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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
September 28, 2009
The Interview
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September 28, 2009

Just My Type

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AP: That'd be cool too, but he's a Cleveland Brown now. We've got ties as Sooner brothers, but when it's time to step on the field on different teams, I don't know you.

DP: On the cover of SI two weeks ago you were called the Dominator. Are you O.K. with that as a nickname, or do you prefer All Day?

AP: All Day is something I've been carrying since I was young, so that's not going anywhere. But the Dominator is cool too. There's a lot of names out there.

DP: If you weren't, who is the one running back you'd want to watch?

AP: [Vikings backup] Chester Taylor.

DP: [Laughs] Oh, don't go there. You're a very good team player, I like that. But I'm talking about a starting running back.

AP: I'd have to go with LT or Frank Gore.

DP: Why Frank Gore?

AP: I've been watching Frank since [he was at] Miami. Since he's been in the league, he's really had some bad luck with the knee injury. It kind of slowed him down. But other than that, that guy does it all. He catches the ball good, blocks good, and his running style is unique. He plays the game with a passion that a lot of guys don't play with. That's why I like watching him.

DP: Tony Dungy was on earlier, and he said he thinks you can challenge Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record [of 2,105 yards, set in 1984]. How possible is that?

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