Fight On State recently caught up with Tamba Hali to tackle topics surrounding the off-season, including how many players are still on campus working out, what the off-season schedule has looked like so far and how the defense is focused on improving as a unit.
If you are unable to hear the interview with Tamba Hali, see the recap we have posted below:
Off-season is going very well for Tamba. Currently the team has 64 guys up on campus this off-season working out. They are focused on "doing their business" and getting better as a team.
Right now the team is focused on lifting, running and working out two to three times a day. They have a strong focus on conditioning as a team and getting into peak shape.
Last year the defense was good because they worked and played as a team. This year they have to improve on knowing what each other is doing on the field so players don't try to do too much out there.
The fact the defense has nearly everyone returning is key because the guys know each other and are comfortable with each other.
Hali doesn't think about his role too much, he is more concerned with the overall performance of the defensive line and crashing the line. The focuse has been on making the transition from a run to a pass defense this year, particularly with the ends like him, Matt Rice and Lavon Chisley.