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Transcript: Offensive Tackle Evan Neal

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/19/2022 5:26 pm
Offensive Tackle Evan Neal

Q: The challenge you have this week with this match up, how do you attack it?

A: Just attack it like I've been attacking every other week. Studying my opponent, making sure I'm coming out to practice every day, working hard, correcting my mistakes, and building off of the good things.

Q: Did you do anything differently this past game, just like in your pass sets? Did you change anything?

A: No. I didn't really do anything differently. I felt a lot more comfortable but just trying to get better week by week. That's been the goal for me, just making progress week to week.

Q: How much has this been an adjustment? I know (Offensive Line Coach) Bobby (Johnson) has asked you to do different things with the way you set.

A: They've been doing a good job coaching me up. Want some more of the angle set, sometimes he wants me to take one vertical and then go out on an angle. It really just kind of varies.

Q: Are they going to switch up (Jaguars Outside Linebacker Travon) Walker and (Jaguars Outside Linebacker Josh) Allen? Or do you think you'll see one more than the other?

A: It really doesn't matter which one I see; I'm going to prepare for both of those guys.

Q: What do you see as the differences between them or the similarities?

A: I haven't gotten a chance to watch them as much yet, but I played against Walker twice in college. He's a real powerful guy, explosive, strong guy, long arms. Josh Allen, he's a real fast guy. Isn't as heavy and he plays with a high motor based off what I've seen.

Q: You're a high draft pick, those guys are both high draft picks, (Tackle) Andrew's (Thomas) a high draft pick. The four of you could tell good stories about how well you guys did in the draft. Is it a nice match up because of that in a lot of ways?

A: If you want to look at it like that, then I guess it would be a nice matchup. It's just going to be fun to go out there and compete against those guys and just have fun – have fun and compete.

Q: Do you feel like you've made a lot of progress since the first game? Improved as a player or changed as a player at all?

A: Yeah, I feel like I've improved. I feel like I've made improvement week to week. I just want to continue to do that my entire career. I believe that the improvement never stops. I just want to keep on getting better.

Q: In addition to showing yourself, did you feel you had to show to your teammates you could bounce back after the Cowboys game?

A: I feel like my teammates believed in me. Even after that game, they gave me nothing but encouragement. Encouraging words and stuff like that. Games like that you've just got to put in the past. Learn from them and just focus on getting better.

Q: You don't have a lot of experience with games like that though, right?

A: No.

Q: I'm sure you've talked about this before but was that something that was hard to deal with and hard to figure out how to respond to?

A: Not so much. Nobody wants to play like that, but the only thing you can do is move forward. Regardless, we're going to have a new opponent every week. You can't dwell on things like that. You've got to move on to the next opponent and focus on performing better.
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