Here’s something to smile about:
A.J. Green remembers what it was like a year ago at this time: “just going out there and playing, not really knowing the plays, not able to read defenses and stuff like that.”
You’d never have known it from his stats, but Green says what you saw last year was not the full A.J. because his knowledge of the system was limited and his groin was bothering him all year.
He says he’s “smarter” and “healthier” now.
“I know the plays and know the system also,” he said. “I’m pretty comfortable.”
And: “It will be good to go out there without my groin hurting me in the middle of the game.”
All in all, Green thinks the improved knowledge and health, plus a year’s experience, have made him “much better” than a year ago…
Ohhh… that year ago.