Rams Receivers Press Conference

Rams Receivers Press Conference

Rams new wide receiver Eddie Kennison talked about how it feels to be back in St. Louis, on it is easier to adjust since he played under Al Saunders in Kansas City, and what he thinks went wrong last time he was in St. Louis. Wide receiver Drew Bennett talked about how frustrating it is to be injured two years in a row and if he will need surgery.

WR Eddie Kennison
September 10, 2008

(On how it feels to be back in St. Louis)
"It comes full circle, not for everyone, but for a lot of guys. It's come full circle for me and it's good. Hopefully, I'm back and can help this team win football games. I think one of the most important things is to not only win the trust and respect of the guys of the locker room, but also to also win the trust and respect of our fans. If I remember correctly, I didn't leave on a good note. I'll try to get them back and interested in what I do out there, as a man, as a football player…"

(On if it makes it easier to adjust being with offensive coordinator Al Saunders in Kansas City)
"It makes it a lot easier to get right in. There are some things that are just a little bit different, but nothing that I can't handle a couple nights a week getting into the playbook really good and really studying the new verbage. It will be pretty easy."

(On being an entrepreneur in Kansas City)  
"The National Football League puts on these programs every offseason for guys to take advantage of it. I like to think that I've taken advantage of it. At some point, every man, woman and child has job terminations, so I want to make sure the money is still flowing in even when I'm done playing football."

(On what he thinks went wrong last time he was in St. Louis)
"That's a good question. If I'm not mistaken, we had some bad seasons. I don't think we had a winning season while I was here. The last season was a 4-12 season, I think it was. It wasn't good overall. The fans are ready to win. I think the very next year in 1999, came back and won the Super Bowl that year. That's what they want. They want to win. The early years when I was here, we were not winning."

(On how he has changed as a football player)
"I've gained experience and I'm very knowledgeable now. I have a better foundation in my life, than I did early on in my career. With me knowing who Jesus Christ is, and Him being the focal point of what my life is as a father, that's where I am and that's where it is. I think that's why I'm here today."

 

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WR Drew Bennett
September 10, 2008

(On how frustrating it is being injured)
"I have been through that for the last 48 hours. Dealing with how frustrated I was and how disappointed I was, all I can do now is try to get better. I don't know how it happened, I don't know why it happened, but it did and I have to deal with it now."

(On how frustrating it is being injured two years in a row)
"It is ridiculous that something like this happened. I trained a lot harder this offseason to avoid things like this and it still happens. All I can do now is get back and try to hurry back."

(On if he knew how bad the injury was when it happened)
"I felt something pop in my foot so I knew it wasn't good. Right off the bat, the original x-ray didn't show a break so I thought I would alright. The MRI on Monday showed that I broke it. They told me 4-6 weeks; hopefully it will be the shorter end of that."

(On if he will need surgery)
"No, no surgery. They said that it is basically a pain tolerance deal so as three or four weeks are up and it is set and healed basically after that I can kind of see where I am at and see how it feels running around."

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