A: "It was good. It was a good learning experience. It is just a matter of getting used to it. I did alright today. I have to learn some stuff."
Q: What was the energy like today?
A: There was more learning today. We were focusing on the new defense.
Q: Is the defense harder this year?
A: The defense is easier. There is more zone, which makes it easier. There is more communication now. Everyone is on the same page, so we are all helping each other.
Q: How did you feel about getting moved to defensive end?
A: I felt comfortable. They gave me a few weeks to think about it. I came up with the decision to make the move, because it was best for the team.
Q: Did you expect to be at 290 pounds this early?
A: I did not think I would grow this quickly. I thought I would be 290 by my 3rd year, but not this fast. 290 is big for a defensive end also.
Q: Did you want to stay at Linebacker?
A: I tried already at 270 so I think it was time for a change. I was alright at 270 at linebacker. I played linebacker at that weight in high school."
Q: Has it been tough adjusting to being heavier?
A: It is not tough. I am bigger now, so I just have to work on my footwork. I will get more used to it with time and work.
Q: What are you benching right now?
A: I just had surgery so I am not at full strength yet. I benched 380 yesterday and I haven't run the forty since the summer.
Q: What was your injury and how was the recovery?
A: I chipped a bone by my bicep. I was out for about a month, but I am getting better now. Slowly but surely I will be fine. I can work out already. It is just a matter of endurance.