Las Vegas Raiders safety Trevon Moehrig will be a key component in defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s defense this season. The sophomore elaborated on this offseason in comparison to his experience as a rookie.
More of the same for the Raiders’ safety in Year 2
Speaking to the media today, Moehrig shared some insight into how everything’s going so far this year. In particular, Moehrig shared some light on how he’s approaching things in his second year as a professional.
“It actually kind of feels the same, you know, just new faces and new coaches. [My] approach is the same just to come in every day and work hard and do what the coach has asked me to do. So, it’s kind of the same feeling, kind of the same approach.”
The new faces that Moehrig is referring to are the new coaches that are now calling the shots. On defense, Graham has been brought in to mold the Raiders’ defense into a versatile and modern unit. Additionally, Chris Ash has taken over as defensive backs coach.
It’s a new staff with different plans, a complex scheme, and, more importantly, a different way of doing things. Nevertheless, Moehrig is soaking it all in and making the most of it. Appearing to be jubilant and excited, the Raiders safety continued to expand on his current situation.
“You know, different concepts, but at the end of the day, like I said, it’s whatever the coach is asking us to play or whatever scheme, so that’s kind of what we’re all doing. I feel like that’s one thing that I can do, but like I said, I’m [going to] keep it plain and simple. Whatever the coach has asked me to do, that’s what I’m [going to] do. That’s kind of my mindset.“
In a season that has mounting expectations, Moehrig’s attitude is a positive sign. There’s going to be a short learning curve as Graham installs his concepts while the team is expected to make a playoff run. Acquiring talents such as Davante Adams and Chandler Jones only serves to heighten such expectations. After a promising rookie year, Moehrig will have plenty of eyes on him through training camp.
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