They wanted to ease me into it. I appreciate that. I know (an interception) is going to come in due time. I am going to be challenged. It was challenging enough just trying to stay close to the receiver. I haven't played in real action since October. Just to be in the vicinity (of a football field), I feel good about that.
I've been doing my workouts in the offseason, but to actually go out there and react off of someone else - you have to go off of someone else. So it's a different dynamic, but it's not the first time I've cut. It felt good. In a couple of weeks I can be draped on somebody.
I have so much to think about as far as the scheme and the coverages. I think it's good. It can take my mind off of my foot. But, it is in the back of my mind. I can't steer you wrong on that one. It's just a matter of repetition and time. Right now, it's the terminology that's killing me. We had the same terminology (in New England), but it meant something totally different. I have to think, so it's all about memorizing things. Cover Two is Cover Two, Cover Three is Cover Three, Man is Man, but if you call them different things (it is difficult to know what they mean). I've been doing the same thing for ten years. It's pretty difficult.
I've got another three weeks before the first game, so to do what I was able to do today, I feel really good about it.
I have to get the kinks out. I'm rusty, but I feel good. If I had to go out there an play a game, I wouldn't be where I would want myself to be, but I could get through.
[Playing against the Giants] is the goal. We are going to play it by ear and take it day-by-day. Just being out here with the guys going full tempo is enough right now. I think it will be a game-time decision, but I am looking to go out there and get a couple series in if I can.
You can't tell [if you are 100 percent] until you're in the game and the adrenaline gets flowing. It's a different type of adrenaline now. When the lights come on, that's when I pick it up, that's what I look forward to. I won't be able to get a good indication until the Kansas City week. I know I am going to gain confidence by preparing and going out there and saying, ?ok, I can do this in my foot, I can do that on my foot. I'm in this type if shape. I can still break up balls and things like that.? It is really going to tell the tale on September 11th.
The guys have been great. They've welcomed me with open arms and made me feel real comfortable as soon as I walked through the door. I had no problems making the transition, even to see the green on me. I had my 24, so I was in the comfort zone. I always feel like, no matter where I play, as long as I had the 24 and the Law on the back of my jersey, I am fine. I'm excited about it. I'm excited about going out there and playing.