Defensive Lineman Dexter Lawrence
Q: What do you and (Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams) specifically do together in the offseason besides train? Do you guys do anything? Do you hang out in the offseason?
A: We hang out, we have some fun, we train.
Q: I know he likes to go spear fishing...
A: No, I don't go in the water.
Q: But is there anything specific you guys do together?
A: No, we just hang out. Be bros, I guess. Nothing like real specific like diving in the water, just hanging out.
Q: Did you guys bond instantly when (Leonard Williams) he got traded here? Did it take a while to warm up? Trying to get into your relationship.
A: I think it was like an instant bond. I heard he was getting traded here, I DM'd him, told him, 'Welcome,' and this and that. After that, it was just an automatic click. I kind of watched him when I was in high school (laughs). It was cool to see him, come play with him. It's good for me, it's good for him.
Q: Do you guys have similar personalities or is it an opposites attract kind of thing?
A: I don't think we're very similar. We have our similar traits but personality wise, I'm a little more goofy than he is.
Q: Do you think that's rubbed off on him a little bit?
A: Probably a little bit. I'm trying to (laughs).
Q: What part of him has rubbed off on you?
A: I like his wisdom. That's been rubbing off on me.
Q: Football wisdom or life wisdom?
A: Just life wisdom.
Q: Anything you can tell us?
A: No, nothing.
Q: If you've been watching him since high school, you know it's been a long career with not a lot of winning involved with him. How much do you think he's relishing what you guys are doing now? You're finally getting the chance to do something special.
A: It was a point to where we looked at each other like, we're going to have to keep stepping up to keep playing together type of thing – because if you keep losing, they don't keep people around long. Things like that. I want to win for him just to keep playing with him. Things like that is kind of what we talked about once before. Putting in the work to actually go do it is a different thing.
Q: Defensive tackles don't get a lot of love. It seems like you two are making it cool to be a defensive tackle again.
A: Our goal as individuals is to be legendary, type of thing. We want to keep growing and being as good as we can in those things and doing the things that it takes to be legendary.