Monday, August 10, 2009

Marve: 'No room for complacency'

by Barca Blog - Chris Marve terrorized opposing offenses to earn Freshman All-American honors last season.

And he's not satisfied with his performance just yet.

When asked to name a couple of areas he's trying to improve on, the hard-hitting linebacker was quick to point out that the job's never done.

"I'm just working on everything," Marve said. "I can't just name two things. I'm trying to improve every facet of my game to be the best linebacker I can possibly be for this team."

That's a scary thought considering the Memphis native ranked first in the SEC with four forced fumbles and sixth with 105 tackles (tops for freshmen) in 2008. He may be considered the most intense player on the field for the Commodores, but you'd be surprised to know that his mindset is almost exactly the opposite.

"The more relaxed you are on the field, the better you play," Marve explained. "That's my personal philosophy. The better you feel out there, there more you know, the more relaxed you play, the more you execute."

As for his thoughts on the Commodores' defensive unit improving off one of its finest seasons in recent memory?

"There's no room for complacency. Staying in the same position takes you down. We need to get better and try to be the best we can be, the best in the SEC, and the best in the country. We strive for nothing less."

Watch's entire interview below:

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