On how he’s working to improve on 2014:
Every chance I get I’m in the playbook, spending 2 hours a day. I don’t want to feel like I felt at times last year. I didn’t play up to my standards. I let the team down. To hold up my end of the bargain, I have to study film and the playbook more.
On his 2014 season:
It got better at the end of the season. Nentambu helped explain the playbook to me and that really helped.
On what he felt were his down points last season:
Just a few open field tackles, like in the Louisville game when I gave up the touchdown. I just have to get more plays on the ground.
On how the defense felt last season not being able to get key stops:
Not to keep going back to last year, we don’t ever want to feel that again.
On his role on special teams:
Everything. Holder to punt team, return team, whatever. I’ll do whatever it takes.
On the improved depth at safety:
There is depth at every position, especially at safety. We have five who can go in at anytime and hold their own. The D-Line, there’s more depth than there’s ever been since I came here.
On why the defense will be better:
First thing is Coach Melvin. He brought a whole element to the whole defense. It’s crazy how they’re getting off the ball now. He’s a pro. He could teach every position on defense. He tells us we have to be a pro. He gave me a tip at safety. He helps out wherever he can.