Wheeler: Raiders are a great fit for what I like to do
Philip Wheeler explains why he chose the Raiders, and talks about what it was like to play against Peyton Manning in practice every day.
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-- chronicled conversation. And it is with the newest member of the Raiders Philip Wheeler joining us here in -- let's start with what the heck out of hand off. With the Raiders when you take a look at all the options that you had why did you choose to come to the Bay Area and play for the silver and black. And I I think it was a great fit -- For what I like to do and now on fourth of for the way I like to play your own football and do well I -- has stress and -- Allied's. Mix things up ring covers and everything -- and -- I like costar risking. -- you come to a team that as a head coach that as a defensive background Dennis Allen with the defensive coordinator -- Denver. And now he comes over -- that mentality what does he talk to you about as you come over to the raider. I don't know I think this they know what I can do no organization and I think coach to have faith in. All the players here and thank goodness you know -- -- them play this game seems simple enough to force and make plays. And is still compete. You come over from the Indianapolis Colts and that means that you go to practice on a daily basis against one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game and Peyton Manning. What was it like on a regular basis to play against that kind how does that make you a better NFL linebacker. They helped me tremendously. Going against the best in any position. There's no make you better I had the best tight end in NFL. To cover every day at practice in Dallas Clark. Ahead Peyton Manning and had their quarterback. Some of their best receivers in enough. Marvin Harrison. Reggie Wayne those guys going just like the best offense in NFL for three years three or four years. Knows was amazing in just to be a part of that was it was an honor. They're guys active in social media is someone always check the Twitter well. You're saying that a lot of the -- you're getting on social media Twitter it's part of the reason I wanted to play for the silver and black. Is -- right you like the social media. They deserve it they just made me -- the -- more fan base here. I knew that it was a. Big fan base and and they're the raider -- was a big big thing here. I just felt like. They just showed me a lot of love and I was gonna sign where where I needed to play anyway you. So those like go through like a no brainer it was between here Miami and a couple other teams. And down I had to sit pretty much the same situation. In Miami that I can come and play and -- And probably make an impact on where and help the team really so anybody here I felt like -- I -- just -- myself and played a -- wanna play football. Well felt like you now get to know your teammates you actually kinda know your teammates because you like playing the Madden game. And you use the Raiders as your team on Matt yeah how good are you with the Raiders in the Madden game. Amanda Raiders -- I wanted to most underrated teams on Madden. And I they had the fast is like I guess when news when they recruited. They they always recruit speed here. And pound big guy one of the fastest teams only damn likes me when I'm when I'm doing what I do output Terrelle Pryor and game. At quarterback in a run around town and put a couple of other doesn't against who don't normally start and is is is like a speech -- And K -- nobody really made me. There you go that's what it takes they raider fans are happier around thanks very much for joining us here on chronicle live Philip Wheeler newest member of the Raiders -- -- it.