Alright, I’ve got some big news this week:
I started lifting weights with my left arm. I’ve started conditioning and running full speed now, too — I don’t have to be on the treadmill all the time. It definitely gives me a lot more to do now that I’m not just lifting weights with one arm. So I’m starting to take big strides just by getting into the swing of things, getting my stamina up.
I’m getting excited. It’s getting closer every week and I can’t wait to get out there. I can’t wait to start practicing. Then when I step on that game field, it’s going to be something I ain’t never felt before. It’s the NFL, I haven’t played in a game yet, I missed all the preseason games. I’ve just been out here watching. I’ve got a whole bunch of energy balled up and ready to explode, for real. I just can’t wait to get out there.
So last week was another exciting game — it was a whole bunch of emotions going all which ways. I was wishing I was out there helping the team, but I’ve just got to give verbal support, just doing what I can to keep guys hyped and cheered up and just bring some enthusiasm to the sidelines.
Combine the big win with the fact that I’m lifting with my left arm and I don’t have to wear the brace 24/7 anymore, and it’s been a pretty good week.
This past Tuesday I went with a bunch of the rookies to a Boys & Girls Club to help get the kids excited about staying active and in shape. That was fun. It was an experience. The little kids look up to us players, so we just went out there and had a good time and played with them. They had a couple questions and I had a couple of questions for them, just trying to make them think. I’m glad we got to get out there and make the kids feel better about themselves.
As you can tell, we in the ’08 rookie class have been trying to stick together. It’s team camaraderie. We’ve got to be close with each other and have a good time.
That’s it for this week, just getting ready for a trip to KC and hopefully we can keep this fast start going.