With time, and development, this QB could be interesting . . . Dan Leberfeld

Q)How helpful was the Senior Bowl to help you get more comfortable in a pro offense?

QB Bryce Petty – Baylor: It was great for me and an experience exactly what it was. Before that, I had no idea what to expect as far as even what a play call was. So that was a great experience for me to kind of get into it, really see what a day-in, day-out practice was like.

Q)How has your work with QB guru George Whitfield gone?

Petty: I have aspirations to be the best, and so to be the best, you’ve got to be around the best. That’s exactly what I wanted to with George. I’ve been with him for three years now. Me and him just jell. We get each other. I learn a lot from him. Things that he says just for some reason they stick with me. That’s why I love working with him and then his pedigree of who’s he worked with. Hopefully I can add my name to that list.

Q)How were the play calls sent into the game at Baylor?

Petty: It was a little different. We were a signal system at Baylor. I love Baylor. I wouldn’t change it for the world. If I had to go back and do it all again, I’d do it the same exact way. With coach Briles, he’s an outstanding coach. I love him to death.

It’s a learning curve a little bit going from what we were doing at Baylor to where we are now. But it’s all part of the process, so you’ve got to enjoy it. You’ve got to love it, really, and I do love it.

Q)They say it’s hard for spread quarterbacks to transition to the NFL . . .

Petty: Yeah. We were in the spread but at the same time I feel like I am a pocket passer. I want to extend plays, extend plays within the pocket. That might be a little bit different than most spread quarterbacks who want to run it out of the pocket. For me, I feel like my game can translate easier in that and the fact that I want to play within the pocket and I want to extend plays within the pocket and beat you doing that.