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Glenn Dorsey Talks About Life as a Rookie

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Q: Tell us how your rookie season is going so far?

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A: It's going alright. There are good days and bad days, but it's getting better every week.

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Q: Did your preseason injury kind of set you back a little bit?

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A: One day, I'd come out and be good, the other day it would be sore. It's good for the most part now.

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Q: Was it the same knee that you hurt last year at LSU?

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A: It was my left knee.

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Q: What's the biggest adjustment for a defensive tackle going into his first year in the NFL?

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A: Just techniquwise and the game speed, getting used to everybody being as good as you are and just trying to come out and work on everything, because everybody's good.

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Q: Are you aware that the Saints were interested in potentially drafting you?

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A: Yes, I was aware of that. That would have been cool too. I'm a Chief. I'm happy here. I'll be happy wherever I go.

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Q: Did they tell you they might try to get you?

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A: Yes, they were back and forth with my agent. They were talking to my agent about it. That's how it worked out.

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Q: Did you grow up a Saints fan?

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A: Of course. How can you grow up in Louisiana and not be a Saints fan?

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Q: Does that give added meaning to this Sunday's game?

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A: Of course, I have a lot of my family coming up this week for the first time. They're Saints fans, but they're going to root for the Chiefs on Sunday.

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Q: How much family do you have coming?

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A: Like 40.

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Q: Did you talk to Dwayne Bowe a lot about it? Is it special for them even though he grew up in Miami?

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A: Yes. He has a lot of friends that are coming into town too; it'll be a big game for us.

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Q: Have you formed a friendship with Dwayne and Rudy Niswanger?

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A: Yes, we stick together. We're always talking and clowning around, asking how each other's doing. We're always checking on each other to see if everybody's going alright.

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Q: How did you like Herman Edwards' decision to go for two the other day?

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A: I liked that. We're playing to win. We played some close games, so if you have an opportunity to win, why not go for it.

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Q: How hard as it to lose as many games this year as in your college career nearly?

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A: It's tough. If you look around the locker room and at practice, everybody's going 100 miles an hour and moving around to get this thing turned around. It's bad losing, but coming to work, it's good to be with your teammates, because everyone's pushing each other.

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Q: Do you think you're close to turning the corner?

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A: Yes, I think we're real close. We're putting in hard work all week. I think we are almost there. We just have to keep pushing, play hard, play a whole game and not give up big plays and make big plays. I think we're close.

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Q: Did you get to see the LSU Alabama game?

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A: I watched the whole game. I felt bad. That was a tough way to lose after LSU played great. It was a tough way to lose. They have to keep it going for the rest of the season and play hard.

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Q: Are you kind of hoping you get the chance to play against Reggie Bush?

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A: Yes of course. Reggie Bush is a great player. He's running everywhere. He's a guy you want to keep contained. It's fun to play a guy like that, because he's a big challenge.

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Q: Since LSU and USC never play, with Reggie and Sedrick Ellis on this team and you, Dwayne Bowe, and Rudy Niswanger, can this settle the score?

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A: We always go back and forth about that. If LSU and USC met, I feel like LSU would dominate, but it would have been a good game. It would have been fun. We'll probably be talking back and forth this weekend.

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Q: You've had some troubles stopping the run, what's the biggest thing there?

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A: Earlier in the season we had trouble stopping the run, but if you look at our last couple games, we've done a good job there. There were a lot of mental mistakes, but we got those corrected, but we've played hard.

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Q: What do you think of Herman Edwards?

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A: I like to play for him. He's a great coach. He's a good motivator. He's talking trash. He makes practice fun and makes you want to go out and work hard. He tries to uplift you. He tries to stay positive, while talking about the little things you have to work on.

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Q: Have you heard his play to win speech?

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A: I heard that in college on You Tube. He doesn't say that anymore, but you play to win the game and that's the objective. If you can't do that, you try to get better.

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