LB Keenan Robinson
September 23, 2016
Q: When you get up there to give a speech to the team, what is your approach?
A: I just speak from the heart. Whatever is on my mind. I don’t really plan anything. I just speak from the heart. From my heart today I was just telling the guys that in order to get to, right now we’re 2-0. It doesn’t really mean anything yet. We have to consistently put in the work that we started back in April in order to get to where we want to get to. That’s obviously to put another banner up and get a Super Bowl. That’s everyone’s ultimate goal but in order to do that, you have to be serious about the goals that you set. You have to be serious about the steps you take towards getting that and achieving that. We have to come to work no matter if we’re 0-2 like they are or 2-0. We have to put in the work because every team in the NFL will come ready to play on Sunday, Monday or Thursday, whatever night the game is. We have to make sure that we never overlook anyone. Stay on top of our P’s and Q’s and handle what we need to handle. Just come ready to play firing on all cylinders come Sunday.
Q: A division opponent even at 0-2, you wouldn’t overlook them anyways right?
A: Exactly. This is a big game. This is two for us. It’s a division game. Either way you want to look at it, it doesn’t matter. We just know that some people need motivation in different ways. Our motivation on defense is to continue to build what we want to build. On offense it’s to continue to build and become a dominant offense. On special teams we have to be able to get back to the top 5 special teams in the league. Everyone has their own goals that we have set before the season. This game is another opportunity to showcase that.
Q: Were you asked to give the speech?
Q: How’d that make you feel?
A: It was pretty cool. The coaches here see me as somewhat of a leader. I had something to say to the team that would help inspire us and help us get to where we want to, which is 3-0.
Q: Snacks gave a speech last week, what’s it say about you new guys being able to come in and take that on?
A: It’s weird. We have leaders that have been here in the past, but we have a lot of guys that are vets who were brought in through free agency and in the offseason. A lot of guys that have played on different teams. Now we’re here all on one team. We have leaders but they may have come from different places and different teams before. They still consider us leaders and guys that can step up and make an impact. Guys that can step up and feel like they have a presence on this team. That just shows how much they respect us, whether they’ve been here or not.