Q&A with Texas A&M senior defensive back Deshazor Everett
Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
HOOVER, Ala. — Five questions with Texas A&M senior defensive back Deshazor Everett.
Q: How will your defense improve after the struggles it had last season?
A: We’ve got to play better. That’s all we can take from it. To give up as many points as we did as a defense is pretty embarrassing. We’re definitely going to come out stronger this year.
Q: What will it take to accomplish that?
A: It’s definitely not making the defense simple, it’s understanding the game. That’s what coach has taken the time to do — explain things to us. With the younger players, he explains to them why the person beside them is doing what they’re doing and why they need to do their job. It all sort of works together.
Q: Has your defense been able to develop some depth given the players that are gone from 2013?
A: Pretty much all the guys we have played last year. We lost a few guys here and there, but there were guys at their position that also played. So as far as depth is concerned, we’re pretty good. We have guys that can come out and play.
Q: You’ve played both corner and safety in your college career. This year you’re strictly a corner. Do you enjoy that more?
A: If I was going from corner to safety this year, I would still be just as confident as I am now. But knowing that I can just focus on one position and just learn that position to the best of my abilities, that helps. It gives me more confidence and the chance to make more plays.
Q: How much has new secondary coach Terry Joseph helped you out?
A: He’s brought a lot. He understands the game. He really wants us to be the best secondary out there. He coaches us up that way. I believe if we do everything he’s asking us to do, we can be the best.
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