WR Sterling Shepard
May 25, 2017
Q: So when they talk about a NFL players jump from year one to year two. Can you talk about that?
A: I look at it the same way as in high school. You make a big jump from your sophomore year, and then college the same way. Sophomore year, you get a lot more comfortable. I think it is just adjusting to the speed. I feel a lot more comfortable out here running routes. I know the play system now, so it helps me be a little more comfortable.
Q: What are you looking to develop on your game?
A: What am I looking to work on? Really just after the catch. I feel like I could have gotten a lot more YAC [yards after catch] yardage last year. That is something that I looked at on film and I want to get better on.
Q: What kind of impact has Brandon Marshall made?
A: A big one. He is a big guy so he gives us that big presence on the outside. He is a great guy to learn from. Just the little stuff, he will come and help you out with on the side. He doesn't really know the system yet, so it's hard for him to help you with anything that has to do with schemes but when it comes to technique, he's always there on the side coaching.
Q: What have you seen from Odell [Beckham Jr.] in terms of his maturity since last season?
A: It's been the offseason so we haven't really been with each other. So that's hard to say but, Odell is a guy that is going to work hard wherever he is. It's kind of hard to say because we haven't been together.
Q: How much is he missing by not being here?
A: We all know what he can do, so he's all good.
Q: What do you think of the new OT rules?
A: No opinion for me. If that's what they want to do then it's all good. Got to play football.
Q: What about the leniency with the touchdown celebrations?
A: I like that. I saw that the other day on Instagram. I'm happy about that one. I'm a guy that likes to get going in the end zone, I know a lot of my teammates are too, so we're all pretty excited about that one.
Q: Are you working on anything?
A: We're always working on something when we all get together at practice. I'm sure we'll be cooking up some stuff.