JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Week one against the Green Bay Packers isn't just the regular season opener for Jaguars cornerback Davon House. It's also an opportunity to face his former team. During a sit down interview with Brian Jackson, House sheds light on his expectations for this season and shares what's the best part about being a father.
Q: Why do you feel like expectations have changed for yourself this season?
House: I know what I can do. Last year was the first time that I was a full-time starter. I did well with my numbers but there are still areas that I need to improve in. I’m excited to get even better this year.
Q: On your blog you said that you don’t see any reason why the Jaguars can’t be a top 10 or top 5 defense in the NFL this season. What will it take to reach that goal?
House: I think it starts on the back end. We know we’re going to stop the run. We’re an 8-man front team, all we have to do is stop the pass. Last year we struggled at times. With the new players we brought in Jalen Ramsey, Prince Amukamara and Tashaun Gipson along with what we brought back from last year the sky is the limit.
Q: Do you want to prove to Green Bay that they were wrong for not re-signing you?
House: I’m excited to show them how much better I’ve gotten since my time in Green Bay. While I was there I think I had a total of 500 defensive snaps, which isn’t a lot at all. Last year I doubled that number and my stats doubled in pass breakups and interceptions. I’m just excited to show them how much better I’ve gotten as a player.
Q: Over the offseason your family grew from three to five, with the birth of twins. Now that you and your wife have three boys what’s the best part about being a dad?
House: The best part about being a dad is having my son jump on my back and holding our twins at the same time. It’s all love how much they need me and depend on me. I just love it. When I get home I’m not a football player I’m just a dad. I’m there to help my son read his books and play basketball on his little court and things like that.