"Confidence comes through practice and preparation," defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. "Lack of confidence is when you are not doing enough. You don't feel comfortable. When you go out and get that many reps against Dez, there is a reality to your confidence."
"What the guy can do, it's amazing," Marinelli said. "We all know what type of player he is. That's obvious. But to see this guy leading a group of men _ how smart, how competitive, how poised he is _ that amazes me. ... Those intangible things are really special."