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Old 05-13-2018, 06:12 PM
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Default A most impressive mini camp

Derwin James walked off the field at Hoag Performance Center Sunday after the final huddle broke on the team’s three-day rookie minicamp

He couldn’t help but smile.

Not because he realized a life-long dream of being in the NFL, nor the fact that he punctuated an impressive performance with a highlight reel interception on Sunday.

No, he was smiling because he was so impressed by his fellow rookies.

“It was a good rookie camp, and I feel like I progressed in just three days a lot, but really everybody impressed me,” he said. “Not just the six other guys we drafted, but everyone. We built some great relationships even in these three days. Coach was very big on just building the team in three days, and I feel like we did that. I’m impressed by all the guys.”

That sentiment was shared universally among all the rookies, but was best embodied by Uchenna Nwosu and Kyzir White. The pair of linebackers spent nearly the entire minicamp around one another, coming away impressed by the other’s abilities.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:20 PM
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All of the drafted players could contribute to the team. The backups will really push the guys ahead of them.

We may be seeing a change in culture that people have wanted.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:33 PM
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Among other things, I loved this quote from James :
James for one is looking forward to the challenge.

“I feel like I had a really good minicamp,” he said. “I came out and got better, trusting in what my coaches were telling me. Now I’m looking to come in, play my role and do whatever it is they need me to do. I’m going to work hard and be an accountable teammate.”
Hearing, understanding, trusting and applying what the coaches say is huge in a young player.
With his physical skills, it's kinda scary how good he may be.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:24 PM
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That was an excellent read.
Our 2 new LBs forging a bond is fantastic!

Derwin saying he is going to be an “ACCOUNTABLE TEAMMATE” is maturity beyound his young years.
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