On 2008: When we pick our heads up hopefully we will be in the big game.
On mat drills: Usually mat drills are kind of dreaded by guys, but we have a term – Attack the mats. I really think we are doing that. Mat drills gets to tired, and then you have the rest of the day with class. I think it builds us together. You are going to be hurt, but what are you going to do? It’s just like the fourth quarter. This is the time of the year when you get the find out the character of your team.
On playing physical with a smaller body: I’ve had this body for the last three years. I have the mentality that I want to attack them before they attack me. Me making plays – that does not happen without ten other guys making a play, too.
On who the best overall player is on the defense – Geno? I was going to say him. When you have an inside presence and a team like us who strives on speed, speed, speed – when you can’t go north-south… we have the speed to go coast to coast. Ellerbe, too, can take out… he just plays so high intensity. He loves football. When Dannell had his chance to shine he had a great year.