"I'm excited to learn from him and just get better together," Melancon said. "I feel like we're going to be able to help each other out a lot. I already know his work ethic and the thought that he puts into each game. Those things really excite me because I'm on the same page with that."
"All these teams have a sports science director now, so it's obviously pretty important. They're valuing it," he said. "While I was in Pittsburgh I felt we were ahead of the curve with some stuff, some things that are just now being implemented by teams we've been using for three or four years."