Talk about the improvement in the defensive line's play.
"We are doing a lot better. Coach Blake is a great coach and teaches us all of it, technique, fundamentals. He is always talking about trespassing, creating a new line of scrimmage. That is our job; create a new line of scrimmage. If we make a sack in the back, that is a plus."
How much did it help the line to get you back and allow Tommy Kelly to go outside at defensive end?
"Man, it is a plus because Tommy Kelly is a great defensive end. I feel, one-on-one, there is nobody that can stop him. With me and Ronald Fields on the inside, they have to double somebody, so that means one person has to be one-on-one and we will dominate a one-on-one block."
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