We continue our summer Q and A series with Jets wide receiver Marcus Davis. He was an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech. After originally signing with the Giants, Davis was cut and landed with the Jets after they claimed him off waivers in May. At 6-foot-3, Davis turned some heads with the most eye-popping catch on the first day of mini-camp.
Do you come into this with any expectations for yourself ?
My first expectation is to make the team. Whether it's the 53-man or it's the practice team, just do all that I can to show that them that I can help this team in a positive way. Just go out and work my butt off, whether it's in practice or it's in preseason or it's on special teams, anything that I can do, that's my first expectation.
What are your offseason plans ?
Go back home, be with the family and just train and work everyday. Especially conditioning-wise, keep that up and be ready to come back in July.
Has there been anyone that you've leaned on for help ?
Yes, Santonio (Holmes). He's given great, great help. Whether it's in film or walk-throughs or practice. He's not able to go right now but as far as another coach, that player-coach, he's been great.
Does he pull you aside or do you go to him ?
Both. If he sees something wrong he doesn't bite his tongue. He'll tell you about it. He'll tell you what you did, what you need to do to correct it. If it's in the film room, he'll tell coach, 'Hold on. I see this and this and that.' He'll tell you. That's something I really needed and something that I really want from someone I look up to. It kind of pushes me, when Santonio tells me to do this better, I'm going to try to do it like this and try to do it his way because obviously it's worked for him. It's great to have around.