Editors Note: Pete Carroll singled Seahawks TE John Nalbone out during his season-ending press conference as a player he was particularly excited about going into next season. He's a practice squad/futures tight end out of Monmouth that was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2009 Draft and has spent some time with the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.
Hey Seahawks fans,
I've been here before to share interviews that I have had with Leon Washington, Anthony Heygood, Jason Babin, Chris Maragos, Nate Ness, and other Seahawks players. I'm a high school senior and I work really hard to interview NFL players. My name is Max Strauss, but anyways... I'm here for the interview.
Here is the link to the interview: http://prointerviews.org/JohnNalbone! If you want to read a teaser to the interview, use the jump.
Strauss : Do you have any relationships in the NFL that you think have helped you become a better tight end?
Nalbone : Absolutely. When I was with the Dolphins, Anthony Fasano and I worked together. He’s a great guy. He helped me while I was a rookie. He’s a great and well-rounded tight end. I see that he had success down there this year with Miami. He’s a hard worker. He helped me out a lot and showed me a lot of things. He helped me with the offense too. Watching him play and watching film with him was great. I was a rookie from a small school, and he does it right. He’s a complete professional. He was in Dallas for some time too. I don’t think it could have been better for me. I’m very thankful for that.
Strauss : How do you describe your style of tight end play?
Nalbone : I think I’m more of a balanced tight end. I think I’m better at blocking than receiving. I usually play at around 250-260 around that area. I have run routes pretty well. I guess you can I’m balanced. I don’t want to brag about myself.
Here is the link to the interview: http://prointerviews.org/JohnNalbone!