The Questions with Shaun Phillips

Chargers Linebacker
December 11, 2006

What was yourwelcome-to-the-NFL moment?

My first kickoffagainst the Colts [in 2004]. I had never done kickoffs, and I asked [teammate]Stephen Cooper how to do it. He said [to] just run down as fast as you can. Iwasn't aware that people come from the sides, and I got knocked about 10 yardsin the air.

What was yourmost embarrassing moment?

Getting arrestedfor something I didn't do. [Last April he was booked after having, he says, apretend argument with a woman he knew on the street in San Diego's GaslampQuarter. No charges were filed; he never appeared in court.]

What's one thingabout being in the NFL most people don't realize?

That we work longdays. We get here at six and go home at six.

If I weren't inthe NFL, I'd ...

be a lawyer.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...

allow[unrestricted] celebrations. It adds to the game.

LAST WEEK

Phillips's sackin a win over Buffalo pleased teammate Shawne Merriman who had said, "Ilike [his] sack dance."

THIS WEEK

San Diego hostsDenver, against whom Phillips had a sack and forced a fumble in a 35--27 win onNov. 19.

PHOTOPAUL SAKUMA/AP (PHILLIPS ACTION) PHOTOTOM DIPACE (PHILLIPS HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)