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Adam has climbed a lot of big hills – Interview with LB Adam Bighill

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 31: Adam Bighill #99 of the New Orleans Saints signals to the official during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 31, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens defeated the Saints 14-13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 31: Adam Bighill #99 of the New Orleans Saints signals to the official during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 31, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens defeated the Saints 14-13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Tyler: What’s it like to be apart of Who Dat Nation, and the love you’ve received so far?

Adam: It’s amazing being part of Who Dat Nation. From the moment I signed, I had fans giving me a warm welcome. It’s great to play for a team that has a city so passionate about football. Not only that, there are so many amazing Who Dat fans across the country! I play with 110% effort and heart every play, I fly around, and will always be around the ball. Throughout my career I’ve gained earned respect from my coaches teammates and fans just from the way I play. I’m very thankful for all the fans that support me and my career, much love!

Tyler: The Saints are always looking for players with dynamic abilities or something special about them. What do you consider your greatest strengths in regards to playing the linebacker position?

Adam: My football IQ, and my explosiveness. I’m able to diagnose quickly, then use my speed to get there fast. My Explosiveness allows me to take on and shed offensive linemen, as well as close in on and cover TEs or RBs.

Tyler: How have you grown as an athlete from the seasons of experience playing in the CFL?

Adam: In the CFL, you HAVE to play special teams, starters included. I played at least 2 1/2 special teams up there while being a starter. The special teams game up there is very dynamic, there is always a return. No fair catches (give a 5 yd halo) and kickoffs are always returned. So from that, I’ve had a lot of experience dominating the special teams game.

Also, with the field being wider, there’s more space to Cover. You have to really excel as an athlete to cover man to man up there, as well as just running sideline to sideline to make plays.

Tyler: What kind of impact would you like to make in the National Football League?

Adam: I’ve always set high goals and expectations for myself. First off, I want to help this team win. With that being said, I play this game to be considered one of the best to do it. I don’t line up every week just happy to be here and blend in. I want to be THE BEST. I want teams to have me circled on their scouting reports, and I want to make an impact every game. Whatever my role is this season, you can assure that I’ll be doing it with idea and effort of being the best.

Tyler: Saints fans right now are in awe over the numerous plays, and tackles you’ve made so far in the preseason. What are you looking to build off of from those positive experiences on the field?

Adam: I’m looking forward to continuing to show I can consistently make plays in this league. That’s was great players do, they are consistent. They make that same play 98/100 times. My preparation week in and week out gives me the confidence and the ability to play fast and be great.

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