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Cunningham Ready To See First Action

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Every day that Jermaine Cunningham takes the practice field, he knows he's going to hear the same thing from Coach Greg Mattison over and over again. Mattison is the high priest of the Church of Technique and with all his defensive linemen, the daily sermon is "technique, technique, technique."

"This isn't like high school where you could get by on speed, strength or just pure talent," said Cunningham, who has grown from a spindly, 6-4, 205 to a more solid 229 since the spring. "Coach Mattison keeps saying we gotta have technique, technique, technique and he's right. The guy with the best technique that works hardest is the guy that gets the job done." The job is getting to the...

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