GRAND CHUTE, Wis.––Yesterday at the annual Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, I had the opportunity to catch up with fourth-round draft choice Davon House, the highest drafted rookie to attend Sunday’s event. He talked about the lockout, meeting his new teammates and joining a defensive backfield that includes Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams. Here’s what he had to say….
Cheesehead TV: I assume this is the first time meeting many of the guys on the team?
Davon House: I’m excited. I wish I could stay here for more than just today. But as soon as the lockout is over, I’ll be here the next flight I can catch.
CHTV: Where have you been working out?
DH: I’ve been working out on my own at this place called The Factory (in California). There’s been some veterans there that I also work out with.
CHTV: When will you officially move to Green Bay?
DH: Whenever the lockout is over, so hopefully tomorrow.
CHTV: What will it be like to join the likes of Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams in the Packers’ defensive backfield?
DH: It’s a blessing. I get to to learn from the best. I feel like I’m only going to get better than what I am now, and I can’t wait to get rolling.
CHTV: Did you get an opportunity to meet Pat Lee, another cornerback, at the Donald Driver softball game?
DH: I talked to him too as well. I talked to Tramon (Williams) and Sam Shields as well. I was looking forward to talking to Charles, but he isn’t here today. But as soon as the lockout’s over, there’s going to be a lot of, probably too much talking for me, and I’ve got to start doing some listening than anything.
CHTV: For those of us who haven’t seen you before, what type of player are you? What are your strengths?
DH: I feel like I’m a playmaker. Whenever the ball’s in the air, somehow, someway, I’m around the ball, and I take pride in that. And I feel like I can also support the run, and I play good bump and run.
CHTV: On the other side of the coin, what is something you still need to work on?
DH: I need to work on my transitioning in and out of breaks.
Brian Carriveau is the editor of the Maple Street Press Packers Annual. To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.