A couple reporters approached Matt Katula in the locker room after practice yesterday and asked the Ravens' long snapper if we could have a couple minutes of his time.
"Am I the story? Am I really the story?" Katula jokingly asked.
Well, when a long snapper finishes a season like Katula did last year, he will garner a little more media attention than the average long snapper might be used to.
Katula, usually one of the most consistent long snappers in the league, had a rough end to the 2009 season. He suffered an elbow injury which led to a handful of poor snaps, and quite possibly a couple missed field goals as well.
After an offseason of rest, however, the fifth-year man out of Wisconsin says he's 100 percent healthy and ready to make amends in 2010.
"It feels good, the elbow feels good," Katula said. "Just kind of what we thought, just rest is what it needed, and it kind of went away. We've been smart about reps this offseason so far, so just continue to do that."
"It was a struggle last year, it really was. I'm just excited to get out and clean the slate I guess. Come out healthy and do my job, do what I do."