The first day of spring practice is over, but the next one is still to come.
For the most part, players have already made up their minds about where they’re going to sign their next contract, and they’re already taking a few extra days to prepare for the real thing.
So why aren’t they all taking their pre-camp breaks?
“I think it’s a great idea,” cornerback Darius Slay said.
“I think the players that are getting in the car today are going to have a lot of practice today.
So it’s going to be a lot more physical out there than what we have been doing so far.
I think we’re going be in great shape, but we still have a couple more days before practice starts.”
It’s a good idea.
If the players can get into shape, it will make the next few weeks easier.
Slay, a former four-star prospect, said he’s had a lot to get used to during the pre-season, but he expects it to be different from his first two seasons.
“I’m used to it,” Slay said, “but I don’t think it’ll be anything different.”
For Slay, it’s about getting used to his new role.
This is his fourth NFL season, and he’s been a first-team All-Pro twice.
The rookie was a fifth-round pick out of North Carolina State, where he had a career-high 13 interceptions last year.
So he knows the pressure of playing at a high level.
“Being a No. 1 corner is just the biggest challenge,” Slay told theScore.
“That’s the most challenging position I’ve ever played.
I’m a big guy.
I get the ball a lot.
But at the same time, I also know that I have to be aggressive and make plays.
I don�t think there’s ever a time where you don�ts have to make a play.”
He’s also got to keep his nose clean.
“A lot of people are going over me because of my size, but I’m the same size as the guys that I’m facing,” Slay added.
“So it doesn�t matter if I’m playing against a bigger guy, a bigger wide receiver, or a bigger tight end, I have a job to do.
That�s just a matter of keeping your eyes open.
It’s about being the most accurate player that I can be.
And being able to make plays.”
A great quarterback, a great quarterback.
It might not sound like much, but it will be the difference between playing in the NFL or not.
The top quarterbacks in the game are all big, physical, and smart.
So what if they aren’t the most athletic?
That’s what we see with the quarterbacks.
The NFL is all about speed, and it’s all about being able be a little bit more physical.
That is a good thing to have, but sometimes that’s not enough.
If you want to be successful, you have to also be accurate.
“So if the quarterbacks aren’t that physically dominant, what should they be?”
I’ve been playing in this league my whole life, and I know what I can do. “
It’s hard to tell, but maybe the most important thing is that the quarterbacks are smart enough to know what they can do and not do.
I’ve been playing in this league my whole life, and I know what I can do.
And if I can’t do that, I don���t want to play.
So I don,t know, I want to have the most physical quarterback in the league.”
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