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Tribal Warfare
04-29-2011, 03:23 AM
Draft: Jonathan Baldwin Q&A Highlights (http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Draft-Jonathan-Baldwin-QA-Highlights/c6403310-9853-42f6-8d40-66851bb23634)

Q: Was this a surprise to you at all or did you think the Chiefs might pick you?

BALDWIN: Can you repeat the question please?

Q: Yeah, was this a surprise to you or did you think the Chiefs might pick you?

BALDWIN: You know, just sitting here, just watching the draft, just hoping and praying that they would and they did select me and its a dream come true.

Q: Did they have much contact with you before the draft?

BALDWIN: I actually visited and sat down to talk to Coach (Todd) Haley and everybody else and they liked me a lot so I was thinking I would end up here.

Q: They obviously thought you were the third best receiver in the draft, what makes you, you agree with that? What makes you the third best receiver in the draft?

BALDWIN: Im a very hard worker you know, I bring big play activity to the Chiefs, you know Ill give it everything I have. Ill do everything the coaches ask me to do and thats what Ill do.

Q: Your coming to a team that had a wide receiver go the Pro Bowl last year, Dwayne Bowe, have you ever followed him, is that a player that you know much about?

BALDWIN: Well you know, thats a great thing to have, soon as Ill go in Ill listen, soak up a lot of things from him, Ill learn a lot from him and that just makes the team all around better.

Q: Jonathan how did you convince the Chiefs people that whatever character issues were in your past were not going to be a problem in the future?

BALDWIN: I sat down with all the coaching staff and I just told them the kind of person that I am and after they talked to me for about five minutes they understood that I was a good person and I would not be a problem and just want to win here.

Q: What kind of person did you tell them you are?

BALDWIN: Im a teammate, Im a great teammate, you know, Im a hard worker, I dont cause any problems, I do everything that the coaches need me to do and Ive been doing that since Ive been playing.

Q: It looked like, I read something somewhere, that said that you called out your quarterback at Pitt after you left, is that something that you regret, something you dont want to do in the NFL now or is that just kind of who you are?

BALDWIN: No, Im definitely not that way, Im greatly happy that the Chiefs selected me, Im going to do everything that I have to do, and just be a great teammate.

Q: What are your strengths?

BALDWIN: I pack in the football, catch the football with my hands down the field big plays, using my bigger body to box off smaller defensive backs.

Q: How do you, maybe this isnt a fair question, but Im going to ask it anyway, how do you differ from what Dwayne Bowe does?

BALDWIN: You know, I dont know too much about Dwayne Bowe, I know he was a great receiver last year, went to the Pro Bowl, I dont really know too much about him. When I get in there I am going to learn as much as I can about him, soak a lot of things up from him.

Q: Jonathan, how would you describe your personality, I dont mean on-field personality, I mean lockerroom personality, off the field, kind of who are you, do you think?

BALDWIN: Im a guy that, I want to learn, I want to know a lot, so after practice Ill be getting with other receivers, the quarterbacks, and just kind of, get as much information, and those guys telling me what they need me to do, what they think I should do in this situation, different things of that nature. So just finding out different things to better the team.

Q: So for anybody here, whatever issues you may have had in your background, thats not going to be a problem into the future?

BALDWIN: No definitely not.

Q: Jonathan when you came in here did you sit down and look at tape at all with Coach Haley?

BALDWIN: No I didnt.

Q: It was a little confusing for the people watching at home I think, tell us if you were confused on what happened with the pick in front of you. The clock ran out and no one knew what was going on, when did you get the phone call from the Chiefs, you know in relation to what else was going on TV.

BALDWIN: Can you repeat that question?

Q: It looked pretty confusing on television because the Ravens didnt get their pick in on time, when did the Chiefs call you, had they already turned the card in, do you have any idea on the timing of that?

BALDWIN: Right after Ravens clock ran out they called me, like a minute or two after that, so I was talking to Coach Haley and then I knew right then.

Q: Jon where are you tonight and whod you watch the draft with?

BALDWIN: Im in my house in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, watching with my parents, and just all my family.

Q: Whos your agent?

BALDWIN: Rick Smith.

Q: Are you guys going to get a deal done, I mean obviously with the lockout its kind of different but do you plan on getting to camp on time?

BALDWIN: Yeah Im just trying to do everything I can to just better the team and to do everything I can possible.

Q: What does it mean to be a football player from Aliquippa?

BALDWIN: You know, its a big tradition, Mike Ditka started it all and the last one to come out of Aliquippa was Darrelle Revis. And to continue the tradition, it means a lot to me.

Q: Do you consider yourself a breakaway threat?

BALDWIN: Excuse me?

Q: Do you consider yourself a breakaway threat, a guy with speed?

BALDWIN: Yes I do.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2011, 03:40 AM
Jon Baldwin, you know?

Tribal Warfare
04-29-2011, 04:06 AM
If KC drafted Baldwin, then a cat like NT Kenrick Ellis is now a possibility if he's available when KC picks next time .

kstater
04-29-2011, 04:46 AM
Q: How do you, maybe this isn’t a fair question, but I’m going to ask it anyway, how do you differ from what Dwayne Bowe does?


This is Robinette for sure.

salame
04-29-2011, 05:09 AM
you know?

suzzer99
04-29-2011, 05:09 AM
This guy reminds me a lot of Bowe but with better hands.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2011, 05:12 AM
This guy reminds me a lot of Bowe but with better hands.

Better hands, faster, more ups.

In fact, Bowe's vertical at the combine was only 33 inches (Baldy's is 42)

Gut feeling: if this guy keeps his head on straight and works, he will be the #1 before long.

kysirsoze
04-29-2011, 05:14 AM
Q: Do you consider yourself a breakaway threat?

BALDWIN: “Excuse me?”

Q: Do you consider yourself a breakaway threat, a guy with speed?

BALDWIN: “Yes I do.”

What in the fuck was the reporter asking this question thinking? Seriously. How does this guy make money reporting news of any kind?

Chocolate Hog
04-29-2011, 05:16 AM
Better hands, faster, more ups.

In fact, Bowe's vertical at the combine was only 33 inches (Baldy's is 42)

Gut feeling: if this guy keeps his head on straight and works, he will be the #1 before long.

Can you repeat the question?

salame
04-29-2011, 05:16 AM
Better hands, faster, more ups.

In fact, Bowe's vertical at the combine was only 33 inches (Baldy's is 42)

Gut feeling: if this guy keeps his head on straight and works, he will be the #1 before long.

he is pretty much brandon marshall

suzzer99
04-29-2011, 05:20 AM
Speed is great but dropping the ball really, really sucks. Ask Johnny Morton or Sammie Parker. Guys that consistently drop that routine 3rd-down catch are absolute game killers.

BryanBusby
04-29-2011, 05:26 AM
What a bunch of shitty questions. KC media doing its thing.

suzzer99
04-29-2011, 05:34 AM
Is there even any legit KC sports media left? The Star is on life support and most of the radio stations are sensationalistic crap.

DaKCMan AP
04-29-2011, 07:07 AM
This guy reminds me a lot of Bowe but with better hands.

Baldwin is a much better prospect than Bowe was.