Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHey what's up everyone!?! Thanks for checking in to the chat ... I'll try to answer as many questions as possible! Follow me on Twitter, too, @ddockett, because I have two free football camps for kids coming up soon. Everybody ready!?
1:07 PM ETWhat have you learned from your team so far from OTAs that will make you better than last year?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHey Justin. I think the fact that we know how to win, and the fact we know where we stand, that everyone is counting us out ... it's all about the offsesaon attendence. Our chemistry right now is good. We feel like we can compete with anyone, even though we lost a lot of people.
Andrew, Chandler AZ
1:08 PM ETHey Darnell. Do you think Matt Leinart has what it takes to fill in the void that Warner left when he retired?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHey Andrew. That's kind of tough. Kurt Warner is an HOF QB. To sit there and compare the two, you can't, you can't say that. Leinart has to find his own identity. That's what he's been doing this offseason. He's been working hard and coming in early, leaving late. He knows where he stands and the pressure that is on his shoulders. He'll do well.
Chris Waldrop, North Carolina
1:10 PM ETHow did you feel when Karlos left for Miami?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsWhat's up Chris? Oh man! I felt like Ice Cube when Ricky got shot in the alley in Boyz n the Hood! Ricky!!! It hurt. He was my boy and my roommate since I came here. But he got a golden opportunity to go somewhere and do his thing. I'll say that the Dolphins got a heck of a player.
Phillip, North Carolina
1:11 PM ETHi 9-0! What do you think Arizona needs to improve on this season to make a run to the superbowl? Thanks Phillip
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHi Phillip. Good question. Consistency. We have to play consistent and know how to win. We can't beat ourselves with turnovers and penalties. We have to play consistent, and smart, and humble. That's our biggest thing, being humble and working hard to perfect what we do on Sundays.
Randy, Dallas (not a Cowboys fan), TX
1:12 PM ETHey Darnell. I have sen numerous players with hair like yours. I was wondering if it hurts your head more with the helmet on? My wife and I wondered about that. Is it more cushion?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsActually, it does! There has been plenty of times during camp i've thought about cutting it, because it's so hot. But I thought if I cut my hair, I might lose my power!
Pascal , Munich Germany
1:13 PM ETI am European, so my question is, do you watch the soccer world cup, and if yes who do you think will win?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsPascal! I have no idea who is playing in the world cup. Not a big soccer fan. I know it's a great sport with great athletes. As of right now, my Celtics are playing, and thats my focus. Sorry. But when my Celtics take it home tonight, I'll be able to focus a little more on soccer.
John, Rumford, RI
1:15 PM ETWhat's up, Darnell? I know you're a Celtics fan, do they lock it up tonight?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHey John. Yes. If we can get Ray Allen started early, it's over tonight. We have to match LA's intensity tonight, because they know there back is against the wall. We have to match them and the fan noise tonight.
I'm looking for Big Baby to play the way he's been playing, and for Allen to have the same huge game he had last week.
Randy's wife, Dallas(not a Cowboys fan), TX
1:16 PM ETHow will you loose your strength by cutting your hair? What makes you think so?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHey Randy's wife! Because I think ever since I've been playing football, it's been part of my hair and my identity. It's been a part of me since I started playing the very first day at Florida State. This hair has been to the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, everywhere I've been!
Chris Waldrop, North Carolina
1:17 PM ETWhat's your workout like?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals'Sup Chris. Whooo! My offseason workout is crazy. It's one of the hardest things that any athlete could do. I push cars. I push my Cadillac Escalade for conditioning! 40-yards at a time! I swim a lot, run a lot. I really get after it. It's my time to seperate myself from others, and I think I do that.
1:19 PM ETWho was the toughest blocker you ever faced?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsAdam, good question. Hall of Fame guard for the Dallas Cowboys and 49ers, Larry Allen. He was the size of a U-Haul truck, he's strong, and physical.
1:21 PM ETDouble D, what up in the hizee!? Do you change or have a special diet during the season to stay at the top of your game? Is there anything you cut out? Peace!
Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals'Sup James. I eat more fish and chicken during the season, less red meat, more vegaables, to get energy so I can keep moving. I eat anything I want during February and March and beginning of April. My favorites are krispy kreme donuts (they need to give me an endorsement), haagen dazs. But during the season it's strict. No fried stuff.
Defense Girl, Phoenix Arizona
1:22 PM ETOn Twitter you always talk about winning the lottery -- how often do you play?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsDefense Girl ... all the time! I play all the time. You'll know when I hit it though, because you'll never see someone more excited on the face of the earth than I will be.
KimACox, Phoenix, AZ
1:23 PM ETWill you be video chatting from Training Camp in Flag again this year?! :)
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHi Kim. You know it! This time I'm going to have the new I-Phone stream so there will never be a dull moment. I'll get everything ... the cafateria, the weight room, chilling with the guys. I'm going to be like the mobile Hard Knocks!
Rhodri Jones, Tredegar, Wales.
