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Football Diner Interviews
Graeme Young
Cecil Martin
Thurmond Moore
Larry Zierlein

Fact or Fiction?

September 17th 2011
The Diner caught up with much loved NFL pundit Cecil Martin, former Buffalo Bills defensive co-ordinator Thurmond Moore and former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein this week and had the chance to ask the guys a few questions whilst the two coaches and former Eagles Full Back Martin were in Stirling for an FBU camp with BAFL side Stirling Clansmen… ( full article )
Brian Davis
Nat Coombs:
Eagles are overrated

September 11th 2011
nat coombs Nat Coombs steps into the Diner to share his views on the season ahead, cast some predictions and tells us what he really thinks about the Philadelphia Eagles “Dream Team”… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Gary Guyton:
ignore the talk !

January 15th 2010
gary guyton Third-year linebacker Gary Guyton is a central cog in the New England Patriots’ linebacker rotation. In 2010 the Georgia Tech alum came into his own as a defensive playmaker recording 63 total tackles, three sacks, a pair of interceptions and two touchdowns from the middle of a young, emerging defense… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Vernon Davis:
happy to play game on Mars

October 27th
vernon davis You’ve been making a lot of plays recently and scoring touchdowns – but the offense as a whole still needs to take a step forward. Is this the perfect opportunity with Troy at QB?
Vernon Davis. Yeah, I think it’s a big opportunity no matter who we got at QB – I think we got three guys who can get it done. I like Troy – he has lot of potential just like the other two guys we have on the roster… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Ted Ginn:
difference is you’re 100,000 miles away

October 27th 2010
ted ginn What’s it like to have your friend Troy Smith starting at quarterback?
Ted Ginn. It’s great but it’s kind of biased cos we’re more than just friends, we’re brothers. It’s always great to see a good thing happening for your brother… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Chris Kuper:
we’ve gotta run the ball

October 29th
chris kuper Chris you’ve just arrived a couple of hours ago after a nine hour flight – do you feel like you don’t know if you’re coming or going right now?
Chris Kuper Yeah, I haven’t had the chance to take everything in yet I’m… I’m still kinda tired! We’ll get some good sleep tonight though… ( full article )

nat coombs Broadcaster, comedian and Football Diner favourite Nat Coombs returns for a coffee and an ultra-exclusive chinwag with our very own Brian Davis.
… ( full article )
Panther Kicker
Kicking. It’s easy right? Hold on there Einstein, then why are so many kickers missing clutch FGs these days? The Diner asked Carolina Panther kicker Rhys Lloyd back for a second visit to help clear the mystery up and tell us exactly why special teams is the most crucial part of the game
… ( full article )
NY Giant Legend

phil simms Phil Simms is a legend both as a player and as a broadcaster. With CBS in London to cover this Sunday’s International Series showdown between the Patriots and Bucaneers, the Diner pounced on the opportunity to pick the former Giant’s brains and take a trip down Super Bowl-memory lane …( full article )
49ers RB Legend
roger craig Four-time Pro Bowler Roger Craig was the offensive focal point of a dominant 49ers team that won three Super Bowls alongside Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Just before nipping out for a spot of heavy duty a.m. exercise Roger was able to pop into the Diner to talk all about his extraordinary career in our exclusive interview… ( full article )
Sky Sports Presenter
david tuckmanSky Sports’ David Tuckman drops in to the Diner to discuss the regular season so far, a look at the playoff and Super Bowl teams, the state of NFL UK TV coverage, the NFL at Wembley as well as the possibility of a franchise here in London, as well as touching on his first love, hockey, his New York Jets, acting career and a little NASCAR…
( full article )
Maurice Jones-DrewStar Jaguar RB

Maurice Jones-Drew is fun. He’s fun to watch, he’s fun to talk to. You want proof? Mojo stops by the Diner to talk playoffs, Reggie Bush, blocking Shawne Merriman, and the Jags visiting Wembley in 2008! Read it here!
mikecarlsonTB Draftee

The Diner caught up with Josh just before the draft as he readied himself for the most important two days of his football life so far in our
Exclsuive Interview
Chargers CB

antonio cromartieDiner:
Do you think the Chargers are as good defensively without Shawne Merriman?
We’re the same, nothing changes – we’ll still try to apply pressure the same way we did when he was here. We’re still a very tough defense to face… ( full article )
mikecarlsonChannel 5 Presenter

Stops by the Diner to talk about his Ivy League days, Bill Belichick, SBXLII, chicken feet & a run down on how he thinks the top 10 in the Draft will go, all in our
Big Diner Interview!
Gregg RosenthalRotoworld’s

Award winning fantasy football writer Gregg Rosenthal returns to the Diner to give exclusive tips and strategy for the stretch run in our big interview.
Gregg RosenthalRotoworld’s

FF genius Gregg Rosenthal Talks living, working and breathing Fantasy Football in our Exclusive interview!
Kevin CadleSky TV Presenter

Exclusive interview with the Sky TV presenter: Upon weekly requests as a kid for his autograph, OJ Simpson said to me “kid, what do you do with them every week?”
Full interview!
Karl BaumannSky TV’s

The producer of Sky’s live coverage of the NFL talks Sky TV, Wembley & Elvis Oufits in the FD big interview!

