Mark Bradley followed his father’s footsteps to the University of Oklahoma, where he played for three seasons as a wide receiver. He was a second-round draft pick by Chicago in 2005 and was signed by Kansas City in 2008 after three years with the Bears. It’s been a rough start (0-4) for the Chiefs; how are you guys holding up? Obviously a lot of guys are disappointed on how we’ve performed. It’s the first year being together for a lot of us, but you can’t use that as an excuse. We haven’t gotten a victory yet but we’re fighting for one every, week, so that’s a positive sign. Both the Chiefs and the Cowboys will wear throwback uniforms today. Do players like to change their game-day look once in a while? I think so. The ones we’ll be wearing will be the ones they wore when the team was in Texas. The helmets look pretty cool, but the rest of the uniform isn’t much different than what we wear every week. It’s just the helmets and the black shoes that are different. LaDainian Tomlinson has been urging players to save their money in case of a lockout. What’s your take on his advice? I try not to think about it too much, but it’s good to plan for things that can happen. I don’t plan on that happening, so I’m going about my business. I understand what he’s saying, though. You have to spend your money wisely. You’re only getting paid six months out of the year, so you have to be smart. I’ve always been pretty wise about spending. OU has struggled this year. What’s your take on its season so far? It’s a bit sad because the guys on the team ragged on me when they lost to BYU. They’re not a powerhouse team right now. They’re not trying to lose games. They’ve just had a lot of things work against them. You’ve been in the league for five years. Did you expect you would be around that long when you were drafted? I try to tell guys coming in, never try to guess how many years you’re going to play. You can’t say I’m playing 11 years and then I’m done. I’ve experienced some adversity with injuries early in my career, and that’s one of the things that can get you. But you have to look at it like every down could be your last. If you’re someone that can stay, then that’s phenomenal, but there are a lot of guys who come in and don’t last very long. I’ve been fortunate. What’s the best part of being an NFL player? The impact I can have on young kids. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money coming from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, so I can relate to people. I like talking about how I went about my business, and that’s a way to influence young cats to strive for perfection. Who was a player you admired when you were growing up? My favorite player was always my dad, Danny Bradley. Being that he was a quarterback and could handle a lot of adversity. He was a team captain and he lived up to the position.