Captain Munnerlyn Talks Panthers Playoff Game Against 49ers & Philip Rivers Trash Talking
Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn stopped by Nolimit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse during their BYE week to talk about their upcoming NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
“We’re looking forward to dominating the game and getting the win,” says Munnerlyn. But the Captain and the team’s main goal is to win the Super Bowl this year.
A lot of the player’s contracts are up this year including Cam Newton, ‘Money Team’ Greg Hardy, and Captain himself, but as negotiations of contracts start in the offseason, Captain Munnerlyn still wants to remain a Carolina Panther.
“I don’t wanna go no where. I wanna stay in the city. I love Charlotte,” says Munnerlyn. This Gamecock also went to college at the University of South Carolina which is only an hour away from the Queen City.
And for his name being “Captain,” the Panthers cornerback says that his grandmother got to name the last child from Munnerlyn’s mom
“Growing up it was tough. I got all the jokes: Captain Crunch, Captain D’s,” says Munnerlyn jokingly. “And now I scared my son. His name is Captain Munnerlyn Jr.”
Previewing the upcoming 49ers playoff game, Captain believes that if Michael Crabtree touches the ball, then “he’s going to knock him out” on the field.
While their might be a lot more trash talking than their previous match up earlier this year at Candlestick Park in San Fran, Munnerlyn says the biggest trash talker in the NFL is San Diego’s quarterback Philip Rivers.
“I’ve never heard a quarterback talk so much trash in my life,” says Munnerlyn. “I took it very personal. You know I got little man syndrome.”
Both Rivers and Munnerlyn are from Alabama, and Captain said that the Sand Diego QB asked him if “he was going to grow anymore. You look like 12!” So from then on in the game, “I was calling him all kind of names” when Rivers was getting sacked.
Plus, Munnerlyn says that wide receiver Steve Smith from the Panthers is another ‘ruthless’ trash talker, but in the end, “it’s a brotherhood we’re all out here trying to feed our families.”
Be sure to watch Captain Munnerlyn and the Carolina Panthers take on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday, January 12th at 1:05 PM EST.