Cato June Quotes

Cato Nnamdi June (born November 18, 1979) is a former American football linebacker and high-school football coach. He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. A 2006 Pro Bowl choice, June was a member of the Super Bowl XLI champion Colts that defeated the Chicago Bears. During the Super Bowl championship season, June was the Colts' leading tackler. In addition to his tenure with the Colts, he played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before becoming a professional, he played college football at Michigan and was an outstanding athlete in high school football, basketball, track and field and baseball at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. As a senior, he was widely regarded to be the best high school football player in the District of Columbia.

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Cato June


“I take my hat off to our D-line. They force a lot of quarterbacks to throw under pressure. They'll make any quarterback nervous.”

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“They took a long road to get there, and they made it happen. Troy and Joey, they're great playmakers. It's going to be fun to play with them instead of playing against them.”

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“It's his first start. We knew it was going to be a little rough on him. We knew he would give us opportunities and he did.”

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“We have a lot of fighters on this team. There's no quit in us. We've been down before. We'll buckle down, get out there and handle business.”

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“I saw him helping us out a lot on special teams and on the defense. He's a playmaker. Unfortunately, whatever happened, we're there for him.”

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“(Colts linebackers) David Thornton and Gary Brackett helped me out a tremendous amount, basically teaching me how to play the position.”

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“Reading the quarterback is a simple thing. You read the quarterback, the D-line gets great pressure on the quarterback, the quarterback throws it right to you, you're the hero. That's always fun.”

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“Playing linebacker is completely different than playing safety. You're in the mix every play and those big linemen get on you real fast.”

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“We were able to come back today. We showed a lot of character and stayed poised and didn't get down, ... But we have to come in next week and try to do better.”

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“They didn't want (Smith) to hold it very long because Mathis and Freeney and those guys, they're coming. That gives our back seven an opportunity to key in on receivers.”

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“We were 17 down. We had to go out and get the ball back, ... Seventeen points in the first quarter, that can't happen.”

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“We expect to make the playoffs. That's nothing. We have a bigger goal. We're taking it week-by-week. Next week, we have a goal -- to clinch our division.”

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“Switching positions was probably the easiest thing for me to do. All I have to do is sit there in zone coverage, and that's helped me a lot. It's really just a matter of playing the way we play defense, which is to read and react.”

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“It's not about (the Seahawks), really. It's about us. It's about us being prepared for the weeks to come. We have to get our momentum back.”

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“We were definitely shocked. We want to keep them to no points, and I don't care if it's the best offense in the league. We can't give up 17 points in the first quarter. We have to go back and look at what we did wrong.”

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