1:24 PM ETHi Darnell. What's your thoughts on the addition of Kerry Rhodes. Are you excited about him and Adrian Wilson together at safety ? Thanks.
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsIt's a good addition. Unfortunately we lost Antrel Rolle, but hopefully Kerry can come in and show his skills and I'm excited to see what he does during training camp and what he and Adrian do together in the secodary.
Chris Waldrop, North Carolina
1:26 PM ETWhat's NFL team did you root for when you were growing up?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsOh man, I wanted the Falcons to win when I was growing up. I was a big Deion Sanders fan. Pretty much any team he went to after Atlanta, I didn't really like. But when he was there, that was my team.
Defense Girl, Phoenix
1:27 PM ETI follow you on twitter. How come you love Louis Vuitton so much?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsBecause LV is an exclusive designer and it's one of my bad habits I have ... I love it at times. But I have to focus on things now and not give him so much of my money because there might be a lockout.
afineday, Pittsburgh, PA
1:29 PM ETAfter football, what would you your next career goal be; broadcasting, sports commentator, sports show, etc?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHonestly, I would love to coach Boys Club football, maybe do some commentating, too. I want to give back to the community, and give back ... I would love to start my own organization for Pop Warner to give the young kids -- 8 to 14 -- a chance to learn football. I want to bring the Florida style of football up here in Maryland.
joel , san diego, CA
1:31 PM ETwhats the deal with your contract? when u gonna get paid?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHonestly, I hope the situation gets taken care of sooner rather than later. I don't want to be a distraction to my team. I've been at all the offseason camps, even though they weren't mandatory and I think I got better and made my team better by being there. I just want to be accountable. Hopefully, I'll be awarded for my play and what I bring to the game.
I'll always continue to work hard. I'm not sure I've even reached my prime, either. I have a lot to learn. I'd like to retire an Arizona Cardinal, but if not, whatever team accepts me and is willing to do right by me, I'll make them better, and a contender.
1:35 PM ETdo we see you playing in my hometown in Hawaii this Feburary?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsHopefully not! Hopefully I'll be playing in the Super Bowl! Sorry, Koa. I'd love to get the recognition, but I'd rather lead my team to its second Super Bowl in three years.
Naomi, San Francisco,Ca
1:36 PM ETIm lol at your twitter post on the Lakers! I always wonder during the season do you have any days off? What do you do to relax?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsI have no rest time during the season, everything is full speed. Even when I have Tuesdays off, which is the off day in the NFL, I still work out. It's a full 16 weeks. Sometimes, during the bye week, I'll take a day off. But that's about it.
Dave, HWD, Cali
1:38 PM ETSup Mr. Dockett, I love hearing you when you are mic'ed up. Do you think you have the biggest mouth outside of Warren Sapp?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsLOL Dave. I've heard I do! But, it's just my way of getting myself ready for a game. I've always felt growing up and playing football, from those who taught me the game, is don't talk if you can't back it up. So if I talk, then I have to back it up. That's my way of getting it going.
The best thing my opponents could do is let me talk and not say anything back. Because if they do talk, then I have them right where I want them.
David Garhart, Phoenix, AZ
1:40 PM ETWhat was the latest tat you got?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsThe latest tat I got is Freddy Kruger, Jason, Leatherface, Chucky and Hellraiser, all on my left lower leg, and it says "A nightmare on Dockett St."
Dave, Ashburn, VA
1:41 PM ETDarnell, I am a huge Skins fan and I like most of the Skins fans are upset that we have a player in that of Albert Haynesworth who was paid $100 million last year has decided not to show up to practice. I think this is a poor display of leadership and it also does not look good seeing how we have a whole new coaching staff and schemes. How would you feel a player did this on your team? Would the locker room resent him?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsIf I were his teammate, I would ask for a trade. There's no way you can win with a guy like that on your team. I would feel like he's the highest paid player in the NFL, and that he alone is supposed to be at everything before everyone else, and have the most accountability. No disrespect to the player on your team who is getting that much, but a lot of guys would go above and beyond to get a contract like that. Personally, if they were to pay me that much, I would go outside and help set the field up before practice!
Latina Watson, Phoenix, AZ
1:45 PM ETWho is your biggest celebrity crush?
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsI would have to say Oprah. I've had a crush on her for years, every time I watch her on TV, I get jealous that I can't run and jump on her couch! I've always been attracted to money and power, and she has both. I've had dreams actually about marrying her. How does this sound: Oprah Dockett! Sounds good to me.
Darnell Dockett, Arizona CardinalsWell NFL Nation, I'm out of time. Loved chatting with ya'll. We'll have to do this again OK? Hit me up on Twitter @ddockett. Take care!
P Johnny HekkerDec 25th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET 22 comments
CB Trumaine JohnsonDec 20th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET 19 comments
DT Michael BrockersDec 13th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET 13 comments
WR Tavon AustinNov 22nd 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM ET 15 comments
Matt LutovskyNov 22nd 12:19 PM - 1:19 PM ET 10 comments