ASK THE STEELERS – JONATHAN DWYER – PART 2
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John Roetter in Naperville, Illinois asks: What are your main goals for the upcoming season?
Jonathan Dwyer: My main goal is to be a contributor, be a key player and help lead the team to a Super Bowl championship.
Gary Bower in Indiana asks: How important will special teams be for you as a rookie?
Jonathan Dwyer: It will be good. It's going to be exciting. I played special teams my freshman year at Georgia Tech. It's going to be a great opportunity to get on the field some way and I am excited to do it.
Steve Ray asks: This offseason everyone has been saying the Steelers must focus on running the ball more, including management. As a running back, do you like hearing that?
Jonathan Dwyer: Yeah. Any running back would like hearing it, the fact that they want to run the ball more and that is their main objective. I just want to win no matter what it takes – running the ball, passing the ball, making plays on special teams and the defense doing their thing. Whatever it takes to win football games I am happy to be a part of it.
Adam Williams in Maryland asks: What do you think the biggest adjustment will be coming from college to the NFL?Jonathan Dwyer: Picking up the reads and the play terminology. Other than that it's not things I haven't done before. It's just getting the rust off and getting used to doing it.
Barry Price in New Jersey asks: Do they throw a lot at you during mini-camp and was your head spinning?
Jonathan Dwyer: Of course, a lot of rookie's heads were spinning getting used to the different terminology. I have the hang of it better now going over my notes every day and getting a better idea of what is going on.
Don Palmer in Ohio asks: What was it like to put a Steelers helmet on for the first time in mini-camp?
Jonathan Dwyer: Words can't describe it. It was a great moment. It was exciting. Being in the locker room was even better, having your name over the locker, sitting across from great players like Hines Ward, Byron Leftwich and James Farrior.
Jared Lewis in Michigan: You hear a lot about the camaraderie in the Steelers locker room. What was your first impression of that?
Jonathan Dwyer: It was great. I found out that James Farrior and I are cousins. That's a great thing to know that you are playing with a relative on the team. I have never been a part of anything like that before. The guys all seem really cool, they get along great. They opened up their wings for the rookies and the newcomers here.