NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Ask defensive end Davis Tull about his rookie season and frustration comes to mind. It was over before it ever really began as a shoulder injury landed him on injured reserve after a solid preseason.
"Last year was just an unfortunate situation but it is what it is," Tull said. "If you're in the training room, you got to get healthy and if you're out here then you got do what you can do on the field."
And that's exactly what Tull has done. With Hau'Oli Kikaha likely out for the year, Tull has emerged as a legitimate in-house candidate to become starter at defensive end.
He ran with the second team Wednesday and finished with at least two sacks and caught the attention of his head coach in the process.
"I said something to him I thought he had three, I saw two real good get-offs," Sean Payton said. "He's someone that obviously quick. He's healthy. He's doing good."
But Tull is a realist. While having a great day in June certainly helps, the goal is not to peak too soon.
"I felt like I was alright but I can do better. I feel like that everyday, that I can do better," Tull said. "So I'm going to watch the film and get better from it."