Football Diner Interviews
Michael E Lawrence
Reggie Kelly: What separates the good from the great is the mental preparation
November 3rd 2011
reggie kelly Atlanta Falcons’ tight end Reggie Kelly has done it all in his thirteen year NFL career. The 42nd overall pick in the 1999 draft, Reggie has caught passes from a young Michael Vick, made history against Brett Favre in Lambeau, and now is determined to bring a championship to Georgia this season… ( full article )
Brian Davis
David Tuckman:
I see the Colts winning 4 games

September 10th 2011
david tuckman David Tuckman talks to Brian Davis about all things NFL: how the lockout effected the upcoming season, who he thinks will be picking first next year, what he really thinks about Tim Tebow, and why he has bad news for the Colts… ( full article )
Brian Davis
Mike Carlson & Nat Coombs:

April 19th 2011
mike carlson nat coombs Mike Carlson and Nat Coombs were a match made in broadcasting heaven and now sports television’s drollest duo have teamed up with comedian Dan Louw for new weekly podcast Americarnage. Brian Davis sat down with them to find out what it’s all about… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Champ Bailey:
we’ve definitely got our hands full

October 29th
champ bailey Champ, there’s some great CBs in the league right now – yourself, Darelle Revis, Nnamdi Asomughua – do you get caught up in the league table of who’s best?
Champ Bailey: No, for me it’s just about playing my game. That’s really for the fans and the media to do all the speculating. Some guys promote themselves to be the best but I just play my game and let my game speak for itself… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Daniel Graham:
once in a lifetime opportunity

October 29th
daniel graham Daniel, talk a little bit about the division race – it’s still close and the Broncos still have a chance to compete, but what’s it going to take to climb up the standings?
Daniel Graham You know we have to continue to try and get wins, we have to take care of our business and then everything will pan out for itself. The division is still up for grabs and we still know that… ( full article )
Panther Kicker
Dover-born Carolina Panthers’ kicker Rhys Lloyd returns to the Diner for an exclusive, in depth chat ahead of Carolina’s game against Tampa Bay Sunday. After an eventful off season during which he signed – albeit briefly – with Minnesota, Rhys returned to the Panthers earlier this week to pick up where he left off – as one of the league’s premier kickoff specialists
… ( full article )
SMU Coach
jeff reinebold Ahead of returning to the UK to once again be a part of Sky’s coverage of Superbowl XLIV, current SMU Wide Receivers coach and all round cool cat Jeff Reinebold checks into the Diner to chat about the Mustangs season, as well as a wide range of issues in the college ranks and the NFL, plus makes a big prediction for this Sunday’s big game …
( full article )
49ers RB Legend
roger craig With Nebraska set to play Arizona in next week’s Holiday Bowl, former 49ers & Cornhusker Roger Craig returns to the Diner for our exclusive interview. We take a look at what made Roger the kind of guy that made Bill Walsh draft him in the second round of the draft in 1983, his experiences of playing for Nebraska, the hype around Bowl game week, scouting combines and the draft… ( full article )
Channel 5’s

nat coombs Nat’s back! He enjoyed the waffles so much last time that he just had to drop by the Diner again. And whilst he tucked in he shared his thoughts on the past 2009 regular season, gave us his predictions for the playoffs, discussed pro football in the UK, spoke out on the CBA and possibility of an uncapped year, and gave us his impressions on adding a 17th and 18th game to the schedule…( full article )
Bengals WR
Emerging star Andre Caldwell has been the hero in two of the Cincinnati Bengals’ four last gasp wins – scoring game winning touchdowns in the dying seconds against the Super Bowl champion Steelers in week three, and the much-hyped Ravens in week five… ( full article )
NFL Network’s

jason la canfora The Diner invited NFL Total Access chief reporter Jason La Canfora for a coffee and a chat to find out what it was like covering the Redskins as their former Washington Post correspondent, how he is finding his new TV role, the differences in covering not just one but all 32 NFL teams and how aware he is of NFL interest in the UK…( full article )
Channel 5’s

nat coombs Channel 5 presenter Nat Coombs stops by the Diner and chats to Brian Davis about C5’s NFL coverage, his beloved Dolphins, predictions for the season and just what it’s like working alongside Mike Carlson…( full article )
Akin AyodeleCowboy MLB

Speaks to the Diner about the Giants on Sunday, Superbowl hopes and being a warrior in our Big Interview!
Bob GrieseDolphin QB Legend

Talks exclusively Football Diner, tells Fins fans: “Keep the Faith!” Read the full interview here!
Nick HallingSky Sports Presenter

Pops in to talk about the Playoffs, how he’d win the Super Bowl, & fruit throwing Dragons! All in our Diner Interview!
John BeckMiami Dolphin QB

Talks to FD about the Dolphins 2007 season, his future as QB, Wembley and Coldplay in our exclusive trans-atlantic interview!
They Might Be Giants
Mike Carlson, Neil Reynolds and Kevin Cadle make fearless post-season and Super Bowl predictions at the two-thirds point of the regular season, exclusive to Football Diner ( full article )
Breaker BoysESPN Writer

Following on from the Diner’s piece on the Pottsville Maroons, the author of Breaker Boys stopped by the Diner to tell us the full story
walter cherepinskyWalterFootball.com’s

The head honcho of one of our favourite NFL Draft sites stops by for a cuppa and a chat in our latest interview.

