Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to play with a few different teams so adjusting to new environments is something I am very familiar with. When you move to a new city, you need to adapt. Moving to a new city doesn’t just require us to adapt as players, but also our families.
Me and Merissa have 2 kids, LB and Tiarra, and they are always involved in the decision for us to move. The first thing that we do is take the kids around the new city and visit all the attractions. The kids love going to the amusement parks and the museums. We try and get them involved in sports as soon as possible to help them make friends. Typically it tends to be an easy transition for them. We try not to be the kind of parents that let the kids run the show, but at the same time we want them to have input. After all, we are a family, and being a family means that I need to be looking out for everyone.
Our kids are really excited for my future in Detroit. Even though the winters can be kind of brutal, Detroit is a great city with a passionate fan base. It’s a city with a blue collar work ethic and a place where everyone grinds. The perfect place for our family. One thing that I am really looking forward to is spending time at the Detroit Zoo. We all love checking out the animals. You could say that zoos are one of our favorite places to visit.
With OTAs and minicamp over it’s time to focus on training camp and the regular season. I know that my family has my back no matter what and their support is key to my success. I am excited to work hard, and do everything I can to help bring a trophy to a loyal fan base like Detroit.