SaberCats QB Garcia: 'Big shoes to fill'
SaberCats new QB Aaron Garcia joins Greg Papa following the news that he would replace Mark Grieb under center.
Charger to the back page -- 31 of the greatest AFL quarterbacks of all time announced his retirement today sort of the sabre cats do that can break another. Living legend dear Aaron Garcia is from the Bay Area played for coach of regaining open -- Sakic -- high schools now only a -- -- welcome first of all the chronicle live here and in that. Interesting -- retires you come right in the takeover amazing. Never and that's it's as pleasure be here and I'm excited it's going to be tough. Big shoes to fill but I'm I'm excited to get after. You know all this rollback okay with the Iowa barnstorm respected guy and he replaced a pretty good player they're Kurt -- so you know what it's like to full of big Philly big pair of cleats on this -- them in there at this position there's plenty of pressure going in and around. Something that. Hopefully I'm coming here and live up to now how long has -- been in the works out there's and you play for coach -- dead. That just -- state for a little while there he was on staff when you were playing their so you obviously never having a relationship with the head coach. You -- friends for a long time and I dislodge some margin on the NB -- from this area there was something that I always thought about for a long time I want to -- this ever cats because I was -- a party organization. But -- once once mark decided he was done it was something that -- because my family. That would be great fit. You played with -- San Antonio a year ago the challenge of something about the you're you're the numbers that I I'm looking at here are just amazing. A 118 touchdowns last year and sixteen. Interceptions and it's a pretty good -- touchdown interception ratio still command receptions exchange -- that's too many. -- up and down assurance and a Zach was spotted Saturday -- touchdown passes that you thrown at 11196. Touchdown pass to what's a typical. Game for you in the rebuilding we throw at seven or eight touchdowns in terror has been average -- the directors about eleven. -- and you want me arena bowl championship just a couple of years ago with with the Jacksonville church you've had so many great years in. Great moments was that the highlight of your really treated with a title there. Yeah I definitely was Ive been planned -- game for a long time and couldn't get that championship so to be able to do that and then it was a great city great team. And -- members. To tell me about your two years playing for coach regaining coach -- don't know that but the Grant High School Pacers up the second broke Paula. John always records at their place for him. -- talk about a legend I mean he's he's been ever saw him put so much and our community and that team and he's allowed me to come back and coach with salmon Anderson things that help out. You know what that program and then just a great man all the way around. Usually actually been on the staff with amateur trying to yes there are so what -- -- what -- the coming season mainly because another Saber cats were a perennial power in this league that league it's changed a little bit with the ownership in now how it's being run as you look ahead to next season what what are the goals for the team. Well I think like. Set -- back to where where the served -- belong and that's it's obviously. You know it is a new model in on these last couple years and I think you know we got to get past. You know living off the tradition and and we got to start taken back you know way. What we feel as ours and we got to get a title here in San Jose. That's your goal is to get another title for this franchise -- there's not a -- coach carbonneau and premiere for any other reason. Yeah tell me about playing for Darren have -- a chance to work for them few games and he's been studio and any time he's quiet guy but he seems like he has that it. Steely -- focus always on game day. Definitely and it's and it's always about winning you know it's it's not not about egos and you know not about him. You know and and you know that's one of the things that it really attracted me at this point in my career to come here and and be a part of this with him as a friend and then now as a coach you know the deal to sign -- To two win one attention and sounds that. You -- playing in this league for so long seventeen years back in 95 break him with tears are revelers that it will lead changes I mention that. The way they of the Little League is kind of taken over the ownership individually. As it is a transfer data on the playing -- after the game played differently than when yet. Broke in during the heyday of the league. There's some rule changes and then I think with the new economic modeling you know. It's been a little bit tough to get the same you know caliber of athlete but I that was one of the reasons that I wanted to come back so we can go to Baghdad. Tenets of the game that it should be and I think we're getting there. So where you live in the Bay Area Garrity found a home and you're you're back traffic -- here we know we haven't got to that point yet I'm still on second Sacramento's my home base but I'm yeah I'm looking forward again out San Jose in and around. You know get involved in the community and then with this team and and nom I'm sure I'll find some place that's. That's good for everybody. But you're -- lived out of the south -- when you. We're running your wish crank it back up against that then we'll talk -- are -- we we we say hi and wish you guys the very best elected he's spoken to mark grieve at all with -- should know. It's not you know -- -- -- those in this league in and then they keep the communication. At a minimum until they actually this week so everything's kind of been a whirlwind this week. And I'm I would do that let us have a lot of respect for him and hope I don't pick up where left off. There are so clearly indicates just amazing to me is one guy and -- -- -- grievous put up somebody records in this league phase of all strike you doubted he would bring you win -- went all the accomplishments that you've had to replace mark where there's a quarterback of this team. Well I think with the tradition here and and what this organization is all about I think it was necessary in. You know maybe could've gone younger and try to start over and and go from there but I think you know -- like I said we -- -- championship here and then we -- -- now. You mentioned that a future era title from becoming more years you get -- -- -- like -- -- great -- for you to play for a -- Theres -- -- -- aren't. -- -- you're not talented to think about that as much possible flaws and keep up much is this is from the time I -- -- go out there perform at a high level. Then then I'll keep doing it. Amazing Mark Green do wearing -- -- and that is what from the great Joseph Montana the Ron Amadon so there is a history of passing the torch you wish the best to look quite memorable Arab. All right is there and Garcia -- guest -- electronic -- thank you so much for your time.