Football Diner Interviews
Brian Davis
Neil Reynolds:
Montana warned me

September 14th 2011
neil reynolds Neil Reynolds makes another visit to the Diner to tell us about his new role at Sky Sports, Tim Tebow’s future, who he thinks will be drafting Andrew Luck #1 overall next year, and shares his thoughts on a designed compacted free agency signing period… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Ryan McMahon:
Biggest job interview of my life

February 10th 2011
ryan mcmahon Former Florida State center Ryan McMahon has been a mainstay for the Seminoles since his freshman season in 2007. The player FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher calls “one of the toughest I’ve been around” started more games (53) in his collegiate career than any other in Seminole history. He is currently preparing round the clock for April’s NFL draft… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Woody Paige:
I could not pick my mother out of a police lineup

October 30th
woody paige Woody you’re a star on both sides of the pond as part of ESPN’s Around the Horn – what’s it like making the show?
Woody Paige: It’s great fun, great fun, and people seem to enjoy it because we’re having such a fun time doing it. One of the most interesting aspects of it – since I’ve been over here the last three or four days – is that I’ve realised it’s in a more primetime slot in Britain than it is in the United States… ( full article )
Michael E Lawrence
Game Preview with Neil Reynolds
October 27th 2010
Neil Reynolds We caught up with analyst, broadcaster and writer Neil Reynolds at the 49ers’ team practice earlier today to ask him who he thinks will come out on top in Sunday’s game… ( full article )
Jaguar RB
maurice jones-drew Just days before the Super Bowl, the Diner caught up with the Jaguars’ offensive centrepiece and asked him all about his career year, his future goals, and whether the Jags’ fierce rivals Indianapolis can be stopped by New Orleans in this weekend’s Super Bowl …
( full article )
49ers RB Legend
Back for his 3rd visit to the Diner, Roger Craig tells us of his excitement at being a finalist at this year’s Hall of Fame class, offers us his thoughts on the 2009 regular season, predicts the Championship game and Super Bowl winner, whilst also taking a look at the 49ers season, giving us his 49ers MVPs and a possible surprise if the 49ers play a Wembley game in 2010…
( full article )
Sky Sports Presenter
david tuckman Sky Sports presenter David Tuckman drops in on the Diner to offer up some exclusive predictions on the eve of the new NFL season. He chats Raiders, Rodgers, Revis and more with Brian Davis…
( full article )
Panther Kicker
Dover-born Carolina Panthers’ kicker Rhys Lloyd is the Mick Luckhurst of his generation – a soccer enthusiast from Dear Old Blighty making serious waves in the NFL. Rhys’s jouney to prominence has been a long one – including stints in Minnesota, Baltimore, Green Bay, Baltimore and even Frankfurt of NFL Europe – but these days he’s firmly entrenched as the Panther’s designated kickoff specialist
… ( full article )
Patriots TE
With less than two weeks before the Patriots travel to London for a Wembley match-up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Football Diner caught up with Chris and asked him all about working with Brady, playing for Belichick, and his quest for that elusive Super Bowl ring… ( full article )
Chargers TE

antonio gatesDiner:
Antonio this is a must-win game for you guys – did that result in an intensive practice today?
Yeah, it’s always intensive when you put yourselves in a position like we’re in and you have to climb out of a hole. And we very much created this problem for ourselves… ( full article )
Justin TuckNY Giant DL

Talks about the run to the Playoffs, Osi & Eli, and being a part of one of the most dangerous D-Lines in football in our exclusive interview!
Chargers WR

marques colstonDiner:
The feeling is that the trip here has been like a little minicamp for the Chargers and a chance to regroup – is that your take on it too?
Yeah it is. We’ve been able to spend a lot of time with each other through making the journey and staying together in the hotel so we’ve bonded a lot this week… ( full article )
Ken RileyBengal Legend

The Cincinnati CB retired 4th on the all-time interceptions list. He talks to us about how the game has changed, SB XVI and more in our exclusive interview!
Pro Football WeeklyPro Football Weekly’s

PFW’s draft expert talks scouting, Joel Buschbaum and working 18 hour days in our exclusive trans-Atlantic interview!
Neil ReynoldsNFLUK guru

talks expansion, Wembley and more in our exclusive interview “The NFL never denies reports they want a team in the UK within 10 years”

Mark St. AmantAuthor

Talks about ‘Committed’, Mark’s turn as a semi-pro kicker for the Boston Panthers and being on the brink of winning $300,000 in the WCOFF in our Big Interview!

Ronnie BrownMiami Herald

talks to FD about all things Dolphins – including their 2007 struggles and Wembley in our FD big interview!
Ernie Accorsi“The GM” author

Talks exclusively to Football Diner about Ernie Accorsi, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning & Tiki Barber in our incredible interview!

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