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Training Camp Today with 2021 Butkus Award Semi-Finalist Brian Asamoah

Jonathan Starr
 August 15, 2022
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Intro
And now it's time for a training camp today with Neil Roberts and the Minnesota Vikings.

Neil Roberts
He was one of the fastest linebackers in the draft class, running a four or five 640 and was also tabbed a standout at minicamp Vikings third round pick Brian Asamoah joins us. And Brian bringing that speed to the Vikings in a new three four defense. How's your first NFL camp going?

Brian Asamoah
It's been going real well been bonding well with my teammates and also just flying around making plays. I think the best part about this is just being able to process the defense and understanding that I can play faster once everything is process.

Neil Roberts
What are you picking up from linebackers? Some vets like Hicks and Kendricks and those guys.

Brian Asamoah
Guys like Hicks and Kansas have accepted me. You know, they're always critiquing my game and not in a positive way, saying, I can do this, you know, better. Or, you know, when I do things the right way, he's like, Oh, this is a hell of a job, great job. So everything is going well. They're helping me along the way, and I'm learning a lot from them, too.

Neil Roberts
All right. Hey, we'll talk family when we come back.

Neil Roberts
With Brian Asamoah out of Oklahoma and Brian, your family moved here from Ghana in 2000. What's the reaction to you, your great high school career, Oklahoma College career and leading the NFL? It's got to be kind of crazy for them.

Brian Asamoah
I bet they've been very ecstatic about my whole entire career, but it doesn't stop there. So we're trying to continue to move forward, and I'm looking forward to see me do great things here. So, yeah.

Neil Roberts
So whether it's special teams or whatever and that speed plays in a lot of different areas, you can't have too many fast guys with that size, right? Yeah.

Brian Asamoah
My, my goal is, is to find ways to contribute and you know, whatever role that is, I'm going to accept it and do it to the best of my ability.

Neil Roberts
How about the defense you guys played at Oklahoma compared to the and this is new for the Viking vets to go to that three four.

Brian Asamoah
I feel like my coach has understood, you know, my abilities on the field and it's given me an opportunity to go out there and make plays.

Neil Roberts
Hey, Brian, thanks for joining us. Really appreciate it. Have a great season, sir. Thank you. Brian Asamoah with us. That concludes this one. Until next time, I'm Neil Roberts.

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