5 Super Bowl questions with Taylor ‘Turbo’ Gabriel

January 31, 2017, Houston: Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel takes questions during his Super Bowl press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Memorial City Mall ice arena in Houston. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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January 31, 2017, Houston: Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel takes questions during his Super Bowl press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Memorial City Mall ice arena in Houston. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was at the podium on Tuesday.

Here’s what Gabriel had to say at the Super Bowl:

(On how he acquired the nickname 'Turbo Taylor') "I would just say because I'm fast. It speaks for itself. 'Turbo' is just a button that you use every now and then. I just feel like It was something that the fans gave me and it just stuck with me.

(On which player can be considered and X-Factor against New England) "Anybody can. It can be a running back to somebody on the O-line. I feel like it can be the X-Factor at this game. It can't just be me because this offense is so high powered and all of the weapons that we have, so anybody can be an X-Factor."

(On whether being an X-Factor is a goal against New England) "Of course. Just to be a piece to this offense and a piece to winning the Super Bowl. Of course it will be a dream come true. At the same time, we have several explosive pieces to this offense that sometimes it doesn't matter."

(On whether the Atlanta offense can be stopped) "We're just going against a good defense and we're going to see. I'm excited for Sunday and to see how it goes."

(On whether there was disappointment in not being drafted) "Of course because you're a competitor and you do the combine and Pro Day and things like that. You want to get drafted. You want to see your name called and come up to the screen, but at the same time I felt like the journey that I was on and the journey that I have been going on was something that needed to be done. It's gotten me here today."

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