Q: You think Prince will be able to help in the second half of the year?
A: I think so, as long as he stays on top of the mental part of the game. We drafted him for a reason in the first round, so we know his physical ability is better than most. As long as he’s on top of the footwork, everything else will fall into place.
Q: How concerned are you about the depth situation, now that you have lost two?
A: It’s a big issue. Losing Bruce Johnson was huge and then losing Prince on the second day—that’s huge as well. Like I said, team depth at corner is really important right now, especially how fast corners go down throughout the season. Losing those two guys is really big.
Q: How much would it help to bring a veteran in, or do you guys just want to stay with what you have here and hope somebody emerges?
A: I think that’s for the front office. Whatever they decide to do I’m pretty sure is going to work for the team.
Q: You were a guy who contributed as a rookie on the team. What did you tell Prince?
A: Yeah, I told him that he is going to be a big help to us. Going down the road, we get nicked up pretty often with all the press-man that we do and running all day. We play a lot of nickel package. We need a lot of depth at corner right now.
Q: Do you guys even have enough bodies to run the drills the way you want to do them?
A: We do. We just lost two and we have eight in right now, so guys jump right in.
Q: Have you been told that your role might change or expand because Prince is out?
A: My role really hasn’t changed at all.
Q: How much can you relate the experience that you had sitting out with an injury and how frustrating that has been?
A: I really haven’t had a chance to talk to him, but I can sit down and talk to him about two years worth of injuries. I have a lot of wisdom behind injuries that I would like to share with him.
Q: How is your health?
A: I’ve been doing pretty well. I came into camp in shape and I feel really good this year. I’m healthy, I’m ready to go out; I feel like my old self. I have my balance back, my speed back, so I’m ready to go.
Q: When is the last time you felt like that?
A: Rookie year; 2007, maybe 2008.
Q: You’re still your old aggressive self out there, don’t you think?
A: Of course. I feel really good this year.
Q: Did you do anything this year to make sure you were healthy?
A: No. Last year I was healthy, it was just unfortunate it happened. I really didn’t do anything different.