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Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Sharper checked in during his visit to NFL Network for a live chat on Wednesday, April 7 to take your questions. Catch more of Darren on NFL Total Access at 7 p.m. ET with Rich Eisen, Warren Sapp and Michael Lombardi.

  • Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    What's up everyone!? Darren Sharper is here ... ready to answer your questions ... about ANYTHING!
  • Joel, Oklahoma

    6:04 PM ET

    Thanks for chatting with us today Darren, I would really like to see you in a Dallas Cowboys uniform in the upcoming year any chances of that happening?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Joel. Dallas has a great organization and a great team. So they definitely fit the requirements for a possible destination. That's about as much as I can say!
  • Robert , New Orleans

    6:05 PM ET

    Darren we really love you and we want you to return to the Saints! Do you see youself returning?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Robert. You know I had a great time in New Orleans, and I'm still overwhelmed by the amount of love I got from the fans and it's still a possibility for me to play there next year.
  • Mike Wolk, Canada

    6:07 PM ET

    Who was your favotire player growing up?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I played QB growing up, so Joe Montana was someone I looked up to. Then, when I switched to defense, it was Ronnie Lott.
  • Ben , Chicago

    6:08 PM ET

    Obviously you are an extremely accomplished player. Other than the big Super Bowl win what was your most memorable moment as an NFL player?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Ben. That woudl be my first game I started at cornerback against the Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football. I was able to get a pick of Scott Mitchell and return it for a touchdown. That's right up there on the list.
  • armin, st louis MO

    6:09 PM ET

    whats your training like?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I usually take a couple of weeks right after the season and let my body heal. Then I start up with my training with the team in their offseason workouts. Then, leading up to training camp, I work out wiht Tom Shaw in Orlando for six weeks for training camp. We go through the basic football workouts.
  • Greg Kraemer, Guelph, Ontario Canada

    6:10 PM ET

    Darren.. Who do you think is better at gettin the ball to the house.. you or Prime?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    LOL! Good question Greg. I'll have to say that even though I have more career INT returns for touchdowns than Deion, I would have to give .... Deion the nod for return skills. But, I think I'm a better dancer!
  • D , MS

    6:12 PM ET

    given the success you had this year wouldn't it make sense to stay within the same system with the saints?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    That's a good point. I have definitely thought about that. But, at the end of the day, you have to go with the situation that works best not only for myself, but for the team. I've shown the ability to be succesful in many different defensive schemes, so I'm open to those options.
  • John, Norfolk,Va

    6:14 PM ET

    Darren... How many years do you feel you have left in you?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey John. I def feel that I can play three more years. As a veteran, I can see how my body feels and predict if I'm able to go through the rigors of a full NFL season.
  • Brandon, San Diego, CA

    6:15 PM ET

    Are you aware of how close you are to the INT return record and if so, are you eager to break it?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Well, my man Rod Woodson, I've been chasing him for awhile. And now I'm one away. If, and when, I play next year, that record is mine!
  • George Miller, Woodstock, GA

    6:17 PM ET

    Whos the best QB that you've played against. Brady, Peyton, Rivers?? Excluding drew in practice of course
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Good question George. You had me stumped for a minute. I would say Steve Young. He was extremely accurate, versitle, and ran his offense to precision.
  • Taylor Schock, Whitehall, PA

    6:19 PM ET

    Hey Darren, what do you think of the mcnabb trade? and how do you feel about mcnabb's future and the future of the eagles with kolb?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I was surprised as everyone else was that they traded him within the division. But, he will definitely assist in getting the Redskins to the playoffs. He's still a top echelon QB in this league. I truly believe that Philly will miss him early on. But, for the future, Kolb will have a lot of success in this league.
  • Don, Cranbrook, B.C., Canada

    6:20 PM ET

    Do you and Rod Woodson have a side bet on when you will overtake him for the INT record?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Don. No bet in hand! Rod Woodson knows that it would be like him betting against Minnesota Fats. That's a no-win situation ... for him!
  • Ben , chicago

    6:21 PM ET

    I'm a self proclaimed chef trying to pull off another kitchen miracle tonight. What is your favorite meal?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    There's nothing better than a perfectly seasoned steak. And I'm also a big pasta fan. Good luck in the kitchen Ben!
  • Paul, Kenner, LA

