VIDEO: Kendricks Talks Health

The middle linebacker says he's feeling fine, and talks about how Isaac Savaiinaea has done when Kendricks hasn't been feeling so fine this year...

Eric Kendricks:

On the defense stopping Bishop Sankey:
We got back to the fundamentals in practice. We worked on tackling and play entry this week and we got it done. They're both extremely good running backs, hard to tackle, and they should be good at the next level.

On changing the fronts:
It just gave us a different look, a little change up. It made the offense be on their toes. Maybe a little bit unexpected.

On if he felt freed up.

On if he notices Myles Jack get tired playing both ways:
Not at all. He's a stud. He's just out there doing what he can for the team. It's awesome to watch. Awesome to be a part of.

On if he has to say anything to Jack during games:
Not much. Maybe just original calls. Here and there. Just normal stuff.

On Isaac Savaiinaea's performance:
He did awesome. You could see the progression from the beginning of season even to know. He's working in practice every day, on the little things. Footwork. He'll be a good inside backer. The Colorado game when I sat out, I just tried to be his own little personal coach and try to help him out with every little detail and maybe show him something he didn't see out there.

On how he feels:
Excellent. Very good.

On if it's the point in the season where everyone is banged up:
Yeah. Sometimes in football, it's who can last the longest, I feel like. That's the way it is.

On if they can look back to last year as a guide to finishing strong this year:
That's been our objective this whole offseason, just finishing. We have a great mentality going into these next few games and it should be fun.

On what kind of challenge Marion Grice presents:
He's a good physical guy, and he can run excellent, everyone in the Pac-12 is, especially with this zone read stuff. I'm not counting anyone out, I'm going to be in the film room and get right.

On dealing with the zone reads:
That's kind of our job, you know. Every week, going into the week, game plan and adjustments. It's part of the territory. I accept the challenge and look forward to it.


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