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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; With everyone talking about how great you are, do you want to focus on what you can improve on going into your third year? Yes. For me, I know Im going to have to block a lot better. I think ...

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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With everyone talking about how great you are, do you want to focus on what you can improve on going into your third year?

Yes. For me, I know Im going to have to block a lot better. I think it is going to help me with my routes. Especially when they have me double-teamed and I stay in there and block. Or I am pushing people off the ball, and showing that I can do that, being an every down tight end and play 65 snaps a game. I think that is only going to help me. I continue to work on that and my footwork. I have gotten a little bigger. I am trying to develop in my third year of football.
How much bigger are you?

I still weigh the same but I can list it a little bit more now. Im about 265. I was at 270 last week. I play probably around 265.

What do you think about Coach Vitt having a list of things that you need to improve on?

Coach Vitt is always hard on me. He is always talking to me. Always telling me that I am a quiet leader on the team and that I have to lead by my play. I have to lead by how I hustle, my passion for the game, and that is really some of the things he is talking about. I am still a young player. I have been in the NFL for two years and I have been playing for two and a half. I only think I can go up from here. With Drew (Brees) always on top of me and Pete (Carmichael), I am definitely going to continue to get better just one day at a time.

What can we expect to see this year that we didnt see last year?

I really just want to do a play or do something that helps this team win every game. I think, another thing is to get a bunch of yards after the catch and focus on that. Focus on protecting myself, getting my shoulder down, and pushing for those extra few yards.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Hard to imagine he can still get better. I think Gronk's record is toast this year!
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Sounds like Brees is a bit of a hard a$$ at times!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Hard to imagine he can still get better.
Graham hasn't even hit his prime yet, when he does he's gonna be scary!
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This guy has ultimate drive. I cannot imagine him getting much better. Cool that he holds himself accountable is humble. I hope he is a Saint for life.
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He has room to grow.
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