Azeem Victor feeds off the team

Washington Junior Linebacker Azeem Victor spoke Monday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' eighth day of fall camp, held inside Husky Stadium.

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On the defense “We can be as great as we want to be, we just have to go out there and do it. We have to show everybody that we are the best defense. Really that’s it.”

On setting the tone “I can’t say I’m the tone setter. I would say the whole defense is the tone setter because I really get fueled off of them. They fuel me and I fuel them, so I can’t call myself the tone setter. I will say the whole defense is the tone setter.”
On the guys feeding off him “When you have an opportunity to make a play you have to make it happen and that’s what I did today.”
On the relationship between him and Keishawn Bierria “That’s my brother. We’ve known each other since high school. I went to the championship game in high school when we were getting recruited here, but as the years went by we grew and became closer and closer and that’s like my brother right there.”
Is your bond unspoken? “I don’t know. It’s hard to say. We feed off each other as well. Me and him on the field, it’s hard to explain, it’s like a Bonnie and Clyde thing. I’m Bonnie. He’s Clyde.”
Do you feel pressure to one up what you did last year? I don’t feel any pressure, but I feel like as one we need to improve and we need to get better and just do more things, create more turnovers, and that’s our emphasis this year. Just doing more, more than we did last year.”
How do you think the offense has improved? “Our o-line is night and day; they look way better. Jake is always improving. Sometimes I ask him questions and I try to be sneaky and ask him ‘hey, what’s this play,’ and he’s like ‘I know what you’re doing.’ They’re just looking good. I’m happy and I’m excited to see how far we go.”

Do you feel like you’re ahead of where you were at this point last year? “Yeah, I will say that because last year it was a starting point. We didn’t know what we were going to be. Now, knowing what we are, we have to continue to improve off of that and grow off of that. Definitely.” 

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