Dont'a Hightower: "I'd Much Rather Rush Or Blitz Than Cover"

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower spoke with the media yesterday, and he had a few interesting answers regarding his stance on blitzing the quarterback. (Quotes via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston)

On possibly rushing instead of covering:

“Most definitely. Third down, obviously, I’ll just put it out there, I would much rather rush or blitz than to cover — zone, man or whatever.”

“Third down is a fun down whether you’re covering or whatever you’re doing, because you can do different kinds of things and come at the quarterback all kinds of different ways. So as long as I’m able to be on the field on third down, or whatever they ask me to do, I’m more than willing to do it.”

On playing closer to the line of scrimmage in 2014:

“That might be the case this year, but we have a lot of talented guys out there,” he said. “That’s up to the coaching staff, where they want to move people around and the scheme they might have or whatever. Again, if that’s what they want me to do, or they ask me if I want to do it, of course. But it will definitely be a Bill Belichick thing.”

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