Q: Sherman Smith challenged you to go a week without dropping a pass and you did. So you must be happy the way things have gone for you?
A: I'm pretty much happy. I just come in and do my job. That's all I can do. I've always had good hands and I've always been one of those guys if I get challenged, I'm capable of stepping up to the challenge. Normally when I'm out there I feel relaxed and when coach Sherman challenged me and I felt he wanted to see if I can do this and can I step up and be that person who won't drop a ball whenever he calls on me.
Q: You've really flashed more. Is that a result of feeling more comfortable or are you just getting more noticed now?
A: More of both. I'm getting more comfortable in the offense and the people around me. So both play a part.
Q: Do you talk a lot of trash out there?
A: I'm usually the type of guy that talks a lot, but I'm a rookie. I don't have room to talk right now. The only thing I'm doing is showing these guys I can play. They can talk to me; I probably won't say anything. I won't look at nobody but Fred because Fred always gives me stuff. I give him a look and a wink and make him mad.
Q: Have your hands always been this good? One of the knocks for you coming out of school was that they weren't this good.
A: It depends how people look at it. When I played in college a lot of people said I catch the ball with my chest. If I have a drop that's the way I drop the bal, if I catch it with my chest. So I'm not a body catcher. But all I can do is show them I can play.
Q: Have you had to learn a lot more routes?
A: I was an all right route runner in college. A lot of people didn't see it because we didn't run the type of offense that everyone runs around the country. We have the pistol offense; our coach was the creator of that.
Q: Was that fade route easy to run?
A: Yeah, the fade balls, the go routes and the post deep routes – those routes I've been doing all my life. Those are real comfortable to me. But I'm still learning how to run routes I haven't run before.
Q: How many routes do you feel comfortable with?
A: I'd say if we have 10 routes, I'd say I feel real comfortable with seven or eight.
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