SANTA CLARA – Ted Ginn Jr. spoke to a group of reporters at his locker Thursday afternoon, and he spoke primarily about his development as a wide receiver. Here’s a transcript.
ME: What excites you about your role in the offense this season?
GINN JR: Just being able to go out and compete and be on the field as a receiver. Competing with my team and keep playing as a group.
Q: Do you like playing special teams?
GINN JR: Yeah, it’s another attribute to who I am.
ME: Do you see yourself as a wide receiver first and a special teamer second?
GINN JR: Yeah. That’s how I’ve been trying to showcase myself as an NFL player.
Q: The depth chart shows four wide receivers – you being one of them. Do you feel like you’ve been given an opportunity this training camp to really show what you bring to the table as a wide receiver.
GINN JR: Yeah, especially coming off the injury and not being able to be at the OTAs. Being able to come in as an older guy in camp and still be considered as a starter is a blessing.
Q: What do you think of your competition?
GINN JR: We’ve got three or four first-round draft picks all on one squad. They’re great guys. We’ll compete and however it turns out, it turns out.
Q: Are you a better wide receiver right now than you’ve ever been?
GINN JR: Yeah. As you get older you start to mature, you start to get wiser. The game is coming to you more and more.