Monday Player Pressers: Jake Camarda, Lewis Cine, John FitzPatrick and Tyson Campbell

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Monday Player Pressers: Jake Camarda, Lewis Cine, John FitzPatrick and Tyson Campbell

On if there is anything he can take from the game of golf and apply to punting…

“Absolutely. Golf takes a lot of patience sometimes. Golf and punting, they come together really well. When you hit a bad punt, you have to go back out there and hit a good punt the next time you’re out there. You have to let that bad shot get out of your head. Same as golf. If I hit a really bad shot off of a par-3, I’m thinking ‘I have to get up and down right here. That next shot has to be good.’ If I hit a really bad drive off the tee, I can’t let that carry on to the next par-5. I have to have a good drive on the par-5 to at least have a shot at getting to the green.”

On what he has seen from Jack Podlesny…

“Jack is a great kicker. He came through camp and kicked the ball really, really well. Jack deserves that spot and he deserves to be out there kicking right now. So I’m happy for Jack. He’s done a great job so far for our team and I think he’s going to continue to do a great job for our team.”

On what kind of emotions punters have after a punt…

“When we get our gunners down there and our gunners do a really great job for us. When they get down there and we’re able to down a kick. I guess punters emotions are just, for me, I’m like, good job. That’s a good team effort right there. Solid. That’s kind of what we needed and that’s going to be good for our defense. I guess that’s where my emotions would be.”

On what Coach Smart says to them behind the scenes about their performance in games…

“We watch film and look for ways we can improve, pick out places where we went wrong and correct them.”

On where the tradition of the Georgia-Auburn rivalry sits with him…

“From the older guys, I’m getting the sense that this is really important to them. I’m taking time for myself to appreciate the tradition behind these games. There is a lot of emotion behind the Georgia-Auburn game.”

On how Richard LeCounte helps him…

“I take a lot from Richard [LeCounte]. He plays with a lot of emotion and swagger. He has a lot of knowledge to him, he plays fast and I try to soak up as much as I can from him.”

On Darnell Washington and the touchdown…

“Darnell [Washington] played an awesome game. It has been a blast playing alongside him. As far as the touchdown, Coach [Todd] Monken dialed up a great play. We talked at halftime, and if we got a certain look, he was going to hit it on me, and he did. I just dove for the end zone, and it was an indescribable feeling. It was an awesome moment.”

On Stetson Bennett coming into the game…

“Before Stetson [Bennett] came in, there were mistakes made by other position groups, including the tight ends. That goes back to what we need to work on in practice. It began to click, and we did well, but it starts with other position groups needing to pick up missed assignments.”

On the offense in general and anything that made him believe it was going to be sloppy…

“You can’t always expect things to go 100 percent your way. You always want to achieve perfection in all that you do, but that’s not practical. Things are going to happen, things aren’t going to go your way. It’s how you respond to that, and that’s what we did. We responded with a great game.”

On the difference between last season and this season in terms of his recovery from a foot injury…

“Last year is behind me. I am just focusing on this year. I am excited for what this team is going to do this year, and I am pumped up. I am more confident. I feel healthy. I feel faster, feel stronger. I just feel like a better player in general.” 

On the motivation and mood in the huddle after giving up a 91-yard drive by Arkansas…

“There are going to be ebbs and flows in a game. That was one of [Arkansas’] positive plays in the game. We had to go back to the sideline and see what we did wrong and move on to the next drive and make a stop in their [next] drive.”

On the long pass Campbell batted away and whether the coaches expressed to him whether he played that the right way…

“I was confident with how the ball was released and how I got on the receiver, and I knew I had Richard [LeCounte] inside and knew where my help was, so I felt like I was in good position to play the ball. I felt like I didn’t have to do too much to get inside because I was already on top of the receiver, so I just played the ball in the air and deflecting it was the best way.”

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