Oh, no. He does a nice job with his public image, but the guy is a pit bull.
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Teams have been blocking him for three or four years now. He always has to take on a blocker - a tackle, a guard, a back. He has a rush plan just like a defensive end, and he takes it personally.
It is a player-friendly scheme, but at the same time the expectation level is very high and the attention to detail is very high.
It allows them to play fast.
But you can tell he's a quick study because basically what he knows is what he's learned this weekend, and he's doing things in a sound nature on the field already.
The safety position is almost like the center on the offensive line. It's communication central. He's in the eye of the storm, so to speak.