NFL Defensive Player of the Year
"I just think that everybody's goal is to get better, and that's my goal," Kuechly told the team's website. "My personal goals are really to just get better at pass rush, working on some moves, working on counter-moves that will allow me to do some more things. I think last year I got stuck in a couple spots in pass rush and it led to big plays because they were counting on me getting there and I wasn't quite able to.
"Same thing with pass coverage. I was talking to Thomas (Davis) about it a little bit today and he said it's just you've got to be confident in what you're doing. The more reps I get at it, the more confident I'll get, the better I'll feel about it."
Kuechly, a 23-year-old linebacker, had 156 tackles, seven pass breakups, four interceptions and two sacks last year.
Kuechly finished fourth in the NFL with 156 tackles, including 34 tackles in the final two regular-season games. He also had four interceptions and two sacks in just his third season in the league.
Kuechly, 22, had four interceptions, two sacks and seven passes defended this season. He made 34 tackles in the last two regular-season games.
The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.
McDermott was inspired by the Week 16 performance of Kuechly, who racked up 24 tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in the Sunday win over New Orleans.
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