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Q:  Is it kind of tough for you, because if Ahmad comes back, that's competition for you, but your friends with—do you have a word of emotions maybe?A: It's cool. Like I said, it's business, we all understand that and if he comes back then we're going to be competing every day all day and I will be working as hard as I can to compete for playing time or if he comes back he's definitely going to be trying to get that playing time so it's one of those things we just have to see what happens.

Q: If he does come back how ready are you for…?A:  Oh man, I'm ready. I've been working out all off-season. My body feels good, no injuries or anything. I mean I'm ready-my mind is strong, my body is strong and just ready to figure out what is going to happen.

Q: If he doesn't come back, they've got to sign somebody. Do you think just you and Brandon can pick it up?A:  Yeah, I think me and Brandon…He's a different style running back. He's a big guy that can pound and I'm kind of in the middle between him and Ahmad. I've got a little speed and I can run over people sometimes and try to run away from them, too, so it looks like it'll be a good combination with both of us, with a one-two punch and it remains to be seen…

Q: Is it all about opportunity?A: Um, it's all about I guess the football gods. They bless my life, they help me out. You've got to work and prepare and make sure you're safe and you know, they're ready for you. You play forward, lots of injuries happen and you have to shake it off when injuries happen. You've just got to be prepared mentally and physically so that when the opportunity comes, you make the most of it.

Q: How concerned are you about the offensive line from the center, off to the left side-it's going to be all new.A: I mean, we lost the guys that we love and are a big part of our offense. They'd been here for awhile and worked good together and now these guys have got to build that bond, go out there and get to work and make sure they understand each other, play off each other and respond.

Q: You've been here a number of years, I think most guys have still…A: Um, you know when I got here, I got here the year we won the Super Bowl, with Derrick Ward and Brandon and Ahmad and the outcome was like, it's indescribable you know how good my team was, and I worked my way up. It's kind of like been one of those things where every year, a guy was here longer than me so he's next in line, and I just can go out here and control what I can do and go out there and compete and I've just got to go out there and make something happen.

Q: Brandon has been lobbying pretty hard to get Plax back in here. What do you think he's going to do about it, what is the big conversation?A: I just asked him what he thinks was going to happen, and he doesn't really know. He wants Plax back, that's his guy and Plax brings another (dimension?) to the offense. …but you know, we have great receivers now and I don't want to take anything from him, but they're going to go out there and compete whether we have him or not, so I think we'll be okay either way. 

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