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New Orleans Saints Safety Marcus Ball

Post-Practice Media Availability

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What was it like for your final practice at the Greenbrier?

“It’s surprising to get this kind of weather but we don’t let that dictate how we take the field. We take the field with the mindset of getting better each day and winning the day. I believe we did that. We got better today as a team, but there is still room to get better.”

How anxious are you for the first game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and what are your expectations for it?

“They go up each and every day, expectations speaking of. Every day it is a different story from a different player or a different coach, a different person in the organization telling us or telling me what to expect or what kind of things to look out for and look forward to. It is on the up and up. I am looking forward to it though.”

Do you feel like you have raised a few eyebrows at camp?

“That I don’t know. I can only hope to get better each and every day and give the coaches what they’ve asked of me and do what I have to do to improve myself and be the best I can be for my team.”

That o-line drill was pretty lively. Do you enjoy that?

“Absolutely, that’s defense. That’s our bread and butter. That’s when we know there are no games, it’s all downhill, and it’s all serious. With guys like C-Lo (Curtis Lofton) and Akiem (Hicks) and Cam (Jordan) and Junior (Galette) leading the group, the intensity just rises with those kind of guys out there.”

Was there any excitement out here being the last day at the Greenbrier?

“Honestly, it has not even been said. We just want to come out here and be better than we were yesterday. Nobody is talking about the last day this, the last day that, it is the focus of coming out here and winning the practice.”

Were you unhappy with your performance at OTAs?

“I’m a heavy critic on myself. I always want to be the best I can be possibly. Coming into OTAs, coaches threw the book at me and they expected me to learn and pick it up fairly quickly. I didn’t pick it up as quickly as I wanted to. I was decent I guess you could say. Coach (Payton) didn’t say I was too bad, but I know for a fact that I can be better.”


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Old 08-14-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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The players are motivated to give everything at every practice. There is less time to make an impression on the coaches every time they hit the field. I imagine the testosterone is running high.
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