Cornerback Jamar Fletcher has been making a push for starting duties in nickel.
Cornerback Jamar Fletcher has been playing some of the best football of his career this preseason. The eighth-year pro was called the surprise of camp by head coach Gary Kubiak.
1. What is your favorite part of the trip to New Orleans?
"Getting to compete against another team in practice was definitely the best part."
2. What all do you gain from a joint practice with another team?"You get to go against other competition. Obviously, that's what it's about. We play other teams during the season, so you want to play against different people, different sets and just learn more about the game."
3. How much does defending Andre Johnson in practice everyday help your game?
"Anytime you have a receiver with Andre's caliber, it's going to help you. A guy who has the complete ball game. He can run. He can catch, can jump, so it's obvious he's going to help the defensive backs."
4. How does this camp compare to previous years camps?
"Camp is camp. I've tried to treat my last few years the same. You know you have a grind. It's an everyday grind. You just have to be on top of your game."
5. What is the most important thing you've learned in your eight years in the NFL?
"That hard work pays off. Just doing the little things is major. Being consistent is such a big part of this game."
6. What do you like to do in your spare time?
"I like to watch a good show or two. I like to go to the mall, hang out and shop. Of course, the main thig is being with my family. They are the most important part of my life."
7. What is something that your teammates and fans don't know about you?
"I am extremely competitive. I can be the nicest of guys, but I can also be a mean guy between the lines. I can flip it on."
8. Coach Kubiak has said you've been one of the biggest surprises in camp this year. How does that make you feel?"It's good to hear. It's letting me know that some of my hard work is paying off in the offseason. Like I've said time and time again, it has to continue, it has to be consistent. I have to be consistent and make plays."
9. What kind of music do you have on your iPod?
"Everything. I'm an old-school guy. I like rap, but I have everything. Everything in the book."
10. What would be your perfect highlight reel play?
"I would stepping infront of a receiver for an interception and take it down the sideline for about 90 yards for a touchdown."