Q: Any issues out there on Saturday night either physically or mentally playing a couple different spots?
A: Nothing. I felt good. I felt real confident. Coach Coughlin does a great job simulating practice and games. I felt like it was a glorified practice.
Q: Knee …
A: Yeah. People remind me more about my knee than I do myself. Until someone says something, I really don't think about it.
Q: All the work you did, was it a good feeling to get some results?
A: It was, absolutely. To put in all that work throughout the whole summer, the whole year, 13 months of hard work in, you get a little pay off.
Q: What's the hardest part?A: Probably just the mental part. I'm not looking at the big picture, just taking it one day at a time. Literally re-teaching everything. I don't think people understand that you lose all the muscles in your quad and your calves. Build all that up. Literally start walking, start jogging, then running. But, it takes literally 6-7 months before you start doing all of that.
Q: What do you think was the lowest point mentally or physically?
A: Probably seeing the guys out there playing and me not being out there and knowing that I wanted to be and I could hang out.
Q: Are you saying hey coach, there's a lot of stuff I can do?A: I try to prove that at practice. All of us have opportunities to play inside and out. You just try to prove that in practice and hopefully you get an opportunity in a game.
Q: Saturday night … first game …A: No, not at all. I took about 15 minutes during pregame at midfield and kind of hung out and took it all in. This is what I worked for and it was more joy and happiness than anything.
Q: After the good results, are you still going to be taking every other day off at practice?A: That's up to the training staff. That's something that we'll talk about. We haven't talked about it, but I'll go talk to them about it now.
Q: Special teams work …A: I think eventually I'll end up winning that spot. It's kind of something that they've got a plan and we're sticking to it. Things may look good, but we're still sticking to the plan.