So…I’m excited the regular season is here. I mean I wish I could be in it, of course, but I’ve just got to check it out from the sidelines for now. I do a lot of watching, just seeing how people carry themselves during the season.
When I get back out there, I want to be a vet. I don’t want to be a rookie. That’s the goal. I want to be used to it and have gone through it already, so that’s what I’m doing now. I go to all the games, all the away games, and I’m just staying around the team and seeing what they do and how everything goes — how it’s all working out.
This week we’ve got the Raiders. I’m excited to go into that atmosphere. I’ve never been to Oakland, so that’s going to be an experience. It’s the NFL, man. I still get culture shock and sort of nerves when I’m on the field watching everyone warm up. It’s like, “Man…I can’t wait to do it.”
One of the cool things about being on the sideline is I get to see some things I might not see if I was on the field. I’ll see guys getting frustrated for whatever reasons — a bad play or not getting however much playing time — I see that just throughout the team. I hurt myself last year as well, so it’s not really that new to me. From that, I feel like I have a good mindset and I’m being very patient, so as soon as I get back on the field it’ll be like camp all over again, just trying to have fun and play ball.
My schedule these days has been just coming into Dove Valley, going to meetings and getting my rehab in. I take off the brace every hour of the day, just trying to keep my arm flexible so it doesn’t get stiff. Right now I’m just working on some movement in my elbow joint, my wrist joint, and just doing a couple sets of those pretty much all throughout the day. A little bit of soft tissue as well.
It’s coming along really well, actually. The rehab is definitely easier than I thought it would be, and I’m happy with the progress.
That’s really it for me right now. I’m just trying to keep all of you involved and up to date. There ain’t much going on until I get back out on the field, but that’ll be here faster than I know. I’ve just got to stay focused and keep working, and I’ll keep you all in the loop the whole time.
There weren’t that many questions asked last week. Come on, guys! What do you all want to know? There was one question though, about what running back has the same style as me. I’d say maybe Larry Johnson. Like him I’m kind of a bigger guy with longer strides, an athlete that makes guys miss. So I’d say my style is a little bit like him.
As always, I’ll keep working hard and you all keep talking about me, so fans will know my name when I’m back out there on the field doing big things.