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Kamalei Correa on last season, “I didn’t work hard enough”

The sophomore linebacker opens up on last season

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker unit provided competition on all fronts; from C.J. Mosley and Terrell Suggs all the way down to practice squad players. But most Ravens fans were focused on the rookie, Kamalei Correa, who didn’t end up on the field too often.

“I would say, last year was a learning experience for me,” Kamelei Correa said. “It was just a lot to take in. It has nothing to do with the coaches. It was my fault. I didn’t work hard enough, I didn’t show them—and they couldn’t trust me to put me out there on the field, so I take that upon myself one-hundred percent, and I learned from it. But it’s a new year, it’s a new me, and I’m just excited about this year, to move forward.”

The sophomore linebacker is now focusing more on getting himself right. He alluded to personal conflicts off the field, more than on the gridiron.

“It honestly has nothing to do with on-the-field stuff,” said Correa. “It’s about me off-the-field stuff. It’s just being myself. Just being confident in me. Just being confident of who I am, as a person.”

The linebacker knows he’s surrounded with great names, but he’s already busy taking care of business one day at a time.

“There’s a lot to live up to, with the past names that came through here,” Correa said. “But at the end of the day, the only thing I can work on, is being the very best version of me. The very best person I can be. The very best teammate I can be.”