Chris Canty Interview: “Surgery Has Made Me Even Hungrier For Next Year”
Mac Attack 6/12/12: Coming off a Super Bowl victory defensive tackle Chris Canty stops by to talk about his career as well as Eli Manning behind the scenes and his upcoming camp in the local area.
This offseason has been business as usual,” Canty says. He had arthroscopic surgery in his knee and hasn’t celebrate that much during his recovery, but he plans to come back “hungrier next year.”
“We did not play our best football last season, but we ended up being the World Champs.” Canty says the team embraces playing the best teams in the National Football League this coming year. “We are just not loud and boisterous about it.”
Canty doesn’t care either about all of the hype surrounding the New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. “He’s a terrific player… he represents his team and family well.”
Looking forward to the Panthers-Giants Thursday night game in September, Chris Canty is excited to be playing a nighttime game in his hometown in front of his friends and family. “I do believe that Cam Newton is…a top 10, maybe even a top 5 quarterback even early on in his career.” He loves to play against his hometown team, but does not want to search for around 60 tickets for his friends and family to use!
Eli Manning, who stepped his football game up big this year and enjoyed off the field success with his SNL stint, was also on Canty’s mind. “Right now, he’s an elite quarterback,” Canty says. “I don’t understand why he hasn’t gotten some of the notoriety and recognition outside of New York that he deserves.” But on his comedic side, the guys in the locker room still crack on Eli’s goofy side.
And parents!, be sure to look into having your kids learn about football and life fundamental’s at Canty’s football camp this coming weekend. Chris Canty’s camp for kids is Friday, June 15th, at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC, from 9 – 12:30 AM. For More Information on the camp and his foundation, Click Here!
Listen more to the interview about his thoughts on Philadelphia Eagles being favored to win their division, Cam Newton QB comparisons, and
his coach’s recognition for beating Bill Belichick twice in two Super Bowls and on the best coach list.