CW: I’m going to mention key players, coaches and NFL figures you’ve been around. Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.
CW: (Titans cornerback) Logan Ryan?
MB: Technician, smart, good footwork, he just knows the game, his player recognition should be like 98, he’s just very smart, man. Great guy, too.
CW: (Titans running back) Dion Lewis?
MB: Dion is funny, but we know he’s a great player. Explosive, he’s a little guy, but he’s not a little guy.
CW: (Titans coach) Mike Vrabel?
MB: Very happy guy. Bittersweet, he got some good and bad to him. He might be tough, he might be sweet to you, but his way of balancing — he says what’s supposed to be said when other people wouldn’t say it. That’s what I like about him.
CW: (Titans defensive coordinator) Dean Pees?
MB: Oh man, that’s my guy right there, man. Real calm guy, he just wants you to play good football and explains the defense well.
CW: (Titans quarterback) Marcus Mariota?
MB: He’s quiet. I can’t get a jump on him, but you know he’ll speak to me every time we’re in the locker room, and I speak to him. Great guy, man. He can run, he can throw, but he can take a lick, too. Great guy.
CW: (Patriots quarterback) Tom Brady?
MB: Great guy, competitor. Always walking around with a binder or something with plays, with tiles. He’s doing anything he’s got to do to be prepared. And great guy, too. Everybody’s a great guy.
CW: (Patriots tight end Rob) Gronkowski?
MB: Gronk, aww man. Rob Gronkowski, he’s … Rob Gronkowski, there only could be one Rob Gronkowski, and you’ll have to meet him to really understand what I’m saying. Gronk’s a funny guy.
CW: (Patriots coach) Bill Belichick?
MB: There only could be one Bill Belichick. Business. Business, honest business and responsibility.
CW: (Patriots owner) Robert Kraft?
MB: Robert Kraft, that’s my dude right there. You would think Mr. Kraft works a 9-to-5 just by his soul, his image and his personality. Real great guy.
CW: Favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?
MB: It can be high school, college, anything? I got to say Logan Ryan. I say Logan Ryan. Because we on the same team but we still competing with each other, too, and it’s great, man. It’s business, fun, we all-around. We know each other all the way around the board.
CW: Safe to say he played a significant role in getting you to Tennessee?
MB: Yeah, I’ll say that, I’ll say that. And yeah, I say that. And people probably vouch for me and things like that. So yeah.
CW: Top five cornerbacks in the NFL?
MB: Can I do seven?
CW: OK, we’ll do seven. It’s your show.
CW: Toughest guy you’ve ever had to guard?
CW: What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?
MB: Mike Wallace, he scored the first touchdown on one hand. I think it was the half was gonna end, we was playing Miami. This is when he was with Miami and I was young, I was one of the fastest guys. They’re like, ‘You stick him.’ So, you know, I wasn’t getting that much playing time in. Quarter gonna end, I’m side by side with him. I’m like, ‘They’re not gonna throw this.’ And I looked back and he one hand, they score before the half. … And I was sitting there, I was on the side for a while. Situation of football, no better than that.
CW: Favorite moment in the NFL?
MB: I would say Superbowl XLIX, but I’ll just say my first day being in the NFL. When I made the trials, when I got the opportunity, that’s my favorite moment.