Not having a father is big. You need guidance. I know, personally, when my father died, I needed guidance; I needed somebody to show me how to be a man, how to grow up, basically how to do the right thing.
I want to win championships, I want to win ball games, and where else is a better place to do it then your city?
When you have the ball in your hand, you're the most important guy in the whole organization.
When you're not able to play ball anymore, you see who's really there for you. I would say that God works in mysterious ways, and He gets rid of your friends for you - the ones who were never really your real friends.
Not saying I was a bad kid, but I had a lot to learn. You've just got to not be impulsive.
I didn't play receiver my whole life. I played running back, and I liked a bunch of running backs coming up, but I never tried to emulate them.
Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better.
I try not to pay too much attention to the surroundings when you've got plays to worry about. It doesn't really matter. All we need is the grass and a couple of lines. We'll make it work and execute no matter what. At the end of the day, that's football.
When you're playing football, and your enemies are there, you don't have a lot of time to think to yourself. You've got stuff to handle. You've got places to be, meetings to go to, bigger fish to fry. You really don't attack the emotional side of your life.
I just feel like it's my job to take care of my body. I play a contact sport, 99.9 percent injury rate. As far as being injury-prone or getting hurt, it's going to happen. But it's my job to take care of my body, come week in and week out.
I understood it's a business as far as when you're drafting someone, and you want a guy you can trust. But there were no questions on my ability or character.
I just want to get better all around and contribute more.
You have to approach it the same way with any quarterback. You're going to try to do the best for your guy.
If you don't have any confidence, you're not going to do anything.
I can compete with anybody. I'm a true competitor. I'm a winner.
You don't want to have any negativity in your life. Continue to push. Continue to be patient. And when your time comes, then you've got to do everything you can, that's all.
My little brothers can ask me any question in the world, and if I've got the answer, I'm going to give it to them.
I kind of really study different angles of the film. You see how people's bodies are, how they react to certain kind of moves - what foot they step with, what hand they jab with, and all that. Just little things like that, that you pick up when you watch film. Studying is big for me.
I'm a football fanatic. I love the game of football. I love learning new things, and I love being taught things. So I try to learn as much as I can, and even at a young age, I was really focused on how to be better and trying to learn all the techniques.
I believe in my ability and my mental toughness. I know I can pick up a playbook, like anybody can, and I can compete with anybody.
I believe in my ability and my mental toughness.