Eric Fisher is just a rookie trying to make it through his first season in the NFL and hope that the pressure won't be everything that everyone said it would be. Guess it doesn't help that he's a member of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and also a part of the "Tide Color Captains" partnership with the NFL. My interview with him on Oct. 22, 2013, proved that he's ready for whatever may come his way.
Fisher is right in the middle of his first season in the NFL and he is enjoying a 7-0 season so far, and being a part of a huge partnership between Tide and the NFL. They're called "Tide Color Captains" and one player from each team serves as a photojournalist and shares their real pics of color celebration via Twitter.
If you're looking to follow along with Fisher, join him on Twitter @Big_Fish 79.
During my interview with the Chiefs rookie, he touched on a number of subjects and is already handling everything like a seasoned veteran.
1.) How does it feel being the last undefeated team in the NFL?
"It's a great experience and a great season so far. It is so fun going out there on Sundays and playing with this team. I am surrounded by great guys, great players, great coaches...starting off my career like this is tremendous. Not many people get to do this in their lives."
2.) After the Chiefs won only 2 games in 2012, what were your expectations for this season?
"I just wanted to help as much as possible. Things are going great so far, and I've heard stories about the season last year. Guys have told me to cherish every moment with these wins. What I've got to do is go out there, keep working week to week, and learn from my mistakes."
3.) Andy Reid or Alex Smith - Who do you think has been the bigger difference maker this season?
"Really couldn't even begin to answer that. Both have been tremendous assets to our team. Coach Reid is a blast to play for and he brings an offense that is unlike anything else. With Alex then taking the lead and bringing us down the field...we've got a really good thing going."
4.) Food wise - What NFL city are you looking forward to the most?
"I like to take it week by week and see what is there. So far, it was great playing in Philly. The cheesesteaks are great."
5.) Your concussion against the Giants from a few weeks back, did you realize what had happened to you right away in the game?
"Injuries like that are all part of the game. These things happen and all I can do is recover and move on from it. I don't swell on it and have to realize that it is a thing of the past."
6.) Harder play to prepare for - Opening a hole for Jamaal Charles or keeping guys off of Alex Smith?
"The offensive line...it is not an easy position. There are talented pass rushers and d-linemen in this league and we never get a week off. Every single week you have someone talented across from you, but you can't always play the same. You have to take every week and prepare for it before getting ready for the next."
7.) Is there any aspect of the game that you believe the Chiefs could truly improve in?
"Right now, all three phases of our game are clicking. We can rely on each other. The defense and special teams are out of this world and there are always times that the offense can get rolling too. For where we are, I think we're doing great."
8.) Had you ever thought of going to a bigger school such as University of Michigan or Michigan State over Central Michigan?
"I was looking at bigger schools but they weren't looking at me. It's just that simple. In college, I put on 75 pounds and really built myself up."
9.) Do you ever get starstruck by any of the players you have to face on the field?
"It is...it's weird at first, but you realize that you're a part of this huge thing. Then, you realize that they're a part of this huge thing too and it's pretty cool."
10.) How do you feel, as a rookie, being a member of such a huge promotion with Tide and the NFL and playing in the loudest stadium in the world?
"Tide allowed me to partner with them back during the NFL Draft and being a Tide Color Captain, I get a lot of cool pictures taken with the Sea of Red and Arrowhead Stadium. I get to post cool pics on Twitter @TideNFL with #ourcolors and it is cool to see our fans show us what is going on.
The day that Arrowhead got the loudest stadium record, the place was just shaking. The Sea of Red was rocking and being the loudest stadium in the world...no-one else can say that."