"It was exciting to come out. I thought Coach Schwartz was joking when he said he was going to bring me out possibly for a play.
"To bring me out on the field and have me go up and do the jump ball, which is what I was notoriously known for in the end zone, was exciting. To have the players call to me, put a little pressure on me, but that wasn't something I was too nervous about.
"What was fun was the fact that the organization has been kind and allowed the alumni to come back around. Being that it was alumni day was kind of fitting that I was able to walk out on the field and participate with the players.
"I have gotten to know these guys over the last couple of years. They're just a great group. You hear a lot of negative things going on in the press, but there's a good group of guys and a core here that I've been excited, as an alum, to be a part of.
"This team seems to get along great. You look at the guy that they have that are the core and the strength of this team. Whether it be Calvin (Johnson) or
"These are guys that are going to stabilize this team and I think bring consistency that will allow them to get on to a winning track. You need that. Bringing in guys that can fill voids and fill the holes, it's going to allow this to be a campaign where they can get off to a great start. Hopefully this will also get the team off on a run to having a successful season.
"The difference of me looking at this year's team from a perspective of being with the media side of it versus the player is that I now see everything. You see offense, defense, and special teams. You look at players by positions. Whereas you are so much more narrowed in your focus as a player. You're focusing more on just your position. You're focusing on the guy across from you, a scheme that a team may be putting in front of you, and the play that you're responsible for.
"As the media, we get to see it all. We get to know who is supposed to be where and what they're supposed to be doing. Some of it is guess work because I'm not on the inside, I'm more on the outside looking in. None the less it brings good perspective."