Found July 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
Pepper Johnson talked about Jamie Collins for over 10 minutes Monday afternoon and didn’t have a bad thing to say about his new rookie linebacker. The linebackers coach (and Giants legend) praised Collins for his football smarts, versatility, personality and aggression. Collins has been lining up all over the field throughout the first three training camp practices, from strong-side linebacker in 4-3 alignments to outside linebacker in the 3-4 to defensive end. One may assume it would be difficult for a 23-year-old to have that much on his plate, but Johnson said it’s not quite as hard for the Southern Miss product. “It’s definitely difficult in this program because we do so much,” Johnson said. “But it probably would be a lot harder for a lot of other guys. But Jamie — I don’t think it’s as hard. I’m not saying it’s not difficult for him. But it’s not as hard because he comes in with a good football frame of mind. It’s not just the terminology like with a lot of veterans. There are
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