    6:23 PM ET

    Hello Darren, what are your thoughts on your teammate Reggie Bush? Am I stilly to think he can still be everything he was at USC?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Reggie is an extremely dynamic player and a big part of our team. I think he can get back to his productive days at USC. Now, being a year removed from the knee injury that he had, he'll be even more explosive. I think Sean Payton has figured out the most effective ways to use Reggie.
  • navarro, texas

    6:24 PM ET

    In this upcoming draft, is there anybody that reminds you of yourself?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Navarro. I'll go with Nate Allen of South Florida. He seems as though he's a safety who can make plays on the football when it's in his area. He has good hands and his very athletic. He'll also bust you in the mouth.
  • danny, florida

    6:25 PM ET

    what do you think about the ball hawk safety eric berry out of tennessee? does he have what it takes to be a big time player in the NFL.
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Yeah def has what it takes to be a big-time player in this league. A lot of poeple slight him because of his size. But one thing you see when you turn the tape on is that he's a guy who is not afraid to put his head in there. And, he plays with a lot of heart. I also have to say he has shown the ability to make big plays in big games.
  • Greg Kraemer, Guelph, Ontario Canada

    6:27 PM ET

    Darren.. Who ya got in the Masters this weekend?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I've got Freddie Couples!
  • Warren Sapp, NFL Network

    Warren Sapp, NFL Network

    What's up everyone! It's the QBKilla!
  • James, Minot, North Dakota

    6:30 PM ET

    Get on outta here Sapp my brother let Sharper have his time to shine
    Warren Sapp, NFL Network

    Warren Sapp, NFL Network

    Hey man, I'm here to help to help boost the CHAMP! The CHAMP is here ... show love!
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    That's right! The CHAMP is here!
  • Jun, PA

    6:32 PM ET

    Hey Darren. First off, congratulations on an amazing 2009 season and on your Super Bowl win. Since no one's asked about this yet, I figured I'd be the first. What's your view on Tim Tebow as an NFL prospect?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Thanks Jun. I think Tebow will struggle early on trying to play QB. But he's such a hard worker, and has such a great attitude toward the game, that he'll find a way to be successful. It might take awhile.
  • Brian , South Carolina

    6:35 PM ET

    If you could choose any other safety from the 2000's to play side by side with in your career. Who would it be?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hi Brian. I would say Adrian Wilson. He would be a perfect compliment to my skills.
  • Dallas Hartwell, Lincoln, NE

    6:36 PM ET

    Darren, is your brother Jamie still in politics? Glad to see some other Republican brothers.
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Hey Dallas. My brother has never been in politics... besides trying to politically encourage me to make a decision to benefit him!
  • andy, michigan

    6:37 PM ET

    darren , who should the rams pick at 1 , suh or bradford?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I think it's inevitable that they're taking Bradford. The writing is on the wall. For their organization, right now, I think it's the right choice.
  • Matt, Michigan

    6:38 PM ET

    Darren, i've got a few bucks to spare...they're all yours if you sign back with New Orleans!
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Matt, I appreciate the offer ... but save your money. I know how the economy is!
  • Debbie, Lake Charles, LA

    6:38 PM ET

    Hey Darren. What do you think about the new playoff overtime rules?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I think the new OT rule gives both teams a chance to win, but I am a little biased because the majority of my career has been sudden death, and it's been the right way for a long time. I like it that way.
  • David, Monterrey, Mexico

    6:40 PM ET

    How many e-mails did you get after winning the superbowl?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    A ZILLION! And I'm still in the process of answering them.
  • Greg Kraemer, Guelph, Ontario Canada

    6:41 PM ET

    Darren.. do you think the media is making too much of a big deal about the minor procedure on your knee?
    Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    I don't think so. Whenever you have offseason surgery, everyoen will be curious to see how you're doing and how you're able to bounce back, esp at this point in my career. I think my track record shows that I've been extremely healthy throughout my career, and I will continue to be.
  • Darren Sharper,

    Darren Sharper,

    Alright everyone, and to my Who 'Dat Nation, love you all. Sharp out.

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