On potentially wrapping up the starting OLB job:
I think pretty much going into the first week, I think that the #1 spot is mine. I was working really hard during camp and the spring. And this is what I wanted and so I'm excited.
On making his move:
It definitely makes it sweeter. It's a process and I've been working for the past couple of years to get where I'm now, and it's mine, and I've got to step up and prove that I deserve it.
On his size:
I'm about 235-240, on my heavy days. I'm happy where I'm at and I feel good.
On his quickness:
I definitely feel like there has been a definite gain in strength and taking on lineman, it's definitely easier.
On playing outside linebacker:
In the previous defense, Coach Lea and Coach Tresey, I was doing some on the line stuff, on the ball, but pass rushing comes naturally.
On being able to make plays with offenses focused on other defenders:
Definitely, it's up to me to really take advantage.
On Myles Jack:
He's definitely a great player and he's going to be able to help us right away. Especially in the dime and nickel situations. He can move around pretty well and it will be good for our defense.
On the defense as a whole:
You feel more confident when you know you can trust the guys around you and behind you. Say I need to come out for a couple of plays, I can trust that someone is going to be able to come in and take care of the job.
On knowing the defense in year two:
It's definitely more natural. I can recognize formations and make calls quicker. And it's definitely a benefit that I know what I'm doing in my head.