Originally published on SBReport.net on Aug. 21, 2012
Linebacker Korey Bosworth spoke with SBReport.net following practice on Tuesday.
Bosworth discussed defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, training camp with the Oakland Raiders camp, as well as the infamous play in which rookie running back Bo Jackson ran through his uncle, Brian Bosworth, on Monday Night Football in 1987.
You’ve obviously been out here for a short amount of time, but how’s camp going for you?
It’s good. I’m enjoying it, and glad to be back out here in California. I went to school out here so it’s nice to be back and on the West Coast.
How’s this camp different from the previous camps you’ve attended?
This camp, they emphasize the small things. And as long as you accomplish the small things and get after your assignments and know your assignments. That’s what they preach. In past camps that I’ve been to and other teams that i’ve been with, you have some similarities but just a different atmosphere and a different mentality and I’m liking it.
You’ve obviously been here a short time but what’s your first impression of Coach Tarver?
I like him. Defensive guy, so you know we get along and he’s one of those guys that will stress everything, even the small stuff counts, so you just get after your assignments and do what you have to do out there and make the best out of your situation. That’s what I’m out here trying to do.
Have you caused any rifts in the family now that you’re joining the Raiders after that infamous play in Seattle with your uncle?
Yea, he actually called me and told me that someone might eventually start asking about that so he said ‘just be nice when that question finally comes up.’ We kind of go back and forth about me being out here in Oakland and that happening back in the ‘80’s so he said as long as that doesn’t happen again, we're good.
Did you know about that history? It's one of the more famous plays in this franchise's history.
Yea I did, you know I’m kind of biased towards it. If I was going to have to say now, I would say ‘Hey, it was a good play by Bo Jackson.’ But being family and everything like that, it was just a bad angle.
From an outsiders perspective looking at this this organization, what was kind of the vibe of what people thought the Raiders were as a franchise?
It was just one of those “get-after-it” teams. If you ever got the opportunity to come out here and compete for any kind of job, you had to go out there with the mentality that you were going to compete every day, every play, every minute that you’re out there because there’s no days off here. I’m glad to have that opportunity. Obviously just being here a couple of days, I’m already seeing it so I’m really blessed and happy I could contribute.
Do you feel like you made any type of impression on Friday in Arizona?
I just got in on ST in the second half. Like I said, I had just gotten here so I really hadn’t gotten too in depth with the playbook and everything, but now with a couple of days under my belt I’m really starting pick it up so we will see what happens this upcoming game.