Tuck: "Just a different practice atmosphere"

Q: How different is the feeling this year compared to coming into OTAs last season?

Tuck:"It's different. I think this staff has come in with a mindset that they're going to speed things up and give us different, just a different practice atmosphere. You've got music out there. You've got coaches running around and yelling and really driving you to play fast, practice fast. So yeah, it's a little different."

Q: What impressions do you have of rookie Mario Edwards Jr.?

Tuck:"I mean, it's early, so not much yet other than the fact that he's a true athlete. You can tell that the talent level is there. I hear the things that people have said about him as a knock on him. That hasn't showcased at all yet. He's kind of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in meetings. Obviously very energetic, running to the ball on the field, and I think that's what you want to see from a rookie guy of his caliber. So early on for me, I think he's doing pretty well."

Q: Is he the type of guy to ask you a lot of questions?

Tuck:"I wouldn't say he asks a lot of questions. He asked a few. I think he has a great grasp of the defense so far, as far as what we have in so far. But he asked a few. Most of his questions are the dos and don'ts, I guess, as far as just how to play in this league, how to practice in this league. But I think it's a little too early to have a verdict on that going forward."

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