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Daron Payne Presser: “I really hold myself at a high level, so I’m going to push myself really hard this year”

Daron Payne speaks to the media after today’s practice

Daron Payne is entering his 3rd year in the league, and a lot of people, myself included, expect him to have a “breakout” year. He is working on breaking bad habits as the defense switches from a 3-4 to a 4-3 base. Payne loves the aggressive defense that DC Jack Del Rio is bringing this year.

Payne gave an injury update on his former Alabama teammate Jonathan Allen who left practice with a left leg injury today. He echoed what Ron Rivera said, Allen should be fine, and was held out as a precaution after getting rolled up on.

Daron Payne hates losing, and is doing everything in his power to turn this into a winning team. He holds himself to a higher standard which fits well with Rivera’s change in culture movement. Last year wasn’t even close to good enough, so what are you doing to improve this year?

Defense:

Year 3:

Jonathan Allen:

Offensive line:

4-3 defense:

DL Coach Sam Mills III:

Breaking old habits:

Chase Young:

Offseason conditioning:

Jack Del Rio:

New coaches:

High standards:

Regular season: