A student of martial arts who dabbles in alternative medicine, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Chike Okeafor says he's on to other things now since his playing days in Seattle.
"You can't always train the same way," Okeafor said during the Arizona Cardinals media session at Super Bowl XLIII here in Tampa. "You've got to shock the body and reinvent yourself.
"You know what? Honestly I can't even break out all of my secrets of the trade, I guess. So maybe when I retire I'll write a book about them."
Okeafor has reinvented himself on the football field, and has been a successful cog in Arizona's revamped defense. The 32-year-old finished with 60 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the Cardinals during the regular season.
He left for Arizona the same season (2005) the Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl, so he didn't get a chance to play in the game with Seattle. He's says he's moved on since his time with the Seahawks.
"I'm not a 'I told you so,' and 'this and that' (kind of guy)," Okeafor said about his departure from Seattle. "Those things seem to work themselves out. I just play the game like a kid at recess, for the love of the game."
I also caught up with former Seahawks wide receiver Jerheme Urban, who said his years in Seattle helped make him into the receiver he is now. You can listen to my conversation with Urban in this audio link.
Warren Moon is down here doing some radio work as well. I asked him for his prediction, and he said Steelers 24-23, but he wouldn't be surprised if Arizona wins.
That's all for now.