Obviously you don’t want people to get hurt or deal with injuries, but one of the best parts of having Shaun O’Hara sidelined and Rich Seubert at center is the chance to talk to Seubert. He’s a cranky guy but he’s very quick and sniffs out dumb questions like a bloodhound. He has a dry sense of humor, so not all of his one-liners are obvious. Some of them are you-had-to-be-there funny.
Here are a few that made me chuckle during the conversation Rich had with the media today:
On having to make calls at center as opposed to guard: “It’s just not the center that talks. I’ve been there a long time. I’m pretty sure I know who we’re blocking.”
On is he’s disappointed he’ll be playing center and not guard against the Ravens: “The point of the game is blocking a guy, right? So no matter if I’m playing guard or center or tackle, you’re still blocking somebody.”
On if his cast will affect his snapping ability: “I’m glad I broke my left hand. You know what I mean? If I had broken my right hand, I’d have to learn how to snap with my left hand. So it’s fine. My one hand I’m snapping with, and the other hand will be fine.”
And last but certainly not least, on if playing center is any more fun than playing guard: “Eli gets to touch me every play. That’s about it.”