Benn Talks About Comeback, Returning KicksSeptember 1st, 2012
Joe caught up with Arrelious Benn after the Bucs pounded each other in pads this afternoon at One Buc Palace. Benn talked about his health, his status for opening day, special teams, and more.
JoeBucsFan.com: What do you want to tell fans about how you feel?
Benn: I’m almost there. I’m feeling like I’m taking it slow. It felt good to be out there today running and banging around in pads and game-planning for Carolina and the season opener. I feel confident in my body, so I’m pretty much good to go.
Joe: Do you expect to play on opening-day?
Benn: Oh, yeah. I definitely expect to play. It’s just a matter of me getting out there and gettting back into it and go through the little things and let it everything fall in place.
Joe: Do you feel you’re behind on the playbook?
Benn: Not at all. One thing I did was stay in it mentally. You know, I feel as though I know the playbook like I’m one of the coaches now. Just staying in it, all the little things. That’s all I could have done when I was out [injured] just get the mental reps.
Joe: Are you on all phases of special teams this year?
Benn: Pretty much. I’m getting back there returning some kicks this year. I’m looking forward to that.