Concussions have become a more serious issue the last five years. Do you take them more seriously now than you did in college? Do you worry about your future?
A: Not really. I haven't had that many. There are a lot of players who go through long careers and have more.
Q: It was reported that you had five coming out of college. Do you dispute that?
A: To this point I've had four or five; one in high school, three in college.
Q: You don't think that that's many?
A: Not compared to any other football player for the most part.
Q: How easy is it for you to put it behind you at that position?
A: I don't think it'll be hard at all. You just go out and play football.
Q: Are you optimistic you'll play next week?
A: Yeah. I could play today. The decision's not up to me. I passed all the tests, did everything I could do. I feel as good or better than I did with my three-quarter bye week that I had.
Q: Have you worn the Revolution helmet since you've been here?
A: Yes, I have.
Q: Does that help?
A: Yeah, I guess.
Q: Did you have that when you were at Southern Cal?
A: No, I didn't.
Q: In a 2002 interview, you said when you started wearing your hair outside you didn't have the same kind of cushion. Were you just kidding around?
Q: Would that have any effect at all?
A: I'm not sure.
Q: That's one of those stupid-category questions?