Working towards with the starters is permitting Griffith to study from his veteran teammates, whom he credit for making him really feel extra in sync with the defensive scheme.
“Each day I really feel like I am gaining extra confidence, and I really feel like each single rep I get, I am getting extra snug with the protection,” Griffith stated. “Guys like Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, these guys are actually simply serving to me and bringing me alongside. I really feel like we’re simply getting extra snug enjoying with one another.”
Griffith’s consolation in his function is clear throughout follow, the place he’s usually seen laughing and joking round along with his teammates between reps. The defensive gamers have a robust bond with one another, and it interprets to their cohesion and success on the sector.
“I am attempting to play free and simply have enjoyable,” Griffith stated. “I attempt to hold it gentle, however I do know the duty at hand on the finish of the day.”
His enjoyable, humorous demeanor got here out when discussing the brand new Guardian Caps mandated by the NFL. The padded helmet layer, which reduces the severity of affect, should be utilized by all defensive and offensive linemen, linebackers and tight ends by means of the second preseason sport.
Like many gamers, Griffith had some ideas on the brand new gear.
“I type of really feel like a bobblehead,” Griffith stated. “It provides me adverse 5 velocity on Madden, that is what I inform a few of the guys. Nevertheless it’s not that heavy, truthfully. … I really feel like it should assist me, shield me in opposition to any concussions or something like that. I really feel like as soon as we get pads on, I will be extra inclined to simply fly in with out worrying about getting injured.”
After the journey Griffith has endured to get so far, he’s grateful that his coaches and teammates consider in his skill to doubtlessly be a starter for this workforce.
“It means the world, truthfully,” Griffith stated. “As a man in my place, that is all you possibly can ask for. I really feel like that is superb.”