Oakland rookie Miles Burris has had a tougher time keeping his emotions under control than he has learning the Raiders' defensive schemes.
Since being elevated to a starting outside linebacker early in training camp while Aaron Curry continues rehabbing following offseason knee surgery, Burris has stayed busy in the film room and on the field trying to keep pace with the rest of the defense.
Oakland's fourth-round draft pick has been in such a rush that fellow linebackers Rolando McClain and Philip Wheeler have had to pull Burris aside at times to slow him down.
That might not be so easy to do this week.
The Raiders open the regular season on national television Monday night against AFC West rival San Diego.