Daily Edge Quotes

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Your daily dose of quotes from Immokalee native turned Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James:

ON NERVES

“You could ask the other guys. I won’t be nervous. I’ve played one position all my life. It’s football. There’s no way I would be nervous. I come out here to play and keep everything in perspective. It’s football. They go left, I go right. There’s no secret to what you’ve got to do playing football. Everything else, it’s cool, it’s nice, it’s fun, but I think it’s more so for the fans. As a football player, you know what you’ve got to do. You’ve got to go out and play.”

ON HOW THE CARDINALS REBOUNDED FROM ROUGH PATCHES

“I think that’s the difference between this team and Cardinals teams of the past. Cardinals teams in the past, you’d have a lead and for some reason you would blow it, or there was something that just didn’t go right where you’d put yourself in position to lose the games. Now, we’re finding ways to win. Guys are coming in and making sure we finish these games off. That’s the biggest difference between this Cardinals team and Cardinals teams of the past.”

ON WHAT THE TOUGHEST PART OF HIS CHILDHOOD WAS

“It’s just life, so I wouldn’t say that it was hard. We really don’t know about the things that go into life. You’re young, just having fun, and you’re surrounded by so many people that don’t have (much). So there isn’t really any other way you can deal with it, when you look at it. Then as you get older, you start looking back, and you realize how tough it was. But during the time, it was somewhat of the norm. You didn’t really realize until you got older.”

ON HOW WR ANQUAN BOLDIN HELPED RECRUIT HIM TO THE CARDINALS

“It was just the potential. He talked about all the potential that the team had and what you could accomplish with these guys. I think that’s the biggest point when you look at it, the potential that this team has and what this team is capable of doing. For some reason, it just hasn’t ever hit it. When you look at the roster, you say, ‘Man, there are some guys there, and it’s real.’ I think that’s the biggest selling point for someone who wants to go play for the Cardinals. You look at it, and you say, ‘Man, this team is a very good team.’”

ON WHAT THE CARDS GROUND GAME NEEDS TO DO ON SUNDAY

“We’ve just got to play our game. To run the ball, you can’t get behind. You’ve got to play your game. You’ve got to mix the run and the pass. As far as what they’re doing and what they have, we’re trying to focus on us. (We’re) trying to do our thing, trying to make sure we take care of our responsibilities, and we’ll be all right.”

ON HIS SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE

“It’s cool. It’s a nice thing. It’s something that you always look forward to, but we try to keep everything in perspective and treat it as a business trip. We’re trying to keep our normal routine.”

ON MOUNTING PRESSURE

“No, there’s no pressure. It’s a football game. You go out and play. You try to make sure that you’re practicing right so you don’t have mistakes and everybody’s on the same page. You just go out and play the game like we’ve been playing all season.”

ON HIS SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHT

“I’m back in South Florida. That’s the highlight for me, personally.”

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