Offensive Tackle Evan Neal
Q: What do you think about the matchup with (Dallas Linebacker Micah) Parsons? What makes him so tough?
A: It's going to be fun. That's why you always dream of playing in the NFL, to go against the best players. Micah's a great player. He's really fast, the guy runs a 4.3. So, it's going to be exciting to go up against him.
Q: Because you've played in the SEC, does that not intimidate you? Even though he's playing how he is right now?
A: I mean, regardless he's a football player just like me. He puts his pants on one leg at a time just like me, straps up his shoulder pads one strap at a time just like me, and he's a really good player. Excited to go against him for sure.
Q: Why do you think you guys have come out at halftime with (Head Coach Brian) Dabs (Daboll) and run the ball better and scored more points?
A: Just taking the halftime adjustments. The past two games we definitely haven't came out really hot, upfront. So, I feel like just settling more into the game and adjusting to the adjustments the coaches are getting to us, and I feel like we are able to come out and execute better in the second half.
Q: How are you aware that they could've drafted Parsons last year. They traded back, picked (Wide Receiver Kadarius) Toney and they got the other pick, and it was you. Were you aware of that?
A: Not really. I was in college at the time, I wasn't thinking about that at all.
Q: That's kind of a weird connection that you guys share.
A: I guess if you look at it that way, yeah.
Q: Do you know him at all personally?
A: Back when we were all in high school, we were young, we went to the Future 50 together. I think we might've spoke one or two times, but he probably doesn't remember anything like that. He went to Penn State, I went to Alabama, so we never really knew each other like that.
Q: People have proclaimed him the next L.T. (Lawrence Taylor), what do you think of that and what in particular makes him so good?
A: He's an elusive pass rusher. He's really crafty. He's a very athletic guy and he's slippery so a lot of times it's hard for, they play him everywhere. They line him up literally everywhere, he's a Swiss army knife for their defense, so that's really what kind of makes it tough to prepare for him.
Q: What is your process of reviewing and evaluating your games? What do you do Sunday night, Monday?
A: Monday, I come in, watch the tape as a team. I take the corrections from the coaches, and I evaluate them myself. My assignment grade, my technique, and I just try to fix my mistakes and build off of the good and just try to move on to next week.