Charles Godfrey took a big step," Rivera said. "We really saw his improvement as a football player during (OTAs and minicamp). I was really pleased with some of the things that I saw. I saw him doing things that a veteran safety needs to do, and he did them very well."
The resulting competitive environment has seemingly brought out the playmaking ability in those vying for opportunities to join Godfrey as a starter in the secondary.
"Ever since I've been here I don't think I've ever been a part of a secondary that broke on the ball and caused interceptions the way we did during (OTAs and minicamp)," Godfrey said. "That's a good sign.
"Everybody is clicking, everybody is moving with a sense of urgency, and I think that's what we need."