Richard T. Jones
Q: How would you describe the second string players in the movie?
A: They're like The Bad News Bears of professional football. They are professional football players but, at the same time, a bunch of misfits. They are great athletes who just can't seem to make it together as a team.
Q: What was your character's relationship to Gil Bellows character?
A: Gil Bellows plays quarterback Dan Heller, and I play one of his best friends and a wide receiver. He has some ups and downs with the team, and my character helps him to take control of his destiny.
Q: How did you prepare for this role physically?
A: I started working out, lifting weights and running a lot. I play in a flag football league back home, but, at this age, I don't really like being hit anymore. When we arrived on location, they ran us through a mini-training camp, which was not fun. I got popped and I got hit. It was really rough.
Q: Throughout the movie, there is a theme about not quitting. Can you talk about that for a minute?
A: I think there are lots of peaks and valleys in life, and people go through really low valleys. It takes a good friend to give you a swift kick to wake you up and say the right things to jar you and get you back on track.