On his size:
During spring I was about 230 pounds, I tried to beef up a little more. I didn't carry the weight as well as I wanted to. I took a lot of protein, I just didn't like the way I put it on. I slimmed down a little bit and now I feel way faster. I didn't feel as quick or explosive, in Okie my drops weren't as good. Putting on a lot of weight at one time was detrimental. It's a process.
On the different roles in the defense:
We literally have so many weapons on defense. Its so amorphous. Weapons like Myles, it's great. A lot of weapons to do a lot of different things with. Coach talked about carving out a role for everyone on the team and we have a ton of playmakers. When everyone just accepts the role and plays into it, we'll do great things.
On how he sees his role:
More of a nickel rush end. Spelling guys. Pretty much that role.
On feeling better in that role:
A ton better and getting familiar with the defense. We introduced a lot of concepts, the whole foundation and guys are buying in to it and it's paying dividends.
On if it was Coach Ulbrich who changed it:
Yes, guys are buying in and we know it's our year and we're pushing for it.
On his weight:
I'm 221. It's hard to keep weight in camp. I think I weighed in at 218 today, but it's hard to keep weight in camp.
On the outside linebacker position battle:
Mostly, how it's looking right now, from my eyes, it looks like a job by committee. That's what its looking like. I think we can get more production that way, just guys being fresh.
On if shuffling guys in by committee is tough:
Yeah, sometimes it can get crazy when you bring out different personnel. We're working on it.
On leading in sacks for fall:
We don't keep track but coaches keep grading us on practice. The outside backers have been positive a lot of the days, it's a real close competition.
On what the coaches have told him:
Continue the track I've been going on, study my playbook, and just keep going.
On what he wants to develop more:
Coverage is an area I've improved on. My punch, I think it can get much stronger.
On the size differential going against the tackles:
To me its an advantage, the leverage you can play with. Sometimes a bigger guy tries to push, and you can stay lower and get down.
On how he does his pass rush (question by Myles Jack):
I just look at your film, that's a good starting point.