"Two years ago, [receivers coach Bryan Bossard] was the guy yelling at me, telling me I was the guy messing up the formation and stuff like that," Heyward-Bey said. "Now I'm out there and I'm just playing football. I don't have to think as much. That's something coach [Ralph] Friedgen used to get on me about."
"It helps me a lot because it gives me a chance to go over stuff and think a lot," Heyward-Bey said. "I take my six reps and then other guys take theirs but still I might be missing something if there's new plays going on. It gives me a chance to be a leader and be a guy that someone can lean on sometimes."