I was born and raised in Hawaii, and I learned loyalty growing up there. Continuity was a strong part of my upbringing. I always worked out at the same gym in high school, at Nebraska I played for a coach who had been there for 20 years. I’m not a big fan of change.
With the Lions organization, when I first got drafted, there was no direction, and they went through an overhaul. After the first six years there was another overhaul. I told myself at that time, ‘If you wanted to you could get up and leave and go win somewhere else.’ But then I thought to myself, ‘why don’t you make the team that took the chance on you, and drafted you, better?’