Maurice Harris Post-Spring Practice (via Lindsay Brauner)
Thanks to TheScientist019 for transcribing!
Lindsay Brauner (LB): Hey, it's Lindsay Brauner with Maurice Harris. Thanks for joining us, Maurice.
Maurice Harris (MH): No problem.
LB: How did practice go tonight?
MH: It was okay. I didn't have that great of a great day, but I tried to erase from my mind the mistakes that I made so I could have a better practice.
LB: Keenan Allen, your cousin, left for the NFL this year. How different is the team without him?
MH: It's different, but we have a different offense, so it's a lot of different routes, like getting the play and getting the ball in your hands. It's just a different system, but I do miss him and it was good playing with him.
LB: How is it playing without him on the field this year? Are you already noticing a difference?
MH: Yeah, yeah, we had a good connection and a good relationship, so it's different. But my other teammates and I have a good connection, too, so we just have to keep it going and step up.
LB: How confident do you feel in your position as a starter?
MH: I feel confident. I just have to keep making plays, be consistent every day, and get better. You can't just stay in the same place. There are a lot of good teams out there we're going to face this season, so we have to practice like we're going to play and get better every day.
LB: How are you liking your new offense as compared to last year.
MH: I like it. This system is a lot faster, it's different; you have to be in great shape, be conditioned and be smart to tell yourself you're not tired and keep going and fight.
LB: Do you feel yourself getting in better condition even after six practices?
MH: Oh yeah, it's just a continuous run. We're going fast, we're playing fast. I feel like I'm in pretty good shape.
LB: Is the regimen in the weight room different this year compared to last year considering the change in pace?
MH: No, not too much. We're still lifting hard and staying in great shape, keeping our bodies fit for the offense. It's a little different, but everything's fast.
LB: How are you liking public practices?
MH: It's nice to see everybody supporting the team. [With the fans here], it gets us pumped up to see somebody watching us, so it's good.
LB: So you like it a lot better than last year?
MH: Yeah, but we also have to stay focused and not worry about outside things.
LB: Great, thanks so much, Maurice!
MH: Thank you.
LB: We'll see you soon!