“So I absolutely love seeing any style of big play, celebrating, I’m all about it,” Phillips continued. “I need to them to be as excited as they’ll, because you could have to smell the roses when you’re here, and I actually do pray for all our young players and guys battling for roster spots that they get to go be their best selves and that all of us stay healthy.”
Within the secondary, Cine is preparing for his first game in an NFL uniform. It would be his first since helping Georgia defeat Alabama within the CFP National Championship Game. The stakes are lower on the subject of the outcomes not counting, but he’s looking forward to showing what he can do in his first NFL motion.
“Just show people I’m Lew. Just play, ball out and rejoice,” Cine said. “I do not really should do an excessive amount of out of the abnormal that I do not do out here. Trust my training and trust my preparation. Maintain business, principally.”
Each Phillips and Cine are a part of a defense that’s incorporating a recent scheme, with Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell bringing a 3-4 base package with him to Minnesota.
“Yeah, I feel picking up the playbook is so much easier than the techniques, sort of just like the 1,000-hour rule, or 10,000 times on task,” Phillips said. “Obviously I do know what the assignments are presupposed to be and understand our playbook, but just the change in technique from a 4-3, attacking to more of this 3-4, it does attack more snaps and more snaps.
“That is why I’m excited for the preseason. I’m excited for the way early we still are in training camp,” he added. “We have got, what 20-some, 30-some days until we actually should play a game, so I’m thankful for the chance we get to come back out and work our craft each day.”