One thing that is surprising when you become a player in the NFL is how much it turns into a job, and how quickly. Coaches won’t tell you that you have to do anything outside of practice or workout, because it is just expected that you know what you need to improve on. You have to be the determining factor in how good you want to be. As an individual you have to focus on parts of your game and improve them by putting in the extra work yourself.
Something I’ve come to focus on as a running back is my yards per carry. The yards per carry statistic is my favorite, because while you can’t determine how many snaps you get, you can always determine how many yards you get out of a carry. It’s the truest measurement of a running back’s productivity. Last season my ypc was at 4.1, and I was not happy with that. So my goal this year is to have 5 yards per carry, and currently I’m at 3.4, which is not good enough for me. Being at a 3.4 avg keeps me motivated to better myself, reach my goals, and help my team. We’re shooting for Arizona this year; Who Dey Nation deserves to have their team playing in February.