This week I had the pleasure, and honor of getting to talk to New Orleans Saints linebacker, and preseason standout, Adam Bighill.
Adam Bighill, 28, is currently a part of the New Orleans Saints practice squad. After spending some time in the Canadian Football League honing his craft, he has quickly grown to be one of Saints fans’ favorite players.
Before joining the New Orleans Saints, Adam spent his time playing for the BC Lions. In his six seasons with the BC Lions, Bighill most definitely accomplished a lot. Not only did he earn the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2015, but was also named a CFL All-Star four times throughout his career. During those outstanding six seasons, Bighill played a total of just under 100 games, and contributed nearly 500 tackles with 489, 33 sacks, eight interceptions, and eight forced fumbles.
His journey to the NFL wasn’t easy, but it was certainly worth the time and effort. Starting off at Montesano Washington High School, to Central Washington University, then to the CFL with the BC Lions, and now in the National Football League. One of the New Orleans Saints most popular players is starting to live his life long dream, and he couldn’t be happier.
Talking with Adam Bighill
Tyler: What would you say personally is the biggest difference between the NFL and the CFL?
Adam: The NFL game is more physical. However coming from the CFL, the NFL Game to me is slower. I can play extremely fast since my eyes are reactions have been trained to see more and quicker in the CFL.
Tyler: How have you been preparing physically during the off-season?
Adam: I played in the CFL anywhere from 222-230. I have made sure that I’m 235-240 down here. I’ve done that over 6 months, so my speed, conditioning, and explosiveness is all still on point. I train with Rob Williams (
@SportcorePro ) Of SPORTCORE PERFORMANCE. He is a movement coach, and he has handled the majority of my training, focusing on being able to be maximally efficient as an athlete. I love the training process for the season, it’s something I enjoy.