TITANS at COLTS
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020
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You got your first start and knowing your relationship with Mike Vrabel, he shouted you out for your solid work today. How special was it to be able to have that first start for Vrabel, for a guy that you're obviously close with.
"You know, I'm grateful. I'm grateful for the type of man he is, for his belief in me, giving me the nod this week. He's a really, really special coach and I'm just proud to be able to play for him and play with these guys and it really does mean a lot to me. It's been a long time coming and finally got the opportunity, the nod and I want to make him proud and my teammates proud. I knew that I could do it if he gave me that opportunity and it felt good today."
Obviously, you had a touchdown last season. Where does that rank as far as against this being your first start, especially with what you guys were able to do on the ground today?
"The touchdown was great, man. The touchdown really was, but give me a great team win any day of the week. Just a beautiful rushing attack led to a dominate win. I'll take that, take that every day of the week."
I imagine you wouldn't have been in this position if you hadn't have worked hard and put yourself in position to succeed. How much does this make all your hard work and perseverance feel good to be in a position to help this team when guys go down?
"You know, when you're not a starter, you might be on practice squad, wherever you may be in this league – it's a crazy league. I just held onto the belief that given the opportunity, I could step in and execute my job, do my assignment and, you know, help this team win and that opportunity came today. I am just proud to be able to go out there and do my job."