Baker was actually a nice surprise for us last year. Good draft pick by Grier.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Though linebacker Jerome Baker bulked up to 227 pounds (from 215 last year), he still showed very good speed off the edge in offseason practices.
“I feel like a new player, honestly,” he said. “I feel stronger, feel faster. I just have to take that into the season and constantly improve. But this offseason, [the weight room] was like a main focus of mine. I definitely took that, this offseason, to heart.”
Here’s one thing he would do differently from his rookie season:
“Just because you’re a rookie, that doesn’t mean you don’t say anything. Last year I would know the call, I would know something and I just wouldn’t say anything because it was an older guy. This year, just speak up what you see. If you’re wrong, at least everybody is on the same accord. I just kind of took that to heart.”
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