I planned on going back to my high school over the bye, and I sure did go back and worked out. I actually had like a little high school practice — much slower than the NFL. Nah, but I went in and talked to the kids, shared some of my experiences and what I’m going through. I told them that if I can be here, they can be here. Always good to give back.
It also brought back memories. It brings me flashbacks to how hard I worked to get here. I did a lot of thinking over the break. It helped.
After the bye, we’ve basically got a college season coming up. I used the bye to help get ready for this stretch. It’s tough and it’s something I’ve never been a part of. The thing I have to do is just continue to take care of myself and continue to pray and take care of my body. Just keep working. Keep lifting.
I’m looking forward to this Sunday. You know what? On film, the Dolphins are better than their record. They’ve got some great players over there and it’s definitely not going to be easy. Just because they’re 0-5, they’re not going to let down. This is the NFL. Anybody can be beaten on any given day. We’re going to go out there and play hard and hope for the best.
I watched them on Monday Night Football. They did some good things. Their defense played very well. You know they have Brandon Marshall, Reggie Bush — and one of my best friends is Daniel Thomas. I was happy to see him do his thing, but I’m not going to be happy to see him this week.
Through our careers of playing football in college, I got to know Daniel. Also we used to live together out in Florida. We’re under the same agency, so we worked out together and ended up staying in Florida after the workouts, after the combine. We just jelled and learned from each other.
I always play against him every year since I’ve been playing in college, so me and him, we always enjoy playing against each other. We’ll see who gets the better this weekend.