Wendell Davis doing a “good job” at Mike Linebacker.
Devin Danielson stepping up on DL, “He’s strong. He can hold the point pretty good”.
Likes Green and “T-Bent” – Tyler Bentley.
“This the best we’ve ever been as backers”
With their experience either him or Cam can line up on either side and make it work.
On Chase Pine: A great leader. One of the most athletic guys in the linebacker room at his size. I love playing next to him. We communicate pretty well and he leads the charge.
On Wendell Davis: I think Wendell definitely stepped up. He stepped up in terms of being a leader. I was on him early about being vocal and communicating. That’s what most important at Mike.
Jerry asked him about staying healthy: LOL he went right to physical health and ignored the COVID implication. Gotta love it.
“With the COVID that scares me a lot because I have really bad Athsma and my family. I make sure all my teammates have maskes on. It’s really a safe haven. There are really so many rules here.”
On what he’s doing on the field: I think Money I see a little bit more action. Just being in the box more. I love being inside the tackles, reading the back, reading the lineman. I’m way faster, way stronger this year. Been studying a lot more film, at lot more coverages.
On the freshmen: They were very talented but very raw in terms of fits and schemes. They started at like 40% and now like 80-90%. They are coming along really good.
A character for sure.
I’m always telling Whipple “hey 7-11 over here, I’m always open, put in another play”
On Salem: “He’s sixty years old and he brings the juice every single day.”
On the eligibility rule: Until someone takes my helmet and shoulder pads off of me I”m here to play ball.
On Tight End usage: I came here for a reason, and that’s because this offense will use the Tight End to the fullest.
On other Tight Ends: Ky Wright has really stepped up. Jake Zilinkas – a walk on, a senior, doing everything he has to do. Not afraid to hit somebody. He’s a guy we are going to have to lean on from time to time. Danny he’s a great kid, a great athlete, he’s got a lot of potential. We got Kaymar he came over from the defensive side.
MM Note: So Kaymar is back on offense!
On the red zone: We’ve only worked red zone a couple times now…
Thinks Pickett is going to get drafted.
Do you miss baseball: NO
How fast can you throw? : 97
On Pittsburgh: (in the spring) I was struggling a little bit at first, I hated the weather. I was like “Where’s the sun? I’m trying to smile.” (He afterwards said that the summer was great, much better than the Florida heat.)
Fun fact: Was actually born in Altoona, lived there until he was two.