November 9, 2012
Q&A with former Green Eave and current Packers DE Dezman Moses
Although undrafted, former Tulane defensive end Dezman Moses made the Green Bay Packers' roster this year and has excelled on special teams while getting spot duty on the line. He has eight tackles and a sack and should have a forced fumble to his credit after stripping Darren Sproles of the Saints but falling victim to a premature whistle.
In two years with the Green Wave, Moses had 114 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and six forced fumbles. He played hard on the field and conducted himself with class off the field. In town for a visit during the Packers' bye week, he watched Tulane's practice on Thursday and talked with The Wave Report.
Did you think you were a long shot to make the Packers roster when you signed as an undrafted free agent?
"I was confident in myself. I've never had any time where I felt I didn't have a chance because obviously I wouldn't be there if I felt that way. I'd be wasting my time. I always had confidence in myself. I just had to make plays and play football. It was as simple as that. When I got there, I learned everything I needed to learn. I had great coaching, so I just tried to take it and apply it to my game every day."
What other teams did you look at besides Green Bay?
"It was pretty much them. I made the decision pretty quick. I was happy with it. They are a great organization. They have great coaches, great teammates. I definitely think it was a great choice. It's worked out for me so far."
You made the team with your specials team play. Can you talk about that?
"Special teams obviously is an important part of the game. It can change the game as far as field position. You try to force turnovers and things like that. If you are not a starter, you have to be a good special teams player. That's just how it is. Whatever I put my mind to, I can be good at, and special teams was just one of those things I had to learn. I got to grow as a player doing it."
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