- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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BR: Not too much. I only know one way to play and that's all-out. When you go home and you're with your wife and family, you do think about it. You just hope that if you take care of your body, you'll be O.K. in 15 years.
DP: Do you have any injuries that you feel every day?
BR: Yeah, my ankle isn't [completely recovered], but they say it will get better. It still pops. My shoulder still hurts. [But there's] nothing that scares me to the point that I feel like I want to stop [playing]. I've had some concussions, [but] I don't have headaches every day. [Since I've been] wearing a new helmet [Riddell Revo Speed Classic], I've been getting dinged way less than before.
DP: Would you know if an opposing team was trying to do something over the line to knock you out of a game?
BR: Maybe. Sometimes things happen under piles. There's a little extra twisting of the ankles and poking.
DP: When was the last time you felt a team was going after your knees or ankles or head?
BR: When we played San Francisco, I thought there were some things going on ... some extra. I had the ankle [injury], so there was kind of a bull's-eye on that anyway. For the most part, guys play tough. I expect to be tougher than them.
DP: The Steelers took offensive linemen with their first two picks in the draft. Will you haze them?
BR: That's not real smart to haze your linemen. I'll definitely give [first-round pick David] DeCastro a hard time because of the phone call.
DP: Explain the phone call.