There was a time in my recuperation and healing where I just had to tell myself it is just time to get up and live your life the way you want to live.
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I feel I can play linebacker. That's all that I can do, ... I can't play cornerback. I can't play safety. I can't play offensive line.
I think the true football fan will have plenty to watch on Super Bowl Sunday. The chance to see two quality defenses go at it is a part of football.
It's the No. 1 stat that we have to win. We always want to get the ball. Make tackles and get the ball.
Schematically, it doesn't really change things, ... We'll still do a lot of the same things, but guys will just be asked to sort of do different things.
I think Steve would agree that it's been a long road for him and me to get back. To be recognized for it is an honor and you don't want to get this type of award every year.
It's been discouraging at times, to tell you the truth. To see Willie go, especially, and to see Adam go, too. I've been with Willie and Adam for a long time. I spoke with both and wished them well. But the bottom line is this: Move on. We're going to miss them, but they're not going to help us win any football games so I can't focus on who's not here.
The week preceding the game is just as important, if not more important, to prepare yourself mentally to make sure you know the ins and outs of the opposition. It's all about getting ready for Jacksonville. It's a one-game season.