"We have two rookies who don't care who they line up against. This guy right here, (Shane) Olivea, he loves to hit people. Most times, you get these rookie first-round picks who get the $10 million bonuses but are out there playing scared. But this guy, a seventh-round pick, he's got something to prove. He goes out there (angry) every day."
"Continuity is real important because you get to learn everybody's tendencies and get to know what they're thinking throughout the course of a game," said Olivea, a three-year starter at Ohio State. "You learn what area guys are going to be in and what they're seeing. It's an ongoing process, and I think we're getting better and better every week at recognizing different things and helping each other out.
"It's getting a little evident that we're starting to play together and building cohesiveness. We're more confident in each other; everybody knows what they're doing. They always say, once you're confident in what you're doing you can just go out there and play, and I think that's what we're sort of doing."