On his car collection
I love old school cars. I've got a '64 Chevy Impala (below) that is candy-apple red with a white top. I drive it on game days strictly. The guys love it. The fans love it. If you pull up in a car like this, everyone is like, Whoa! I've also got a '68 Volkswagen bug, and I am working on a ' 68 Impala.
On not getting drafted as an undersized (6'1", then 232 pounds) linebacker out of Arizona in 2001
It was disappointing but at the same time motivating. I watched the same guys I competed against in college who have the same ability as me get drafted. Not getting that opportunity right away like they were was tough.
On the list he keeps of the 30 linebackers drafted that year
I cross off everyone who has been cut and isn't in the league anymore. I looked after last season, and I think only about half the linebackers that were drafted are left. So I'm beating guys that were taken instead of me.
On having three head coaches, four different defensive coordinators in four years as a Redskin
If you weren't able to adapt, you weren't going to make it. You always had to learn a new system and a new technique, and it was rough for a young player coming into the league. There was little or no rhythm on the field. But it helped my transition to New York because I was used to adjusting quickly.
On leading his team with 89 tackles after a career-high 110 last year
You break out with a good season, but some people think it's a fluke, that the Giants spent too much on me. [He signed a six-year, $26 million contract.] To prove them wrong is satisfying.