rws591: Glad to see you get the start Sunday. Obviously coming from a small school you have a larger transition into the NFL than those from larger schools. Where before you were able to literally blow through your competition due to you athleticism, you now have to refine your skill and improve your athleticism. is a mid-round guy that worked into a starting position and is now a terror to QBs, does having him around and learning from him and his story help you along your path?
Absolutely – Kampman is great for the whole team. I’ve learned to hone my skills as a pass rusher and a whole lot of stuff like learning to take care of body and watching film. Great asset to the locker room and the whole organization.
rws591: Also, take a 3rd person view of yourself, what do you project as in the NFL? A dominate pass rush rusher, an athletic freak that allow coaches to use him creatively around the field, a balanced DE, or a run stuffer?
Playing as a DE that is relentless who can get to the QB and stop the run as well.
jagsfan1: Austin, Being from a small school in Kentucky how is playing football there and now in the NFL different? The speed, players, media etc?
Well... the heat is about the same. Truly though the competition of course isn’t like what I’m facing now. I mean we had some guys like Romo and Cromartie with talent but just not throughout the rosters. Media: it’s a little more hectic obviously because it’s a much bigger market and Murray State more people were interested in the basketball so the focus is different here.
rhettchrystal: Austin, after Marion Barber ripped off a nine yard gain at you, were you happy after you stopped the next play for a negative run.
One of the greatest talents as a football player is to have a short memory. Thankfully, he had the run which I was able to forgot about it, and then I was able to stop the next run.
rhettchrystal: Has Aaron Kampman, been big infulence on you?
rhettchrystal: Do you agree with the decision to bench Harvey? You're getting more playing time, because of it, but do you think that he will get his spot back, by having a breakout game?
All I can control is how hard I practice and how hard I can play. It’s the business.