The Colts rookie linebacker leads the league with 146 tackles and logged probably the most by a rookie in his first 13 video games in NFL historical past, however did not earn his first Professional Bowl choice on Tuesday.
“I used to be heartbroken at first as a result of I assumed I did sufficient, however it’s what it’s,” Leonard instructed reporters on Wednesday. “Nothing new for me. Been ignored my complete life.”
When requested how upset he was on a scale of 1-to-10, Leonard replied, “Twenty. Simply realizing that I put all the pieces on movie and nonetheless not sufficient. So I’ve simply acquired to maintain enhancing.”
Now he is out for vengeance. Leonard added he plans to use the rejection as motivation and mentioned he desires to get 40 tackles towards the Giants to make up for not being named.
“He instructed me he wished 40 tackles, however I instructed him it is humanly unimaginable,” Colts tight finish Eric Ebron mentioned of Leonard, through ESPN. “He would not care… Issues like [the Pro Bowl] ought to actually go by statistics fairly than names. He is one of many all-time nice rookie linebackers statistically in a very long time.”
The Colts (8-6) are slated to host the Giants (5-9) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.