Knowshon Moreno has been there.
Well, every NFL player has been there at one point — putting on the pads for the first time and trying to play with the big boys as a rookie.
“It’s a little bit of pressure, it’s something new,” Moreno said. “You’re around new people, a new system — you’ve really got to hit that book and learn as fast as you can because it’s all going so fast.”
Speed seems to be a common theme when discussing rookies.
It is often said that the “speed of the game” is so much faster in the NFL than in college. Tim Tebow isn’t one to argue with that point, but he clarified that it doesn’t always refer to the speed of the players.
“It’s not necessarily how fast guys are, because they don’t necessarily get faster, but what they do get is a lot quicker as far as their thinking,” Tebow said. “There are guys jumping in and out of coverages and so I think that’s where the game speeds up for you.”