The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that, for the first time in his career, Travis Daniels is listed as a starting safety, moving ahead of Travares Tillman. Daniels, who saw action at safety last week for the first time in his NFL career, certainly has the physical tools to become a good safety in this league. If nothing else, his ceiling is higher as a safety than as a corner at this level because of his lack of speed. However, I'll admit that last week I didn't pay close attention to when Daniels was in the game at safety. Really, the only time a noticed him when he was getting completely owned by Thomas Jones, who threw Daniels around like he was a friggin little girl. But that's not really indicative of how Daniels plays because he is generally a good tackler.
What I love about Travis, though, is his fire. For the first time in his career, he's f*ckin' fired up and isn't afraid to tell you about it. Here's what he has said about the incident in the tunnel with Jets DE Shaun Ellis:
"It's not a personal thing, I didn't know what his last name was, and I didn't know what his first name was. We were just competing against each other, and when you say something to me I'm going to say something back."
Daniels also spoke out about the team's poor play thus far:
"All the questions that need to be answered, we're going to answer them on Sunday ... I wish we could play right now."
"We are going to be clicking on all cylinders, everybody around here believes that. I don't know what today's date is, but whatever it is, from now on, we're going to be clicking on all cylinders."
I love the talk. Now let's hope Daniels and his teammates can actually back it up.