Safety Yusuf Corker
Q: I didn't get a chance to talk to you after the scrimmage. How were you feeling after getting that pick?
A: It was a great feeling. Before the scrimmage we all had a defensive group meeting and I basically told everybody I was going to get a turnover that game. You know, it was a pretty bold statement, but I believed in myself. Just running to the ball, good things always come when you run to the ball, so that's how I got it.
Q: Did you have any more predictions?
A: Some of my goals for preseason is to show the team that I'm a good tackler, a smart player, and hopefully get some more turnovers during the preseason.
Q: Do you know about special teams?
A: Of course, I know about special teams.
Q: Undrafted, right?
A: Yes, sir.
Q: I went undrafted, I played nine years, won a couple of Super Bowls and ended up being a captain of this team. I started on the same path as you. Undrafted and got nine total reps in preseason. How do you feel about preseason knowing that you as second, third team, you might not get as many reps as you think should get?
A: That just comes with always having questions, asking the vets, when you are on the sideline taking mental reps so when you get in there you make the most of your opportunities. Show them that, "Hey I've been paying attention, I've been learning, I've been working," because like you said, we won't get many reps. So, once you mess up, you are out of there.
Q: Word of advice – special teams, sell out.
A: Of course, of course.
Q: What do you want people to know about your work ethic?
A: Basically, I'm just a guy that comes in every day and works hard. I'm studying right now trying to learn a different position. I feel like right now I'm doing a good job of just learning my position safety, but also just trying to show my versatility at other positions. Also, just learning the whole scheme of the defense and the whole scheme of the special teams.
Q: What else are you trying to learn?
A: Just different positions. The whole secondary, what the linebackers do and things like that. As a safety, you are the quarterback of the defense so when you see something wrong you've got to make it right. If everybody is doing their job and one person messes up, that could lead to a touchdown.
Q: We know on the first team that (Safety Xavier) McKinney has the green dot. Are you doing that on the second team? Who is doing that on the second team?
A: I do have the green dot with the second and third team.
Q: How's that going?
A: It is going good. At first, I was a little nervous getting the calls because it was my first time ever having a radio. In college we really didn't do the radio thing, we signaled from the sidelines. I think showing that they trust me to get the calls out there and make the checks.
I was wondering about that too.