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On camp so far:
It’s great. The position is a little new for me, but it’s a lot of carryover from what I played the past four years. Coach Rip (Scherer) is doing a good job with us, talking techniques, outrunning coverages.
On the biggest difference this year:
I’m putting my hand in the dirt. That’s been the most new thing I’ve done so far. I’m dealing with defensive ends rushing the edge. I also have to help out my tackles with the chip blocks to make it easier on them. Also, releasing off the line. It’s a lot of new things but they seem to be coming along pretty well. Some of it is more natural for me, but I have a lot to work on too.
On what kind of role he’ll play this year:
Oh, a big role. I’m in about 90% of the plays. From the spring until now, it’s been pretty consistent. That’s the way they want the offense to run this year. And I feel comfortable to take as many opportunities as I can. I feel comfortable with everything.
On if he’s developed as a receiver:
Definitely. It’s a lot of 1on1 reps. Our DB’s are good in coverage. I get a lot of pointers from the guys I go against. Jaleel Wadood, they’re all good cover guys. Linebackers as well. It’s all about getting reps. Repetition, repetition.
On how he rates himself as a blocker:
I’m doing really well blocking right now. I feel its more me learning the scheme. Different, though, zone blocking, things like that I still have to work on. Hand placement. That’s something I have to get used to. We work on that every day with Coach Rip.
On his relationship with Josh Rosen:
We have a good relationship. I’m still building it. He’s starting to trust me more. We’re doing a lot more red zone and I think that’s where he’ll use me.
On the passing sessions:
That was very important. I feel like that was a lot of carryover, from then until now. Going into practice. All those repetitions gave us a step up before camp.
On Kennedy Polamalu’s energy:
Coach KP is amazing. He brings energy every day. And he expects it from us. He tells us, get your 1, 2, 3 motivation from what you expect every day.
On if this offense is a better fit for him:
I’m just working every day. I wouldn’t necessarily say that. I like catching the ball. I can say that. This offense provides me with a lot more opportunities.
On team bonding:
Everything out here has to do with the team. It’s all team bonding.
On the food in San Bernardino:
Great food. They serve great food. They treat us really well here.