>Q: What are your interests away from football?
A: I love music. Whatever you're listening to kind of sets your mood. Good jazz mellows you out. I collect old albums. I'm a music person.
>Q: If you had to pick three or four "Desert Island" or indispensable CDs, what would they be?
A: I'd go with one rap album. Ludacris, who's from Georgia. (Thomas is from Georgia.) I'd go with one jazz album. It doesn't really matter, a smooth relaxed album. I have a CD mix of my favorite jazz artists. I'd go with Teddy Pendergrass. And in R&B I'd have to go with Alicia Keys, probably her second album where she does more piano playing.
>Q: What music do you listen to on the way to the stadium on game day?
A: I mostly listen to rap on the way to the game. But I love that Phil Collins song, "In the Air Tonight." That's automatic on game day, right before I go onto the field.
>Q: If you had to recommend a great hip-hop or rap album to a middle-aged white guy, what would it be?
A: I'd go with an old-school OutKast, their first or second album. OutKast is just out there in the range of rock and roll. Or Jay-Z. Either OutKast or Jay-Z.