Owens on why he thinks the D will be better

Read on to see what sophomore linebacker Darrion Owens is saying a few days into fall camp.

On where the team is:
I think the whole team is coming together. We all look out for each other. We depend on each other. I trust everyone and everyone trusts me back.

On the pass rushers:
Everyone is fast and long. Quan, Tyriq McCord, Marques Gayot. We have a lot of guys that can pass rush and guys who can help out on both sides.

On his role right now:
I’ve been playing the same spot, the rush linebacker spot on third down. For the defense we run, I’m just willing to help out the team anyway I can.

How much better could this front seven be compared to last year?
“I think the front seven will be a lot better. We’re a new team this year. We’re all out there working together. I just feel like the trust and accountability has changed. A lot of people don’t want to let the guy to the left and right down. We’ve just gotten better as a team.

How are you doing with coverage?
“I feel like I’m just trying to work on little things to get better and help out the DBs around me. I’m excited to do my job. It makes everybody else’s job easier.

What kind of boost does having Al-Quadin Muhammad back bring to that pass rush?
“Al-Quadin works hard, runs hard and he pumps you up. It makes you want to work hard too. It’s nice to have him back.”


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