Another Round With Travis Wilson

The third-year wide receiver is looking to establish himself, and discusses it with Lane Adkins...

Q: Travis, we have had the opportunity to talk a few times in camp, how is everything going heading into the game against the New York Giants?

Travis Wilson: Everything is good, really. I have been making every effort I can to be as good as I can be. Some days are tougher than others, but I can overcome being tired. You have to if you want to be successful.

Q: There has been so much attention paid to you as the weeks have progressed. Watching you, I could see the changes in your performance on the field and with you in discussion. What do you attribute the change to?

Wilson: I go out there everyday and give it everything I can. Some days I do better than others, and I am working to be consistent and let the coaches know I can be counted on. Right now, I have prepared, I know the playbook better than I ever have and want to continue to improve. I mean, my position coach pushes me, he lets me know when I make a mistake or can do better in a route or in my assignments. I know he is watching, he wants me to do well. I have to do well.

Q: How do you feel about your chances to be playing this season, rather than practicing during the week and watching on Sundays?

Wilson: I hope to be playing. You have to show the coaches you can be counted on; it starts in preparation, in the film room, and in practices. If you are not prepared, you are not going to play. I have prepared like never before to get on the field and contribute in some capacity. I feel pretty good about getting that opportunity.

Q: You've had the opportunity to show yourself in this training camp and your ability has been noted by the head coach. How does that make you feel as a player and does that tell you something when the head coach acknowledges you as a player in a positive light?

Wilson: It feels pretty good knowing that the coaches see I am putting in the time and effort to provide something positive to the team. But, I have to show I can do it everyday, every practice and on every play. If I can do that, I'll get opportunities. If not, then I won't and I don't intend on that being the case.

Q: What is like to watch yourself move up the depth chart and now find yourself getting reps with the first-team?

Wilson: The opportunity is there and I have to take advantage of that time. I believe I am doing some things very well and need to keep working on others. Right now, the coaches are showing confidence in me. I can't let them, my teammates or myself down. You dream to be in this position.


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