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DP: Do you think it's more mental or physical with Matt?
KW: I think it's a combination of both. I think he's got the physical skills. I think he's got the mental ability to play this game. He understands the game, understands reads and the system we're in. But for me, great quarterbacks [have] the ability to put both those things together. To see things. To react quickly to what you see. And then being able to have your body do what you want it to do.... He's gotta put all that together. I haven't seen him do all those things and do them at a high level. But now, I'm going to be out of the picture. He's not going to feel that pressure [of] me being behind him.
The Cardinals All-Pro receiver said he tried to talk Warner into staying with Arizona: "I think everybody on the team did.... Whenever you lose a Hall of Fame player, it's not usually good for your team."
Smoke said he thinks the biggest problem Danica Patrick will face in her transition to NASCAR is scrutiny from the media, but he's optimistic that she'll succeed. I also asked him if he'd flirt with her when he passed her—maybe wink, or blow a kiss. "I'll probably be a little busy," Stewart (left) said. "And we've got full helmets on, so you're not really going to be able to wink at her."
Before the Bengals' playoff loss to the Jets, Ochocinco said he would change his name if New York cornerback Darrelle Revis shut him down. Well, it happened (Ochocinco had two catches for 28 yards), but the name remains the same. Here's why: "My fingers were crossed," Ochocinco (left) said. "Look, President Clinton said in front of the world, 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman.' His fingers were crossed also, so that's where I got it from.... Revis Island is in Ocho's World. That's how it will always be."
The newly minted Hall of Famer had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he gave this answer.