Outside Linebacker Oshane Ximines
Q: Did you end up blocking for (Inside Linebacker Austin) Calitro on his pick-six?
A: Yeah, but I noticed it was the quarterback, so I wasn't trying to do too much. I was like, 'Ah, (inaudible).' I wasn't going to shove his mouth into the ground. I was like, let me not do too much and I just tried to shed away from him.
Q: Right, but you put the pressure on him when Calitro intercepted it. Pick it up from there, what do you do?
A: The quarterback was on the ground. I tried to just get in his way, so he didn't get Calitro.
Q: What do you think of Calitro?
A: He balled out today. He's a guy that came in and has worked since the first day he got here. I've got a lot of respect for him.
Q: Is it a relief that the preseason is over for a guy who has been in the league, to get past this phase and get to the next one?
A: I don't like to take any day for granted, I don't like to take anything for granted. I just come to work every single day. I feel like we did our job in the preseason, came together as a team, and we are looking forward to Week 1.
Q: How do you feel about the work you put in this summer?
A: I feel like my goal was to maximize every single day. I feel like I did a good job of that. I didn't want to take one play, one day for granted. I feel like it worked out for me.
Q: How much potential does this team have this year compared to seasons past?
A: I feel like it has a lot of potential.
Q: What qualities do you see offensively and defensively? Especially on the defensive side this year.
A: I just feel like we grew a lot from the day we got here in OTAs to now. I feel like everybody is really locked in, and we'll just continue to go in the right direction.