Inside The Bills

Whitner hears the chatter

Posted by Chris Brown on May 28, 2010 – 6:07 am

Donte Whitner had been traded close to a dozen times via media speculation this offseason. He’s read all of that and heard the negative feedback from fans. In the end though he’s glad he’s still a Bill.

Whitner said he’s taken all that negative energy and used it as motivation in preparing himself for what he hopes is his best NFL season.

“It affected me, but I think in a positive way,” said Whitner of all the talk about him. “I haven’t missed a day of offseason conditioning. Right now I think I’m in my best shape since my rookie year. I just have a chip on my shoulder. It’s not a negative thing it’s a positive.

“It’s not taking things for granted. It’s going out there and doing whatever I have to do whether it’s being first in every sprint from conditioning to lifting the most. That’s my mindset and my focus and it’s just a positive fuel thing. It’s nothing negative. I’m glad that it happened. I’m glad that I read some of those things, and I’m glad that I’m still here so we’ll see what happens this year.”

Whitner is currently running as the first team strong safety in Buffalo’s defense.


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