``I let them know that I really didn't want to go anywhere else. After the season we had last year I wanted to ome back and help get this team back to where it should be.
``I'm taking the offeseason a lot more serious than I have in a few years. That's one thing I knew I had to improve on, being in better shape and being stronger. Last year obviously I didn't live up to my own expextations, let alone the organizations. Maybe I needed to have an off year like that to get ready to come back and prove a lot of people wrong. I'm pretty pumped up about that.
``That's why I like Dave and this organzation. I told him right away that the season I had wasn't good at all. It wasn't just me either, but we talked about it and he let me know his views about how I played and Coach Sims let me know. I couldn't be ticked off because a lot of it was true. We all said a lot of things over the summer which were true, and I'm ready to come back and prove people wrong and that they didn't make a mistake by bringing me back. I'm doing a lot of stuff like I did when I first began playing as a pro. I have a lot of motivation right now.''