Vaccaro Feeling More Comfortable In Second Year

Published 06/06 2014 01:03AM

Updated 06/06 2014 01:24AM

New Orleans second year safety Kenny Vaccaro is feeling more at home the Saints secondary after his rookie year.

In 2013 the former Brownwood Lion and Early Longhorn was a fixture in the Saints secondary. That is before having his season end with a broken ankle in week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Now Vaccaro says he's 100 percent and ready to get back on the field for his second season.

"I definitely feel more comfortable. I mean, I essentially learned the defense last year, played a lot of positions, [defensive coordinator] Rob Ryan has tone me down a little bit. I don't have to play five or six, maybe three or four now. I can get guys lined up. I can make every check. I can try and trick Drew [Brees]. It never works really, but I try it out there," said Kenny Vaccaro.

Along with the comfort of knowing the Saints defensive system comes more familiarity with the league.

"Obviously your rookie year is your longest year. You go straight from college ball to the combine and all of that mess. So, it's been a relief. You don't have to do none of the rookie stuff anymore. I mean, I feel like I'm one of the guys now. I feel a lot more comfortable and it makes you play better honestly," said Vaccaro.

The Saints have one more set of OTAs between June 16th and 19th before opening training camp on July 24th.

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