John Boyett spent four years at the University of Oregon and before having to sit out his senior season with the Ducks, he was one of the most productive safeties in the country. Last month he was drafted in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Thursday to talk about the new Ducks regime and his new home in the NFL.Boyett started out talking about his rehab and his recovery process.
"It’s coming along very well. I’m happy with everything right now. It’s just a daily process trying to get better each day and I’m looking forward to my future."
Boyett also talked about his first game as a Duck when he was called on to fill in for the injured TJ Ward.
"It’s not only about getting the opportunity, it’s about making sure you’re ready when you get the opportunity. I worked my butt off and had some great coaching from Coach Neal and Coach Aliotti. I was able to learn as a freshman from some older vets…I guess I was ready enough when I got my opportunity to go in there and help the team win."
He also spoke about the new Duck regime and how he thinks the team will do under Coach Mark Helfrich.
"Coach Helfrich is going to do a heck of a job. I think he’s a tremendous person. You really respect the coach when he seems like he genuinely cares about his players. Most coaches know what they’re doing when it comes to your players and gaining your players’ respect. And I think Coach Helfrich is going to do a tremendous job with the Oregon Ducks."
And finally he talked about his new Coach Chuck Pagano.
"So far he seems like a tremendous coach. He’s out there. He’s got a lot of spirit. He’s got a quick couple steps in him – He runs around. He sits in the Defensive Back meetings – He used to be a Defensive Back coach when he was working his way up the pro ranks. He knows the defense pretty well so it’s fun. He seems like a great coach and the players here seem to love him."
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