Marc, you've played both right guard and left tackle so far this season. Which position do you enjoy more, and where do you see yourself playing in the future? --David R. Gonzalez, El Paso, Texas
I've played both of them and I'm just as comfortable playing one as the other. I don't look at it as a difference. It's not like doing something right-handed when you're left-handed. They aren't that different to me. There's advantages and different techniques to both of them.
As for where I see myself in the future, wherever they need me. Wherever I can contribute.
How long ago did you start shaving your head? --Adam D., Wood Dale, Ill.
Oh, god. Probably about junior year in high school. I haven't grown it out much since. I shave it a couple times a week with a razor.
When you practice against the Bears' defensive line, who is the toughest to stop? --Marc Zale, Chicago
Phillip Daniels is probably the toughest to pass block against. B-Rob is really good. Keith McKenzie is really good, too. I like going against Phil because he's got some pretty serious pass-rush moves. Rosey Colvin can rush the passer, too, so that's pretty good to go against a speed guy like that.
Phil's helped me out a lot, showing me a lot of moves. He did in training camp and he still does.
Did the veterans put you through any rookie hazing? --DJ, Silver Spring, Md.
No, not that much. Dinners and stuff like that. Nothing serious, just everything a rookie has to do. In fact, it was just one dinner. It was probably about 22 of us. It wasn't that bad.
You talk about trying to increase you flexibility. Have you considered yoga? --Doug Chalfant, Santa Monica, Calif.
I've done yoga before when I was training for the NFL combine. I did about a month of it and it helped me out a little bit. Some of those stretches I still use. I haven't continued to do it, but I've seen what yoga is and I've seen what it can do. Our strength coach puts us through enough stretching, so I'm fine with that.
How much do you learn from "Big Cat" Williams? And did you think you were going to get the start over him last week when he was hurting? James Ewing, Evanston, Ill.
Big Cat is an inspiration and leader. The guy plays hard, and, you saw him, he was hurt last game and he toughed it out the entire game. It's something to look up to. He's helped me out a lot with my techniques and he's definitely a team leader. He's an unbelievable player.
Big Cat's tough. I was saying the whole week, "If he can go, believe me, he's going to go." I didn't get my hopes up too high about starting. He's not going to miss too many snaps.
Has the Bears organization helped you get settled in? Do they help you find a place to live, places to visit, shop, support systems, etc? Who cooks for you? --Steve Lewis, Harrah, Okla.
We have a player development guy, Dwayne Joseph. We meet every week, every Monday. And we learned a bunch of stuff during mini-camp about finances and about buying places. We still meet every Monday about a lot of financial stuff.
I'm still renting a townhouse right now. And we get two meals a day here. So, I'm only responsible for one. I just order out and stuff.