Posted: Jul 13, 2011 6:38 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jul 13, 2011 6:53 PM
If you've been around UK football for decades, you have heard this comment before.
"Everybody is on the same page," says UK wide out La'Rod King.
"Our team is one, I can honestly say that. Before, the last couple of years, we had a group of guys here and a group of guys there. But now we are like all one heart beat and one team. And i feel like with this we will be able to take a step forward on the season."
Last season, no player came out and said this team wasn't together. King says they weren't.
"In a sense you could feel it. It wasn't something you would talk about."
It's not even August. The fields haven't been lined.
"There is no 'I' in team. We learned it the hard way. But now, we are here. We are here solid."
King has been in the shadow of a great one, Randall Cobb. The spotlight is now on King. It's his time to shine.
"Pressure? The word pressure scares me a little bit. It's not pressure, it's more expectations. I told my team we are only as good as our weakest receiver and I don't be labeled as the number one receiver. I want to be labeled as a guy, just a go to guy."
King has changed. He's told quarterback Morgan Newton "throw me the ball" and admits at times receivers have to be selfish.