Wide receiver Jermaine Lewis continued his strong NFL Europe showing this past
weekend, hauling in a 22-yard touchdown pass in Frankfurt's 31-27 loss to Berlin.
Despite the loss, the Galaxy clinched a World Bowl bid thanks to Cologne's upset
win over Rhein. Frankfurt's opponent in World Bowl XII? A rematch with the Thunder.
The Galaxy plays at Rhein next week as Lewis squares off against fellow Texan Rober' Freeman, he of HoustonTexans.com diary fame. We caught up with Lewis after the game.
(on facing Freeman) "I'm really looking forward to the challenge. I met him when I was with the Amsterdam Admirals during training camp. He is a good, quick, small cornerback. Basically, I am just going to try to use my size and speed against him."
(on his play so far) "My yards per catch lead the team right now, and I'm tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (2), so the more opportunities I get, the more plays I'll make. I'm just trying to be patient, and hopefully the coach will call my number (more often)."
(on making the World Bowl) "That was our goal all season. To reach it is a big accomplishment for this team. We are happy to make it, but our main goal is to win it."
(on missing the Texans' mini-camp) "You feel bad when you miss mini-camps. You
get used to new quarterbacks and the new system in mini-camps. But being over
here has helped me a lot to improve as a receiver. That's why I was sent over
here --to improve. I think when I get to training camp I'll be a better receiver
for the Texans."
(on playing the slot receiver position with the Galaxy and being 6-4) "I can play the slot or I can play outside. It doesn't matter to me. The slot is kind of easier than the outside because most of the time you are one-on-one with linebackers or a safety or their third or fourth cornerback. To me, it doesn't matter. I can play the slot if the Texans need me to."