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Adrian Wilson will carry a chip on his shoulder this season

In Adrian Wilson’s final season with the Arizona Cardinals, he saw his snaps decrease. He spoke with reporters Tuesday and was asked how he felt being compared to former Patriots Safety Rodney Harrison, “I don’t know,” he said. “I felt like I’ve had a pretty good career so far. Last year was last year. Obviously, things didn’t go my way as far as the way I wanted them to go. Obviously, players slow down as they get older, but they also have experience. They’ve seen a lot of things as far as football. To say that a person is not good enough, that wouldn’t be the right verbiage to use as far as that is concerned. I feel like I could help this team win. That’s pretty much what I’m here to do.”

Wilson went on to talk about how he has gotten smarter over the years, “I’ve gotten a lot smarter, I used to take ridiculous chances on the football field. Just try to make a big play. Just try to make a splash play. I think now it’s different because you know formations and you know tendencies. You go through all that type of stuff. You pay more attention to it. As opposed to a young player that just looks at the formation as tricks. You don’t really go through the things in your head before the play happens”

Wilson is still getting use to being with a new team after 12 years with the same organization, saying being the “new” guy is “scary”.

Obviously, you want to come in with the right mind-set, and you just want to get along with the guys, and you want to kind of make sure you hang around them, get to know each and every guy. I think that’s probably really the biggest concern I have right now, is just trying to make sure I know all of the guys that I’m going to be playing with. Right now, we’re moving in the right direction.”

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