C Weston Richburg
April 20, 2017
Q: Does it seem like yesterday the season ended?
A: It does. Itís good to be back. The offseason flew by. Itís good to be back with the guys working towards our goal.
Q: Were you able to recruit a few teammates to join you down there in Arizona working out?
A: Itís John Jerry. Me and John Jerry. Itís our second year down there and we got a lot of good work in.
Q: How much do you hold on to how last season ended?
A: I donít think we hold on to it. I think we keep it there for motivation. It didnít end the way we wanted it to. I think we hold onto it from that standpoint and use it as motivation to carry into this year to progress and get even deeper in the playoffs this year.
Q: Do you remember what it was like leaving the locker room in Green Bay?
A: Yes. Just the feeling of being in that locker room after the game and the disappointment we had. Thatís going to be something that I can carry on and help bring some motivation to go further this year and in years to come.
Q: Whatís your reaction to the signing of Brandon Marshall?
A: Iíve watched him from a distance. Heís a very talented player. Itís exciting to have guys like that on your team. You hear that he works extremely hard and is a good addition for our locker room. Itís exciting to have a guy like that.
Q: What about a guy like DJ Fluker?
A: Itíll be good. Heís a big player. A mean player out on the field. Any player we add that has attitude like that can be good.
Q: Is this a big year for you? Contract year?
A: Iím not really looking at anything contract-wise. Iím just looking at how last year went. Iím a much better player than I was last year. Thatíll be motivation for me going into this year.
Q: Was there anything physical? It looked like you got stronger as the year progressed?
A: I had some hand stuff going in. I had to get my hand operated on. Thatíll be good this year. Iíll be ready to go. Iím feeling a lot better than I was last year.
Q: It was after the season was over?
A: Yes. Iím feeling a lot better. Iím much healthier this year. Itís taught me a lesson to keep working on the body and make sure it stays healthy and ready to go.
Q: Youíre going to be ready to go for OTAís and minicamp?
A: Yes. Iím good to go. Iím full go. Ready to get after it. Excited for whatís in store.
Q: Snapping hand, what was wrong with it?
A: I tore some ligaments.
Q: Did you have a surgery?
Q: What point in the season did that occur?
A: Second preseason game.
Q: You went the whole season with it?
A: Yes. We went to the playoffs and want to go further. Weíre excited about the guys we have in this room and excited to get that going.
Q: You had a pretty good year last year.
A: No, I didnít. We spent the last two days, watching negative plays and dissecting. You find a lot of things that you want to get better at. Thatís the only good thing about watching those. You get a list of things you need to improve on.
Q: What do you think DJ adds to this group?
A: Heís the biggest human being Iíve ever seen. He adds size, strength and I think heíll bring a good attitude into the room. Heíll fit in well with us.
Q: How does he change how it works for you?
A: I canít worry about that. I donít make those decisions. I just have to make sure that I take care of my business, progress, become a better player and help our team be more successful this season.
Q: The interior lineman market has risen. Does that make you feel good at least when you see that?
A: I can only control what I can control. If I donít take care of business, Iím not going to see anything like that. Iím going to work on myself, do everything I can to make myself better and in turn, make our team better.
Q: You said you didnít have a great year last year, what exactly didnít you like?
A: All around. There were things that I took from every aspect of my game that I saw that I can improve. Definitely going to work on that this offseason and into this year.