Q: How do you feel physically? How'd the latest concussion happen?
A: This is the second time in three weeks. It was just a weird accident. I was just going in and trying to tackle Tennessee's Robert Holcombe. I got hit right on the side of the helmet, right on the temple part. You just have to chalk it up as part of the game. It was a good blow on his part. From what I saw on the film, he just caught me right. That's the game; the game got me. The frustrating thing about it is that two plays earlier as I was getting ready to go on the field, I asked for more air in my helmet. So when they put more air in it, it made it feel all crazy. So to make a long story short, my helmet was not fitted properly. But me being the way I am, I still went out there and figured that I'd be okay. Sure enough, I wasn't okay. I can't afford to make a mistake like that again. I should have just sent somebody else in. The blow still would have happened, but I believe that if my helmet were fitted right, it wouldn't have been so severe.
Q: Were the two concussions related?
A: Well, the fact you had two in three weeks, they all lead in the same. For me, I'm encouraged because both of them were caused by equipment problems. It has nothing to do with our equipment guys; it's on me. I like a certain fit. You try to get that all done in five seconds before you go out on the field, and then it's too late. I have to be smarter than that.
Q: Have you ever had a concussion before?
A: The last one I can recall was in 1990 in college, a long while ago.
Q: Are you suffering from any aftereffects?
A: No, I don't have any effects. I know other people that have just one and suffer effects. But God blessed me so that I don't have any ill affects. I feel totally fine.
Q: Isn't it scary to suffer a concussion?
A: No, it's not scary to me. I'm more mad at myself. I felt like I should have won that battle and he got me. I looked at that play on film to see what I could do better on that play. It's just a matter of me squaring up more. When I hit him, I was sideways. I'm mad that I lost that battle and that he caught me sideways. From a football standpoint, I'm mad that I lost the battle. Then, I'm also mad because I rushed to get back out there. I should have taken my time and gotten my helmet situated and then gone back out there. I'm the type of player that I don't want to miss a play. When they told me, I was fighting the doctors to go back out there. But no, it's not scary. I trust God that whatever happens to me, happens for a reason. I have peace about it. I can't wait to get back on the field and play. You learn from your mistakes, and I have.