Throughout the season, the Tennessee Titans social media platforms, facebook.com/titans and @tennesseetitans on Twitter, have asked fans to submit their favorite questions for a designated Titans player. The player will then answer the best ones in the latest issue of Titans GameDay and at Titansonline.com.
This week safety Jordan Babineaux (@jordanbabineaux) fields questions from the fans. Babineaux was signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 5, 2011. Earlier this season, he registered a career-long 97-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 31-13 Titans victory at Cleveland. The 6-foot, 210-pounder is a versatile player in the secondary, having started his career as a cornerback before moving to safety midway through the 2006 campaign. Babineaux has also served as both a nickel and dime back. Prior to joining the Titans, the Southern Arkansas product spent his first seven seasons as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
Matt Ramsey on Facebook asks: When did you get your nickname "Big Play Babs"?
"I made some big plays with the Seahawks during the 2005 season when we made our run to Super Bowl and the nickname just stuck."
Julio Meza on Facebook asks: Who was your favorite NFL player growing up?
"I was a big fan of Steve Young."
Kyle Ferguson on Facebook asks: What advice would you give to young players who look to take their game to the next level?
"Just to stick with it and always give your best. Hard work and perseverance always pays off."
Matt Brown on Facebook asks: What is your favorite meal?
"I like any dish that is Cajun or includes seafood."
Jacob Halford on Facebook asks: How has all of the league's safety precautions with hitting and tackling complicated your position and has it made it significantly more difficult to make that hit when you know you have to be near perfect or a fine's coming your way?
"It is not something I can think about on the field. At the moment of truth, the only thing that matters is getting the ball out and breaking up the pass."
Shade Conner on Facebook asks: How much could you bench your freshman year of high school?
"I can't remember exactly, but 225 pounds was a good milestone to hit."
Shane Decker on Facebook asks:* *Who has been the most influential person in your career at the high school, college or pro level?
"Aside from my coaches, my brother Jonathan. Being so close in age -- he is 11 months older -- we always pushed each other to be better players. We both played a big part in our successes."
@immJohnnyon Twitter asks: How do you prepare for a game?
"Over the years, I developed a routine for getting ready for Sunday. The preparation is pretty close to the same thing each week. I have to feel good about what I'm doing and knowing my opponent."
@30AcreFortresson Twitter asks: What is the biggest difference between playing for the Titans and Seahawks?
"Nothing, really, other than a new city and getting to know my new teammates."
@Gaztee72on Twitter asks: Losing always hurts, but did losing to your brother (vs. Falcons) make it hurt that little bit more?
"No, all losses hurt. I always feel like I could have played better or could have done more to positively impact the game."