April 6th, 2015

Fourth and Goal With Chris Harris Jr.

I had the distinct privilege to sit down with Chris Harris Jr. Here is what he had to say: 

1) You have been on a roller coaster lately. You tore your ACL and missed the Super Bowl in 2014, recovered and came back to have your best season yet and then sign a 5 year extension. What has this all been like for you?

The injury was a roller coaster for sure. It was a lot of hard work and patience recovering from my knee injury. I've always been one to try and speed up the recovery process. I had to learn to be patient and take my time to come back and play.

2) Does your mindset have to change as a player when a new coach comes in?

New coaches mean lots of changes to a team. You have to build a relationship, chemistry and lots of trust. I'm really looking forward to coming back and establishing that. I've heard incredible things about Coach Kubiak and am really looking forward to forming a bond with him and the rest of the new coaching staff.

3) What is your favorite offseason activity and why?

Bowling, vacationing and spending lots of time my wife, daughter and family.

4) How did you get that nickname Pitbull and who first gave it to you?

Elvis Dumervil (DT, Baltimore Ravens) gave me the name my rookie season. He saw the way I played and practiced on the field and just began calling me "Pitbull".

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