Mark Brunell isn't the only former Jacksonville Jaguar on the Redskins' roster. Defensive lineman Renaldo Wynn played five seasons with the Jaguars before joining the Redskins in 2002. Wynn spoke with Redskins.com and media this week as the team prepared for the Oct. 1 game against the Jaguars:
Q: Renaldo, it's been a while since you were with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but do you still have many ties there?
A: "Jacksonville is where I started, so I have some buddies over there, but not too many. You always want to play well against your former team and your former teammates."
Q: When do you feel like you fully made the transition to Washington, D.C.?
A: "Oh, I'm a Redskin now. After the first couple of years after changing teams, I still thought about being in Jacksonville because I was there so long. But I've been a Redskin as long as I was a Jaguar. So I'm a Redskin now.
Q: What about Mark Brunell, who you played with at Jacksonville? How will he approach Sunday's game against his former team?
A: "I'm sure he feels he has something to prove. Coming off of the game he had last week, setting a consecutive completion record, it would be great for him to put up some good numbers against his former team."
Q: Do you send any pre-game messages with former teammates?
A: "I don't talk until after the game. A couple of those guys are my buddies, but right now they're the enemy. After the game, once we get a win, then I'll talk to them."
Q: You play a lot of different positions on the line. Has that versatility always been a part of your game?
A: "Just coming up in my career, I've been starting nine years and I've been fortunate. My main goal is winning the Super Bowl and being the best I can be. I think we have some great players and we are going to push each other. Everyone who is out there is going to compete, and that is what makes great players out of us all, just having a competition. Just knowing that we are going to have a great rotation and have some depth finally, something we didn't have in the last few years, and that is definitely going to be to our advantage."
Q: You're regarded as one of the hardest-working players on the team. How did you develop your work ethic?
A: "I'm from the south side of Chicago, so I always had to work hard. We had a coal-mining type of family. I just go out and work hard, leading guys by example, not by words. I figure destiny is in God's hands, so I just go out there and work and let him do the rest."
Q: How would you describe your leadership style?
"This team has a bunch of great character guys and it's all about leading by example. You show someone so much that they can't hear you. You are showing your coaches and showing your teammates, so they don't have a shadow of a doubt that they know what you are going to bring to the table."