June 26, 2008…Training camp is just under a month away now. I’ve learned so much over the last few years. I’ve matured, not just as a football player, but as a human being as well. Football is a very stressful job and I didn’t know how to handle it when I was younger. For years I avoided being tackled, because that’s what I was told to do. But now I’ve realized I have to tackle my issues head on. I know how to deal with the stress and I’m ready to show others but more importantly show myself that I can deal with the pressure. Many people have talked about how I haven’t lived up to my potential. They’ve criticized my drive in life and choices I’ve made on and off the field. But I have to remember that I’ll be training hard for football for the next few months, but I will be training hard for life long after that.