“I was in Atlanta during the offseason. Went to the Caribbean for a little bit on vacation. Other than that, I was just training. I worked out with trainer Tom Bender and a bunch of guys I went to school with at Tech. We trained at a bunch of places, but mostly Georgia Tech.
“We focused on a lot of stuff that is designed to prevent injury. I started working with him last year and it kind of paid off, so hopefully we have those same results – if not better – this year. I feel 100-percent … or at least I did before this first practice. I’m recovering right now, but I’ll feel better.
“Right now we’re just getting our legs up under us. You can be in top-grade shape, but until you get here and start doing football stuff – football drills – you’re not really going to be in ‘football shape’, so to say.
“It’s only our first practice and Stafford is already testing me. He’s putting the ball all the way out there – he thought that was funny. I worked out with him a little bit this offseason – he looked good and he still looks good right now.
“We’ve got a good thing going right here, right now. We’ve just got to keep our key guys healthy this year and there’s no telling what we can do. I’ve been the underdog my whole career, so it’s kind of cool to have some good light shined on you. I don’t think anybody is going to get a big head here or anything like that.
“We’ve got a group that works hard all the time. We’ve got the same core group of guys here, so we’re going to keep on working hard and having a good tempo of practices. As long as we have good practices, that translates to Sundays.”
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