TP: Yes. I'm looking for work. It sucks that I wasn't able to take batting practice today. I hoped I'd get lucky enough to hit one out of the ballpark and maybe get a one-day contract.
The NFL has made some rules changes during the lockout. Does the league want the game to be more entertaining or safer?
TP: I think they want a bit of both. The nature of the game is that it's very violent. You can only do so much to make it safe without really messing with the true essence of our game. It's a shame we weren't able to have a say in any of the rule changes. That signifies how much power the NFL has.
How frustrated are you by that lack of input?
TP: It's very frustrating. [The players] take all the licks, so we should definitely have a majority of the say of what goes on in the game.
Have you watched the replay of the Super Bowl?
TP: I've watched it in my mind thousands of times.
What grade would you give yourself?
TP: A losing grade. When you consider yourself a team guy, you're either a winner or loser. There's no B, C or D grade. It's pass or fail—especially in a game of that magnitude.
Have you been invited to Ben Roethlisberger's wedding?