Cowboys second-round rookie CB Kelvin Joseph outlined his expectations for the season and what he hopes to add to the team.
“My expectations for myself is just elevating, elevating my game, learning more, becoming a leader, and just building a foundation for myself so I can make a stamp in the game with my teammates and we can win this Super Bowl,” he said, via CowboysWire.
Joseph is looking forward to training camp, where he will be going up a very deep and talented group of Cowboys wide receivers.
“I feel like I’m about to go practice against some of the best receivers in the NFL. So I’m going to be ready. And they’re going to make sure I’m ready.”
Joseph is excited for the opportunity to play in the NFL, and feels he’s been preparing his whole life to take the challenge head-on.
“I’m excited and I’m ready to face the challenge. I feel like I put in all this work all my life, just to get to this point and I’m here surrounded by good coaches. And they’re going to get me ready to take this task at hand and get me ready to be successful with it.”
Eagles RT Lane Johnson agrees with C Jason Kelce that the success of the season is based on what QB Jalen Hurts can do. Both are optimistic that Hurts can lead them further than what most outsiders expect.
“He’s got that confidence to him,” Johnson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “The way he carries himself — he carries himself like a veteran — and things he can do on the field, you know, he can scramble outside the pocket. And when that happens, man, it makes it a little bit easier for the offensive line whenever you have a mobile quarterback back there. The pass rushers approach the pass rush a little bit differently. So instead of maybe running the hoop, they’re told not to break contain because if they do, he can scramble for 10 or 15 and get a quick first down, but really, you know, he’s taking command in OTAs.
Johnson adds that if Hurts falters for whatever reason, then QB Joe Flacco has a Super Bowl under his belt at the No. 2 spot.
“We have Joe Flacco there as our backup. He’s tremendous, too, who’s pushing him. So, really, he’s put his foot on the gas pedal, and everybody’s not satisfied with what we did last year. It left a bitter taste in our mouths, so we have a lot to prove. We know where we’re at and everybody’s champing at the bit to get back,” Johnson said.
Giants’ WR Kenny Golladay says that no matter what type of individual statistics he records, he is still going to put the team first this year.
“To be honest if I go out there and have a monster game, 300 receiving yards and we lost, it really doesn’t mean anything,” Golladay said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “It’s definitely team first.”