JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBS Seattle) — Seattle Seahawks rookie Phil Bates decided to shake things up off the field as he became a reporter for one day.
The wide receiver grabbed CBS 2 sports anchor Steve Overmyer’s microphone and took things into his own hands by interviewing his teammates for about 10 minutes. The camera began rolling when Bates began questioning Jermaine Kearse.
Bates: “If you were to be playing hockey would you be legit?
Kearse: “yea um maybe no no. I can’t ice skate.”
Bates then went on to question the 27-year-old receiver Ricardo Lockette.
Bates: “If it wasn’t football what would you be doing?”
Lockette: “I’d probably be a professional ping pong player… I’d be the first person to have a Gucci ping pong.”
Bates also spoke with kick returner and wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who is one of the most productive players on the Seahawks.
Bates: “We gotta know why you so angry?”
Baldwin: “Because every time I’m in the kitchen you’re in the kitchen. You’re eating up all the collard greens and there’s no milk, so you’re drinkin’ up all the water for the cereal.”
Bates eventually made his way to the Seahawks’ top defensive back Richard Sherman where he inquired what he’d be doing if he wasn’t playing football.
“That’s a very good question. If not football what would I do? I’d try to find you a better job. I’d try to find you a much better-fitting hat,” Sherman said.
The Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos Sunday at MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.
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