Coach Jackson was particularly impressed with the leadership of second-year MLB Rolando McClain. "What an improvement and a different guy. The guy has a lot more confidence, takes control of the defense, wants the responsibility, and understands that it is time for him to play like he can. It’s not that he didn’t a year ago, but he knows I expect him to play. The real guys play every day, so he brings that attitude to practice and demands it from the rest of the defense. He, Richard [Seymour], Tommy [Kelly] and those guys are doing a good job."