Ask Chris Cooley
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ETChris Cooley
Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley will be chatting live Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Get your questions in now, then come back to follow along.
Mortimer, California, Maryland
4:30 PM ETI once saw you catch a football through drywall ... what other fun tricks can you do?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsClearly the dry wall trick was fabricated. That should have been cleared up when you saw other guys jump completely through cars. I think it will be cool in the next one if someone runs through a brick wall.
Chris Cooley, Washington Redskinswhats up I'm heree thanks for all your questions. If anyojne has any fun questions feel free to ask.
4:33 PM ETWho is your pick for Super Bowl 44? Also, do you agree with only this year that the Pro Bowl is actually going to occur before the Super Bowl?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI would lkove to see the saints win but I have a hard time going against Peyton Manning. I don't know what the Pro Bowl is going to be like this year, but I know all the players loved Hawaii. It would be pretty hard to top the previous location.
Jake, Long beach
4:35 PM ETChris, how'd you spend your time away from the game at the end of the season (other than rehabbing)? Do you and the wife travel at all? what's been your favorite spot?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsWe spent the rest of the season in Va around the team. The last mionth for me has been crazy. I spent a week in San Juan, hpome for three days, Reebok appearance in Vegas for three days, spent six days in Wyoming, now I'm here in LA, then Miami for the Super Bowl. And then I'm gonna get back to work. I'm extremely spontaneous, so every offseason is different for me. Besides team obligations, pretty much anything goes.
4:38 PM ETHow did you become so awesome? Born or made?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI think you can do asnything you want with a good work ethic. Obviously there are intangibles you're bron with. But I think desire is the key to succes wiuth anything... especially being awesome.
Eddie V., Seattle
4:39 PM ETWhich band would you want to see perform at halftime of the Super Bowl?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsGotta be Pearl Jam, haha. No really, I saw Kings Of Leon this summer and they were awesome. Love to see those guys again.
jon whitehair, San Diego CA
4:40 PM ETChris, How is your rehab coming and will you be 100% for the start of next season?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsThe ankle is completely better. I went snowmobiling yesterday and the day before that I jogged six miles. No pain. No worries. Ankle's good.
John, Buffalo, NY
4:43 PM ETMr. Cooley how do you sleep at night knowing you dont play for the Bills?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI think the real question is, how do you sleep at night being a Bills fan? Honestly.
4:44 PM ETWho is the toughest guy on the team and the strongest?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsLorenzo Alexander is one of the strongest guys I've been around. I think a guy that has amazing strength and toughness is Brian Orakpo. He's an all-around athlete.
Clint, BC Canada
4:45 PM ETYour initial thoughs on Coach Shanahan?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsMy initial thoughts were, since we were going to make a change I was happy the change was immediate. I've always been impressed with Shanahan's ability to run a team. I'm extremely excited to play for him and prove to him what kind of player I can be.
4:47 PM ETChris, Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI grew up sleeping in a full broncos uniform. I cried when they lost.
Brian, Navarre, FL
4:48 PM ETHeard you guys may be getting new jerseys. You hear anything?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI've heard something about black. I know everyone likes the original whiote Redskins jersey. But it would be awesome to change it up every once in a while.
4:49 PM ETChris, I was running out of things in the fridge and I tried your PB and mustard sandwich...not a fan, but willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. Got any other recipes for me?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsIt's not really an acquired taste. You either like it or you don't. Try it in the morning and sub bacon for ham.
Weston Busch, Florida
4:50 PM ETHey, did you play any other sports growing up?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI always played baseball and wrestled. It was avtually a tough decision choosing between a wrestling scholarship and playing football. I guess I picked right.
Lenny Lara, Dina Calif
4:51 PM ETChris: What's your favorite TV show?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI think its a toss up between entourage and dexter.
4:51 PM ETif you could be or do any other job for a day what would it be?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsHugh Hefner.
Stuart, Birmingham, UK
4:52 PM ETChris, you are a very physical player, what weights do you put up in the gym?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsAll of them.
