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This past week I had the opportunity to connect with New England Patriots offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle via Facebook. LaAdrian is a cool dude and simply posted the question, “what is ok to mix with your eggs?”, in which I put my two cents into his discussion. We had a back and forth that eventually turned into a quick Q&A. Shout out to LaAdrian for taking the time to answer my questions, and to Boston Sports Extra for giving me the opportunity to write for them and reach out to players and be able to speak with them on a level I never thought I could.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with LaAdrian, this dude is a MONSTER. He stands at 6’6 and weighs in at 315 pounds. In other words, the dude is a mack truck. LaAdrian is a Texas native who played his college ball at Texas Tech University, the same college as former Patriot receivers Wes Welker and Danny Amendola. The big man went undrafted out of college and signed on with the Detroit Lions before being cut after an injury ruined his 2014 campaign. He was eventually signed by the Pats and recently re-signed after testing out free agency (Dallas showed interest). We are glad to have him back.
NOW, LETS GET DOWN TO THE Q & A SHALL WE?
Q: What is your all time favorite meal or food?
A (LaAdrian): “Chinese food”
-Not a bad choice at all big fella.
Q: Do you have any superstitions or rituals you carry out before a game?
– A man of few words… Nothing wrong with keeping it short and sweet!
Q: Favorite artist out right now if you had to choose one?
A: “Juicy J”
– Okay, can’t lie on this one bud… JUICY J?!? I was hoping for J.Cole, Post Malone, or Kendrick Lamar… But JUICY J? COME ON MANNNNNNN.
Q: Favorite movie of all time, and are you big into the Avengers movies?
A: “Haven’t seen the Avengers yet but I do like all those movies. Don’t really have one favorite movie, just a long list of ones I like.”
– Much respect for being an Avengers/Marvel fan, but everyone has ONE favorite / go to movie, don’t they?!
Q: It seems like Fortnite is the new craze hitting college dorm rooms, living rooms, and even locker rooms. Has it hit your home yet? Are you part of the Fortnite frenzy?
A: “Yeah I be on there getting beat by little kids”
– I feel your pain brother… I’d laugh but honestly the same happens to me, hence why I stopped playing the game…. Damn kids and their video games!
Q: For the most part do you enjoy living in New England?
A: “It’s alright minus the brutal winters. Boston is a cool city but I’m not about that traffic”
– Traffic in Boston… You don’t say?! I hear ya bro, Boston is a great city to be in but I am all set with traffic on a daily basis too big guy!
Q: Who do you got winning the NBA Finals? Give me your “expert” prediction
A: ” Rockets vs Celtics….Rockets win in 7″
– Wow, okay big man. I can’t say I don’t like the picks… Even with Kyrie and Gordon injured I think we still take the East but lose to the West… But my pick is Golden State
Q: Who would you choose as your favorite college teammate at Texas Tech and your favorite teammate on the Patriots?
A: “I’ve had a bunch of great teammates over the years. That’s what makes this game so special.”
– Kept it humble and to a minimum, so no feelings were hurt. I see what you did there!
Q: What is your most memorable moment playing in the NFL?
A: “Playing in Super Bowl LI”
– Cant lie, Super Bowl LI is one of my favorites as a fan too… FALCONS BLEW A 28-3 LEAD… #NeverForget
Q: What ultimately lead to you re-signing with the Patriots? Was it playing for another ring? Playing with Tom and for Bill?
A: “It was the best situation”
– Okay, easy to see Belichick has these guys trained well when it comes to giving answers! NOT EVEN MAD ABOUT IT.#InBillWeTrust
Q: Who are your most competitive teammates on the Patriots on both sides of the ball?
A: “If you’re a Patriot, you’re competitive lol”
– I think he is under the impression I’m trying to set him up. Don’t worry big fella, I see what your doing. I wouldn’t get you in trouble with the locker room!
Q: What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
A: “Have the best season of my career and help this team win a bunch of big games”
– I cant argue with that big man, do your job right?! I like the sound of that!
Q: We all see how crazy Tom Brady is about winning but from your perspective being inside the locker room and being on his side of the ball at practice and during games, just how crazy is he and do you consider him the GOAT like many of us do?
A: ” The reason you play is to win! He is the GREATEST”
-Basically confirmed what we ALL already know… Brady is a MANIAC and he is truly the G.O.A.T.
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This concludes my Q & A with LaAdrian Waddle. Again, I want to give a big shout out to him for taking the time to answer these and give me some insight on him as a person and as a football player. Stay tuned for more to come! Check out Boston Sports Extra on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more articles from our talented and knowledgeable writers!