Darius Slay Blog: "I definitely learned a lot from that game"

Posted Aug 26, 2013

Slay says the Patriots game was a learning experience that has better prepared him for the regular season

"The Patriots' offense was very, very, very good.

Darius SlayCB Darius Slay (Photo: G.Smith/Detroit Lions)

Tom Brady is one of the league's top quarterbacks and I had a real tough competition. He throws it well, he communicates, checks, and what I realized is that when he's checking, I have to make a change to my technique.

"I'm just continuing to work on my technique and I think if I continue to get better with that, I'll be alright.

"I definitely learned a lot from that game and it prepared me well for the regular season. I'm a rookie, he knew I was, so he took little shots at me, but I learned a lot.

"Having Louis out there was a real game changer. He's got a loud voice and he communicates well with everybody. Everybody hears him on the defense and he brings a lot of energy to the game.

"For this last preseason game at Buffalo, I'm going to try to be complete in my technique, tackling, assignments, alignment and everything.

"I'm looking forward to having a great year, coming out with a win every week. I think we have a solid team and we'll be ready to compete."