Mike, Fountain hills, az
4:53 PM ETWhat do you have to say about the trade rumors about you?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI can't imagine going an anywhere else or playing for another team. I hope I've done enough in D.C. to play my entire career as a Redskin. It sucks to hear our fans talk about me goign anywhere else, regardless of what kind of trade value there is. going back to a previous question, I think I've burned my bridges in Buffalo.
Will Jonson, Nashville, TN
4:56 PM ETWho would win in a wrestling match...You or B-Rack? An arm wrestling match...you or B-Rack???
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsHe would crush me. Have you seen his arms? But there's no way he's going to cover me down the field.
Dakota Cermak, Nebraska
4:57 PM ETHey man...What's your favorite Kobe -Lebron MVPuppets commercial??
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsJust watched it for the first time ffive minutes ago. Porobably the worst commercial I've ever seen.
4:58 PM ETAre you going to be at the verizon center when the caps go to the stanley cup?
Chris Cooley, Washington Redskinsya, I'm the guy designated to open the champagne in the locker room. Leoncis is the man.
jon hendy, austin
5:00 PM ETME and my brother challange you and jason cambell to a two on two football game
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsYou would lose. Badly.
jake hoffman, frederick, maryland
5:01 PM ETif you could play any other postion what would it be?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsSeems like the Redskins have a quarterback controversy. I don't see why I can't throw my name in the hat.
5:01 PM ETHave you ever had a concussion? I hope you don't own a Harley..
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsHad three concussions in college. Then I switched to the newer helmet. I feel like it should be mandatory that everyone wear the best gear. FDorget how they think it looks. No Harley.
Mike, Miami, FL
5:03 PM ETDude I can totally cover you.
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsThat's silly. This is question time, not comment time. lol
5:04 PM ETis it safe to draft you in fantasy next year?Go skins!
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsOf course. I'll defintely be healthy. Seems like Shanahan is a huge proponent of the tight end.
Richard T., Murfreesboro, TN
5:05 PM ETWho hit you the hardest in the NFL? Who have you hit the hardest in the NFL?
Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins2004. Farrior hit me so hard I couldn't see for 20 minutes. I was still up before him though.
Ryan Regolizio, Cape Coral, FL
5:07 PM ETChris are you ready for the battle in Training camp Between and Fred Davis or do you feel comfortable with the starting job?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsFred and I are both excited to play together. Having a combination of two great TEs is not going to hurt either of us. I think, for the most part, it will increase our opportunity to be successful as a team.
5:08 PM ETWHATS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT AND FOOD?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsGreen room. NFL Network. Slim jims and Cheetos. Unlimited gatorade. They know how to take care of people.
Mike Raftery, PA
5:09 PM ETCan I borrow a Million?
Chris Cooley, Washington Redskinspre taxed?
5:10 PM ETYour favorite Redskin from the past?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsMy favorite guy to be around is Sunny Jergensen. That guy has seen it all. Really, he has seen it all.
5:11 PM ETAre you excited for Fletcher's first Pro Bowl!?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsThe guy's deserved to be in the Pro Bowl the last 10 years. Hell ya I'm excited for him.
Ted E, San Diego
5:12 PM ETWhat was it like for a fun loving guy like you to go to school in Utah?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI grew up in Utah so I was pretty accustomed to the non drinking, Mormom sense of humor. I loved my couple years at Utah State, pluss there's tons of stuff to do outside there.
Willy G, Leesburg VA
5:13 PM ETDo you think you are the new Riggo ? In terms of attitude and lifestyle ?
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI never want to compare myself to Riggins. I respect everything he did. I'm sue he doesn't like it when people compare us either. I'm defintely not going to do anything by the wood pile.
5:15 PM ETHow did you first feel when being drafted by the Skins? Be honest
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsI was extremel;y excited ot play for Joe Gibbs and such a storied franchise. I know we've had a couple tough seasons, but I've never been let down.
Chris Cooley, Washington RedskinsThanks everyone. I gotta run to McDonalds and try the new Big Mac wrap before the show starts. We're not even getting any advertising from McD's...we really just want to try the new big mac wrap. I'm more of a Taco John's guy anyway.
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