On his stop on a third and one running play against Pittsburgh.
It was just instinctive, really. I saw the tight end block down, the C gap was wide open, I saw the ballcarrier and I was able to make the play.
How is he adjusting to the 3-4 defense?
I’ve just got to keep getting more reps and seeing different things because it’s still a challenge learning this 3-4 defense so I’ve just got to keep repping it.
It’s feeling a little more natural. It’s just going to be a process, I just can’t get frustrated with the downfalls of it, I’ve just got to focus on the positive and improve on the negative.
What specifically is he working on?
I’m just trying to be really assignment sharp this week, just really be on my P’s and Q’s and know what I’m supposed to do on every defense.
It looked like he got better as the game went on.
I started getting in the flow and to get a good feel of what they’re doing offensively. I just have to make that happen fast and get acclimated right away.
On playing the run as a linebacker vs. as a defensive end.
It’s a challenge playing the run from a two-point stance because when you’re in a three-point stance you can really drive out and be powerful. From a two-point stance you have to learn to be able to drive out with the same explosiveness without having your hand on the ground. It’s a challenge but something that will come with time. [Being able to see what develops] definitely helps you out, being able to see what’s developing in the backfield and what’s outside of you.