Ed Thompson: This has to be a thrill for
you, having the opportunity to work with all of these other talented players
Andre Roberts: Definitely. After seeing
these guys on TV every Saturday, and then being out here with them and playing
with them, it is really fun.
Thompson: Is it more mind-blowing to be
surrounded by that much talent all at once or to be working with an NFL coaching
staff for the first time?
Roberts: I don’t really think it’s
mind-blowing at all. The Miami Dolphins staff is great, and I'm loving it right
Thompson: Andre, I had a chance to meet
your parents a little earlier today. I can tell from meeting them and now
meeting you that you are a tight-knit family.
Roberts: Definitely. I love my parents
Thompson: Do you have any siblings?
Roberts: Yes, I have an older brother
and we are all tight.
Thompson: I was very impressed with your
route running and the speed you come off the line with at the snap of the ball.
You were making some great breaks and were leaving cornerbacks steps behind you.
Roberts: I take a lot of pride in my
route running. With me being a shorter guy and being in the slot, that’s
something I do take a lot of pride in.
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Thompson: Talk about your versatility in
the returns game and how you think you can help an NFL team right away.
Roberts: I think I will be able to help
them out on kick return and punt return right away. Every rookie is on special
teams, and that will be a big part of special teams for me. If I don’t have
that starting spot, I will be there on special teams.
Thompson: I think another good moment
for you yesterday was when you tried to stretch out to make a tough catch on an
overthrown ball, but Taylor Mays came over a put a big hit on you. But you
popped right back up to your feet.
Roberts: I wanted him to know I'm a
tough guy, and nothing can take me down like that.
Thompson: You had a one-on-one with him
today and you tried a dip to the right, but he didn’t buy it. So you juked
right in front of him, he went flat foot, and you went by him to the outside and
caught a nice pass for about 25 yards. That had to feel good.
Roberts: It did feel real good to get
him back after yesterday. It’s like that sometimes out here. Sometimes you
have a good day, sometimes you have a bad day. Some plays are good for you, and
some plays are bad. Everybody is going to win at least once out here.
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