Blidi Wreh-Wilson Interview
Sr / UConn / CB

Updated - 3-19-13

By: Alex Khvatov

 

Alex Khvatov:  Describe your first day of practice at the Senior Bowl. 

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  Going to the stadium, it was almost like game day.  I had butterflies in my stomach.  I knew that a lot of people would be watching.  I haven’t played in awhile, so I was a bit rusty in the beginning.  But I felt like I had a good day.

 

Alex Khvatov:  I also thought that you had a good first day of practice, what was the difference for you?

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  When we used to watch film at UConn, Coach Brown did a good job with me and Dwayne (Gratz).  He got us comfortable with different types of coverage schemes.  He wanted us to compete in press man-to-man coverage and be aggressive.  He wanted us to compete against every throw.  I feel like it was a good mindset for us to have coming into this week.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  I have good length and good range.  I disrupt timing well. 

 

Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon this week?

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  I just need to clean up my technique this week.  For example, I didn’t backpedal at UConn.  I used more of a shuffle technique.  I just want to show scouts that those aren’t weaknesses of mine.  I just need to work on it more because it is in my toolbox already. 

 

Alex Khvatov:  Who was the toughest WR to cover on the first day?

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  #1 from Texas (Goodwin) was fast.  Wheaton from Oregon State was also fast.  They are both quality receivers.

 

Alex Khvatov:  What are your goals for this week? 

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  I am just trying to prove to people that I am a consistent and a reliable guy.  They should pick me.                             

          

Alex Khvatov:  What is your most memorable moment at UConn? 

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  Most people would think that it is winning the Big East or the Fiesta Bowl.  But I would say that it is getting the win against Notre Dame after Jasper Howard passed away.  We were scrapping and trying to get any kind of victory for three weeks.  We got that hard fought victory in two overtimes.  You could see it.  We just fought so much.  People were crying.  There was so much emotion.  The game of football is just beautiful. 

 

Alex Khvatov:  What is the greatest lesson that you have learned in life?

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  Make the most of every day.  Seize the moment and live in the moment. 

 

Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Blidi Wreh-Wilson is….   

Blidi Wreh-Wilson:  I am a cerebral guy.  I am not the biggest or the strongest, but I process information well.  Off-the-field, I am always looking at things.  I am looking at nature.  I am always processing things in my mind.  My dad is a philosopher, so I get it from him.      

 


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