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Byrd's Eye View
Posted Oct 17, 2006
CJ Byrd is playing more and more these days. Last season he played mostly on special teams, but this year he has played a lot on defense. Although it is his special teams play that a lot of the Georgia fans remember as he scooped up a blocked punt and returned it for a touchdown. This week I talked to backup free safety about this season.
-- Was the last game vs
the most game time you have been in since coming to
-- No. I probably played more against Western Kentucky, but this is the most vs a D-I opponent.
-- What have improved on the most from last year to this year?
-- My pass covering skills are better, but I still want to do even better.
-- Are you comfortable playing either safety position?
-- I am comfortable at both.
-- Why has the defense struggled so much lately after being so dominant early on?
-- It is a little bit of everything.
-- Who have been some of the leaders on defense speaking up?
-- Quentin is doing it, and Tony and Tra. We all have to do it.
-- Last game
returned an interception for a touchdown and earlier this season you had a special teams touchdown... how extra special is it for defensive players to get scores?
-- We all celebrate. It may be a once in a career happening for a defensive guy.
-- Do you remember your last touchdown?
-- No... it was back during my senior year in high school.
, but he was part of your recruiting class at Georgia... what do you remember about him?
-- I don't think I got to talk to him.
-- What do you remember about playing Mississippi State last year?
-- Playing against
. He was really good and now he is with the Falcons. We had to stop the run that night. We have to stop the run this game, too.
-- Thank you for your time and answers.
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