Q&A with Pat Lee

Pat Lee

Rookie cornerback prepares to make his Packers debut on Sunday

Cornerback Pat Lee is expected to be on the team's 45-man game day roster Sunday for the first time this season when the Packers take on the Buccaneers in Tampa. With Al Harris (spleen) out indefinitely and Charles Woodson hobbled by a broken toe, Lee will be playing as an extra defensive back in the team's passing defenses and on special teams against the Bucs.

Lee was selected by the Packers in the second round of last April's NFL draft. He answered questions from the media in front of his locker this week at Lambeau Field:

Q: Are you ready to go?
Pat Lee:
I feel ready. I feel like I'm always ready. I want to play real bad."

Q: Did you focus on anything in particular during practice this week?
PL:
Get everything down ... all the plays down and feel comfortable out there, and play hard.

Q: How involved will you be on special teams?
PL:
I'm going to go all out and try to make plays on special teams. I played special teams in college and all the way down to high school. I made plays, so I'm going to try to make plays and do my best.

Q: Do you think you will be a little extra nervous on Sunday?
PL:
I'll be nervous, but I'll be all right. I've spent all my life playing football, so I'll be ready.

Q: Has it been different for you this week not having to wait to see if you'll play and how the roster shakes out on Sunday?
PL:
I'm just ready to go out there and do what I have to do."

Q: How has it been different for you covering receivers in the pros as compared to college?
PL:
Basically, jamming-wise, you've got to be five yards off and stuff. In college it was different. I could jam them downfield and put my hands on them and stuff. Basically, I had to get a feel for that and change my game up. I've gotten comfortable with the plays. It's just executing plays on the field.

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