Falcons and the showman

June 25th, 2014
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It's summer break, sort of, for the NFL, but former UH linebacker Brenden Daley is living up to his nickname's credo: A shark never stops. Daley will continue to work out in California until he reports to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp on July 22.

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The Falcons, by the way, will be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks." From a chat with our blog, here are some "Shark" bites:

On his plans: "I have a solid month to train and watch as much film as possible."

On life in the NFL: "It's a strict business. The last day I was there (for mini camp), a linebacker got cut at 11 o'clock at night. It was very eye-opening."

Another lesson: "I learned the NFL is about being a first-timer. You have to do things right the first time. It's very professional. I enjoy it a lot. It makes me very excited."

On his approach: "I focus on the process. All I think about is going out there and being the Great White Shark, and doing what I do. I can't worry about things I can't control."

imagesOn NFL food: "They have a very good cafeteria. I enjoyed it. Smoothies in the morning are very good. I like getting a nice blueberry smoothie in the morning. And I like black-bean burgers. I don't want to eat all that meat before the second practice. (Those burgers) are very good."

Confession: "I put a little bacon on there. I need a little something else. It's real bacon, not bean bacon."

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On his upcoming performance: "For my rookie show (at UH), I did a little dancing gig with Aaron Brown and Corey Paredes. We didn't win. I want to win. I'm excited about my (upcoming) rookie performance (with the Falcons). I'm going to think long and hard and give the people a great show. I don't want to give away too much, but I have one word for you: Kilt."

On representing Hawaii: "I"m still kicking, throwing up the shaka sign as much as I can."

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