We've talked a lot over the last year about defensive ends making the switch to linebacker because we saw the Chiefs go from a 4-3 to a 3-4.
I think that I had to learn a lot of it on the go. It was a lot of baptism by fire. Linebacker is a lot more detail oriented and you have to know a lot more than a defensive end necessarily would on any given play. I think that I picked it up very well and it’s something that I think, as a player, is a strength of mine. I’m able to mentally adapt to things very well and that transition was actually very good to me. I’m happy that I got that opportunity and was able to make the best of it.
This is a big switch that a lot of the outside linebackers are going through.
Surprising fact from Looney: Cole has the most experience at outside linebacker -- outside of Mike Vrabel -- currently on the roster. Everyone else either made the switch last year or is doing so this year.