June 25, 2011 Leave a comment
TFO: What sports did you play as a young man growing up?
John: I played just about every sport known to man growing up, but my main focus was on basketball, baseball, and football.
TFO: Who was your inspiration growing up playing sports?
John: Growing up I was fortunate enough to play sports with friends who have excelled and gone on to play on a major college and pro level. So really the competition between us was my inspiration for getting better and improving myself.
TFO: You played football at Miami. You were recruited as a wide receiver out of high school and switched to linebacker. Can you explain how that switch was for you?
John: The switch for me was really from playing safety to linebacker. I knew they wanted me on the defensive side of the ball once I got up there, and they felt outside linebacker was the best fit. Being a physical player along with a great position coach really helped my transition and made it an easier one. I got thrown in the mix right away, so it was a baptism by fire situation and I was able to be successful.
TFO: You have been on several NFL teams. Can you tell your fans what your ‘welcome to the NFL’ moment was?
John: The second preseason game of my rookie year we were playing the Green Bay Packers. At halftime the coaches inform me that I’ll be starting the second half. So our defense takes the field after halftime and I’m trying to get lined up and I look in to see the snap. Well as I’m looking inside I notice who’s standing back there…it’s the old quarterback for the Packers that use to wear #4. It was an unreal moment for me playing against him on the field. I can remember as a little kid in the backyard pretending to be him, and now here we were lined up on opposing sides.
John: I’m really just looking forward to playing with a new staff and teammates and improving on my game each and every day.
TFO: For the fans that are not yet aware of the UFL can you describe the quality of football being played in the UFL?
John: All you have to do is take a look on the rosters of the UFL teams to realize the quality and quantity of talent there is in this league. From the coaching staffs all the way down through the rosters are recognizable names with a wealth of experience and success at the college and NFL level.
TFO: If there was one thing you would want your fans to know about you that has not been asked in an interview what would it be?
John: That I am an avid bowhunter and would gladly accept an invitation to hunt whitetails on someones property. It’s tough to get out there during the season, but any chance to do so and I’ll be in the stand.
I want to thank David Canter from DEC Management INC for making this interview possible. Without agents like David making their clients available to media outlets like ours these positive interviews would not be possible. Our mission here at The Fans Opinion is to change the negative media about athletes one interview at a time. I want to thank John Busing for taking the time out of his busy training schedule to make this interview possible. I can’t wait to see you hitting people this year. Thank you John!