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#1 Jeremy Igo

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:10 AM


When AJ Klein talks about football, he sounds more like a coach than a player. Klein is known as one of the brightest young players on the team.


I asked him about his interception against the Chiefs on Sunday night.


"I was just matching the coverage. My number three, which is my coverage match, was coming up the field. I tried to push him over the top, and he tried to cross my face. So I let him cross my face, I ended up under cutting it. The quarterback didn't see me."


Klein then grabbed the ball out of the air and ran.




It is that precise moment when a defensive player grabs an interception and realizes that suddenly... he is on offense.


"It happens so fast, and when you have that ball you're like holy crap, I got the ball" Klein told me as his eyes lit up with excitement. "For me, what I was thinking was I see the end zone. Get up the field and towards the sideline. If I was five yards closer I would have dove for it."


"Right place at the right time." he Humbly added.


Klein may need to work on his ball running skills if he expects to impress his offensive teammates, however. Klein was chased down by the Chiefs running back.


"People were saying I look slow" he said as he laughed. "We'll see on film."











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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

I thought it was a nice return for a Linebacker.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

Man I hope he wins that starting job. I love his lateral quickness over Blackburn.



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#4 Jackofalltrades


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

Chase is more stout at the point of attack and has the veteran savvy, but Klein has far more upside and athleticism.


I love this kid.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

Outside of Star this was my favorite pick in last year's draft. He will be a starter very soon for us, and when he does our already great linebacker crew will be even better. Once he has it all figured out he is going to be better than Blackburn and possibly by a wide margin

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:32 AM


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

He is going to be a special player for us.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:37 AM

We made 3 extremely good picks for our defense last year, I mean we got it done on that side of the ball.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

He looked like Kevin Greene running down the field.  If he would have dove it would have completed the picture.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

Have we been gettin' some damn good LB's or what?

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