Now headed into his second NFL training camp, K.J. Brent is more comfortable as both a wide receiver, and as a professional football player in general. In his own words, Brent talks about his rapport with the other Raiders receivers, and the differences in him heading into Year 2.
By K.J. Brent
The biggest difference from last year is just the mindset. Last year, I came in a little bit tense because I didn’t know how things were going to go. You’re still trying to fine tune all the plays, and all that stuff in the playbook, and now I come in this year; I know my stuff. I know how camp goes, so I can come in a little more comfortable, relaxed, and I can just play without having to really think too much about stuff. That’s definitely the biggest difference that I’ve noticed. I did precamp last year too, so I feel a little bit more mature.
It’s only been one year, but one year can make a lot of difference.
I’ve tried to get better from last year too, especially the specifics that [wide receivers] Coach [Rob] Moore taught me, and told me to look at a lot during the season last year. What they told me they saw at the beginning of the season until the end of the season was night and day, so that was some good feedback to have. I just try to keep fine tuning the little things. I never really stray away from that, but I have the playbook down now; that’s one of the biggest things from an X’s and O’s standpoint. Now, I just have to go make plays and catch the ball, make plays in traffic, and stuff like that, and play well in the preseason games.
Another thing I’ve worked on is being…
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