Luke Kuechly: “We Have Our Captains But Our Defense Is Full Of Captains”
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The Drive Thursday 9-5-13 – Luke Kuechly talked with The Drive about being voted a team captain, we get his thoughts on the quarterback for the Seahawks Russell Wilson, and if he senses any added pressure on this years team in order to save Ron Rivera’s job. Plus we ask the second year linebacker what his personal goals are for this season, if he’s ready for the responsibility that comes with being a captain and what he likes to when he’s away from football.
The 2nd year linebacker talks with The Drive on Thursday to preview this Sundays game against the Seahawks. We start by asking Luke what the vibe is with the team right now.
“Its fun to finally get to the point that we’re playing games a lot of the stuff hasn’t been against ourselves. This Sunday is the first step for us, and I think guys are excited and in that ‘in-season mode'”
While Luke leads the defense Cam runs the offense so we ask Luke what he has seen different in Cam Newton from his first days meeting him.
“He’s becoming really comfortable with the offense, he’s still Cam still very fun to be around very charismatic, so I don’t think he’s lost anything.”
Luke has been known to ask a lot of questions at practice. As Steve Smith and Jon Beason have both referenced on The Drive. So we ask just where he learned to ask other players about their positions.
“It really started in school (Boston College) in high school it was pretty easy but when I got to school I didn’t really know what was going on so I thought the best way was just to ask questions.”
Lastly we get Luke’s key to winning on Sunday against Seattle.
“We gotta stop the run game. Marshawn does a good job with that. If you can make a team one dimensional just makes it a little bit easier.”