2019 AP Defensive Rookie of the year Nick Bosa is not resting on his laurels. The San Francisco 49er Defensive End told reporters in a video conference that he plans on being a smarter player in 2020. Apparently, nine sacks, 25 quarterback hits, and 16 tackles-for-losses were not enough.
“My expectations are always high, and I set my goals really high,” Bosa said. “I know the work I am putting in now is going to show up.” The second-year defensive end has a pretty rigid schedule while training in South Florida with his brother, Los Angeles Charger DE Joey Bosa. Nick and Joey both are staying with family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with access to everything they need to successfully complete their training.
He also stated that he plans on “being a much smarter player” next year by knowing how to approach his opponents much better. Bosa also said that ” I am not going to make the silly mistakes I made last year which will enhance my game.”
Nick Bosa is looking to turn DROY into DPOY in 2020. pic.twitter.com/msplZdMmcs
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In addition to playing smarter and training hard, the Bosas are also taking their nutrition quite seriously as they have turned over the cooking to a professional to ensure they’re getting the best out of their meals. “We hired a chef, and she’s great,” Bosa said. “We have a good food delivery system, so we’re keeping the nutrition really good. Obviously, we’re not able to get out too much so, honestly, my body’s feeling unbelievable at this point.”
Bosa added that “The key is to go out there and train your butt off,” and then mentioned, “That’s obviously harder with what’s going on in the world, but we have a pretty good set up down here where we’re still able to get our work in.”
“We run at the park near our house and then we lift at a [nearby gym] that my dad owns,” Bosa also said in the video conference: “We wake up a 6 a.m. and get to the field by 7 a.m. We finished running by 8:30 and get off before the park rangers show up, then we have breakfast and head to the gym to get a lift in by 2. It’s a pretty full day for us.”
Opposing teams and their respective offensive lineman have been duly warned.
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