Q: Have they told you that your role is going to change at all?
A: I came into work yesterday, and they said I'd be taking some outside linebacker snaps. That's what I know.
Q: They seem to like their linebackers to be flexible, is that what they told you?
A: It was never a thing that I was going to necessarily play middle linebacker. Wherever I fit. Throughout camp, I showed that I could play the Mike and I've been playing outside for the last 10 years. It helps the team that I have a little bit of flexibility.
Q: When coming into a new system, now it looks like you have to learn more than one position, is that taught on a crash course like that?
A: It might say a lot about my learning curve. It might be tough, but it's just a matter of getting in your book, studying your material, and going out to practice and working and applying it. It's a little bit of a challenge but it'll be alright.
Q: So was last night the first time that you actually looked at some outside stuff in the book?
A: First time was yesterday that I looked at outside stuff.
Q: Some of the guys have said that the SAM backer here is different than on other teams, is that the case?
A: I don't know. I know that here they refer to it as the Sam, but everyone else refers to it as the Will. It's different like that. That's kind of a little bit confusing. I don't know. Today is my second practice as an outside linebacker. I have yet to find out.
Q: Is this good for you? Does it help you ease into the defense if you've played the same position you have for ten years?
A: At this point, it doesn't matter. It's a different system. In the past month or so, I've been practicing at the middle linebacker, and the last two practices, I've been at the outside linebacker. It really doesn't matter. I just want to get out there, help, and contribute, and be the best linebacker I can be for this team. If and when my number is called, I'll be ready.
Q: Outside linebackers tend to be more athletic…so how's that knee doing?
A: I feel like I'm fine. My knee is fine. I thought we were done with those knee questions. Like I said, it's been a position that I'm familiar with. Athletically, that hasn't been a problem for me. I haven't been there really at camp but it's never really been a problem for me.