Re: Udeze article on VU?
I haven't got access to this but some extracts were posted on the VU board as below. Bear in mind that because it is a subscription article then VU will not be happy if the entire article is posted on message boards - so this is the most that you'll likely see unless you fork out for the insider service.
Based on his quotes then the D line has a massive amount of potential to cause havoc this year. Of course every team in the league will be saying that about their DLs as well. However BKU has a years experience under his belt. KWill is established as DL force, add in PWill and Johnson / James and there is a lot to be optimistic about
Udeze had these things to say when quoted last month:
"My shoulder is doing great. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t restricted myself from staying out of any plays or anything like that. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t missed any days yet; the surgeryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doing good. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still rehabbing,Ã¢â‚¬? Udeze said last month. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thus far, it hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t given me a problem, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really excited about that.Ã¢â‚¬?
Udeze says he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t regret bypassing offseason surgery last year Ã¢â‚¬Å“because it would have been the same thing. I would have been thrown into the fire. And letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s say I would have been pushed out onto the field, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I would have got what I got out of last year. I learned a lot last year, not only from the guys around me but just from playing the game. This year is going to be more productive and a better experience overall.Ã¢â‚¬?
His rookie experience yielded 42 tackles, five sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Still, his shoulder problems limited his abilities on the field.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Honestly, I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really put up a fight as far as throwing a rip (a common technique used by defensive linemen) in there,Ã¢â‚¬? he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gotten stronger and the guys on the training staff have done a great job of helping me, rehabbing me where I can perform at this level. It shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be anything but good news this year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This year I think is going to be a breakout year for me. I think with the way I approach every day and the way I work and how much I learn every day just listening to our coaches Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to help the team as much as I can, and at the end of the season IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to have the kind of stats I should have had last year.Ã¢â‚¬?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I just know that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be up there with the best of them. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be surprised when you pick up something,Ã¢â‚¬? he says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“it just clicks and it sticks with you. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ This year IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to try and go in there and kick some ass, to tell you the truth."
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