“It was good to be back at home – in front of the home fans. We hopefully gave them something to look forward to so they can come out on Thursday as well. We were shooting ourselves in the foot there a little early – had some big plays get called back. But one thing I did like is how we responded to Coach after halftime. He said we wanted to score and we marched down the field and scored.
“I can already tell that defenses look at us differently with the way Jahvid can run the ball. And now, everybody’s going to see that film and see how explosive and shifty this guy is. They’re going to have to put more men in the box, which helps us out and vice versa. If that’ll be there for us on offense, we should get some good looks.
“It’s exciting when you have a guy who can take it to the house any time. One thing it does – it makes you have to block every play. If you don’t block, you’re going to get exposed. Definitely has us on our convoy.
“I hope he does outrun me – that means he’s scoring – but we’ll be able to get out in front. That’s one thing that Coach Jefferson is stressing, is that we get across the field to get those safeties so we get those touchdown blocks for him.
“I think so far this preseason, we’ve seen a lot of positive things in our position group. I don’t recall any drops – that’s a plus. Our route running has been pretty good. There’s a lot of positive things to be taken out of it. That’s really all you want to do right now. It’s really just a correction period before the season starts. We want to take all the positive and then turn all the negatives into positives.”
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