I wish we could be on the other side of the win-loss column, but we'll continue to work hard and just try to take the ship to the next level after the break.
I've suited up just the one time this season, and that's something my teammate Johnathan Hankins also kind of went through as a rookie tackle last year. We definitely talk about that, especially when I first started not playing. He and everybody around here told me, they were like, "Man, listen, you're going to have your opportunity; you've just got to be prepared and keep working hard." And that's what I have been doing. Watching Hankins go out there and make plays does nothing but motivate me. In my head, I'm saying I want to get better, and I can envision nothing more than me and him both being young and being two of the best defensive tackles in the game, period, and working hard in the future. So we just want to keep that going.
Over the bye week, I'll just get away from the game a little bit. I'll see some of my family members, some of the loved ones and just enjoy it. And when I get back, possibly my role can be increased by a lot, and I just want to put my best foot forward to help this team progress and go on a run.