Random Questions With Darrien Gordon


**For those of you who have ever wanted to peek inside the mind of a Packers player, here's your chance. For those who wish they knew more about a player than his statistics and position on the depth chart, this is for you.

It was with those desires in mind that Packers.com peppered several Packers players with a series of Random Questions. Here's what happened when we put recently acquired punt returner/cornerback Darrien Gordon in the hot seat: **

What's your favorite movie?

"I've got a bunch of them, I'm kind of a movie buff. I like Malcolm X, Godfather, Godfather II - not, Godfather III - Goodfellas. I like all of those mob flicks I've seen about all of them."

What's your favorite book?

"I like The Invisible Man. It's about a fictional character, they never tell you the guy's name, but he grows up in the south, goes to college, gets kicked out and moves to New York. It's basically depicting the life of a black man in America in the early part of the century without an identity."

What's your favorite midnight snack?

"Ha-ha, that's my weakness. It depends on the night. My cousin made some gumbo the other day and it's great to reheat at midnight, by the third night it's great. I love those Goldbars they're kind of like the Snickers ice cream bar, but better. You guys have those up here? I have to keep ordering them off the internet. And fried chicken every time."

What's your favorite place to play?

"I'd say of all the places I've been, San Diego. I like KC and coming up here, pretty much anywhere where there's a lot of tradition, where the fans are into the game. You know, where the fans want to win but they're okay with the opponents, not like the Raiders. Even when I was playing for the Raiders, I was scared sometimes by their fans."

Who is the first person you call after a game?

"Most of the time I call my wife. We'll talk about the game, how I did on returns, how I did at corner."

Who's the funniest player on the team?

"Nate Wayne."

Who is the best-dressed?

"Since it's camp, I don't really know. I'd like to say though, without seeing anyone, I'd say Terry Glenn. That's my prediction. I guarantee it won't be me!"

What are your pet peeves?

"I would say dealing with fake people. Sometimes you meet people that will smile in your face and then go behind you. As long as they're genuine then it's no big deal."

What's your worst habit?

"Picking my nails, as you probably noticed. I bite my nails too much and eat junk food."

What's in your CD player right now?

Outkast, their new one, Wu-Tang, Bob Marley, Sade. The last concert I went to was Prince, he's probably my favorite. I went and saw that when I was back in Oakland. I don't get to many concerts. There's only certain groups I want to see live.

What's the last movie you saw?

"John Q, at home. Man, I didn't know healthcare was that bad, but from what I hear . . . This is supposed to be the greatest country in the world, but there's a lot of places that have free healthcare, like Canada and all throughout Europe. If they can do it we definitely can do it. It seems like there can be ways for us to get help in those types of situations. Denzel (Washington) did a great job, I don't know if he was better in Training Day or John Q, but you know he was real good in Malcolm X, and he really sold that part. I think he did a better job, more believable, in John Q."

What's the best aspect of the new facilities at Lambeau Field?

"I haven't seen everything, but I'd say this locker room is great. No locker room I've ever been in can compare to this. The weight facilities are right on top. This is definitely what you expect when you come to a city where the tradition is there. You think about Green Bay, Denver and San Francisco and you expect this type of building."

Who is the toughest player you've ever matched up against?

"Jerry Rice, no doubt. When I was in San Diego I used to workout with him, and man, his work ethic is second to none. He is first in every sprint and he has to win every race. He's great at everything he wants to do. He's probably the best player ever. He was really personable, no ego, surprisingly humble, you wouldn't expect him to be that humble, but he was just cool with everything. I mean I was a rookie and he was letting me workout with him and Joe (Montana), Roger Craig. Barry Sanders came out there every now and then -- it was great. When you watch these guys on TV and you think that it's probably too hard for them to be a regular guy with all the stuff they do, but Jerry was great. He is going to play as long as he wants to play."

Who is going to have a breakthrough season this year for the Packers?

"I'm looking for Terry Glenn to have a big year. With the type of player he is, he should do some big things and really be a go-to guy. He can turn a game around, and you know Brett's glad to have him here."

What team is going to be the toughest opponent this season?

"The Rams, 49ers and the Bears, but without a doubt the Rams are still the team to beat."

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