It was time for Joe Mathis to hit something

Washington Outside Linebacker Joe Mathis spoke Friday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' fifth day of fall camp, held on the east field next to Husky Stadium.

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On the first day in pads brining up the intensity: “I don’t know. Guys like Azeem (Victor), Keishawn (Bierria), Budda (Baker) and me, we just want to go out and hit something. I don’t know why we don’t do it in shorts (and shoulder pads), but when we get the pads on it’s just like we’re getting ready for the season.” 

On playing BUCK: “I love it. Coming off the edge like you saw today, I’m comfortable doing it and I’m just ready to let loose this year.”

On it being a fun position to play: “You can rush, you can drop into coverage. You can play pretty much every position from that position. It’s a fun position, but you have to be good with your technique and everything and you have a lot of responsibility on the field.”

On helping the young guys behind him: “I help them out. I’m trying to get them better. I’m trying to get Benning (Potoa’e) ready to go, but they keep pushing on me and I keep pushing on them.”

On Benning Potoa’e playing BUCK: “He’s fast though. There’s a lot of NFL guys that play BUCK linebacker – Terrell Suggs and Lamar Woodley – playing that position at 270 and 280. It just depends on how fast you are and how you do things.”

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