A: I am 100 percent. I am not going to make any excuse for last year or dwell on the pass. I am healthy now and that is all that matter.
Q: With such inexperience at quarterback do you feel establishing the running game is going to be the key for this team?
A: I feel it is going to be very important. We can be a great running team and if we can do that it is going to make life easier for our passing game and defense.
Q: Coach Shannon has talked about using the backs in the passing game this year. What are your thoughts on that?
A: I think it can be a big weapon for us. We have guys that can make plays and make people miss in space so it can be a good thing for us.
Q: How important is play-action going to be in this offense?
A: It is going to be very important. If we run the ball well it can be a big help for our quarterbacks and receivers. It can really open up the passing game.
Q: Do you feel like you are one of the leaders on this team?
A: Most definitely. When I was young here I looked up to guys and I feel I need to be one of those guys. I am not going to be one of those guys that yells and screams though. I am going to lead by example.
Q: Do you feel that this is the best offensive line you have had?
A: Definitely. I feel the O-Line is the best unit on the team. They have a lot of experience and they have been doing an excellent job. We are all excited about what they can do for this team.
Q: How are the QBs doing so far?
A: They are doing a great job. They are taking control in the huddle and being the leader of the offense. They are not showing their age.
Q: Do you feel this team is a lot closer than the previous years?
A: Yes. We are much closer. We hang out more together. We do a lot of stuff together and Coach Shannon has helped make us a closer team.