“To be honest, the first two weeks of training camp have been going great as far as the secondary – and the whole defense – compared to last year. Last year we didn’t have a lot of guys who were familiar with the defense.
“This year we added a couple of defensive backs to the defense who are very smart and gel very well with our scheme. There haven’t been any setbacks and really the first two weeks have been a breeze.
“Amari (Spievey), I’m very impressed with him. He’s now becoming a man, becoming a professional athlete. He’s not a child anymore, he’s not what they call a puppy. He’s accepting responsibility and taking control out there. He’s being a general. His play speaks for itself, he’s out there making a lot of plays and living up to the hype of what everyone wants him to be.
“It’s always good to have veteran players to look up to. Erik Coleman has been in there for a minute now and anytime I have a question, that I can’t ask my coach, I can go up to him, a player who has been through that situation, and I can ask him. It’s always good to have a guy like that on your team.
“The competition is difficult out there. Not just among younger guys. Erik, I call him granddaddy because he’s 75 years old… But he can still run like a 19-year old. That’s part of being a professional athlete, being very competitive and this defense is one of the most competitive teams I’ve been on from this year, to last year, to the year before. I’m very excited. We drive each other very hard and I think that’s going to benefit us in the long-run.
“Tomorrow, man, I’m looking forward to hitting someone else that’s not my teammate. I’m tired hitting these guys, I’ve been hitting them for two weeks and I’m just ready to give the fans what they’ve been waiting for – a winning season.”
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