New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is no different from many of his NFL peers at the top of their profession. He wants to be the best and he thinks he deserved to be considered among them. Since he didn’t get that love in 2013, he’s just going to have to go back out there in 2014 and prove it to everyone all over again.
“I want to be the best,” Lewis told the Times-Picayune. “I respect those guys — Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and them. But it’s time Keenan Lewis can be mentioned with those guys. I’m ready to go.”
Under Rob Ryan last season, Lewis made four picks, which is about three fewer than the goal he’s set for himself every season. Whatever the numbers may be, improvement is the ultimate goal for Keenan Lewis, and he’s not yet satisfied.
“I’m not nowhere near where I want to be and nowhere near where my potential could be,” Lewis said. “When I work with my coaches and with Champ (Bailey) a lot, they’re helping me tune into those things. Whether it’s coming out of my breaks a little quicker or understanding formations a lot better, I’m always looking for their help and something I try to do in the season and in the offseason. I’ll always benefit from it.”
Keenan Lewis already believes he’s one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Now with another year in Rob Ryan’s system, Lewis hopes the rest of us catch on.