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Getting to know Greg Jones


What TV shows did you watch growing up and what do you watch now?

Growing up I watched Martin. Now I watch re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond.

What music are you listening to now?

I listen to everybody. I listen to country, rock and roll, rap, R&B, old soul … as long as it sounds good, I listen to it.

Is there one band or artist that really stands out to you?

Bob Marley.

What was your first job?

Washing dishes in a seafood restaurant back in South Carolina.

How much did you get paid?

Minimum wage, which I think was about $4.75 back then. I was about 14 or 15 years old.

What are your pet peeves?

I can't stand it when things are messy. I like everything nice and neat.

Would you describe yourself as a neat freak?

I don't think so, but my wife might.

If you could play another position, what would it be?

"In high school I played linebacker so I'd have to say linebacker.

Other than football, what is the most important thing in your life?

God and family.

What extreme sport would you refuse to do?

I wouldn't go skydiving, but I wouldn't mind skiing. It looks like a lot of fun.

What place outside of the U.S. have you always wanted to travel to?

I'd have to say Italy or Paris. The culture in Paris is what interests me. My wife has always wanted to visit Africa. But for me, it's whatever. Just as long as it's a good time, it doesn't matter.

Do you have a favorite exercise when you work out?

I hate it all! Not really, but I don't have a favorite one. I kind of just go in there and do my thing.

Is there a certain workout day you despise?

I hate running for conditioning.

What is your favorite stadium to visit – NFL or college?

"For the NFL, I'd have to say Pittsburgh or Cleveland. The fans that support those organizations are crazy. Cleveland can be having a terrible season, but the Dawg Pound is always there supporting them. In college, I always liked visiting Clemson (Memorial Stadium). Every time we played them, it was always very loud.

If you could make any rule changes to football, what would it be?

Mostly I'd just let guys be themselves more. Right now, everyone has to dress the same and guys can't celebrate. The game is an entertainment business so you need to let guys go out there and have fun, do touchdown dances, do whatever they do in the end zone; just let them be different.

What the toughest life challenge you've had to overcome?

My two ACL surgeries were tough. The rehab was the toughest part. You have to do the same thing day in and day out.

What song would you sing if you were a contestant on American Idol?

Any Michael Jackson song. I'd do the whole nine yards with the dancing and white glove.

What is your worst habit?

My wife would probably say I throw things away I'm not supposed to. She'll leave a pile of things down and I'll clean it up. She'll ask me where something is and if I threw it in the trash, and I can't even lie and say I didn't. So I guess my worst habit is I have to have everything nice and neat.

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