The preseason is an interesting time in the NFL world.

On one hand, you have star players who have a secure roster spot and are just trying to make it through the month of August without getting hurt.

On the other, you have players who need to fight on every down in order to prove they deserve to make the final roster.

However, former Alabama S Landon Collins, a player firmly in the former group for the New York Giants, plays the same way during the preseason that he would in the playoffs. When asked why he goes so hard on every snap, he told the New York Post that he only knows how to play one way:

“Yeah, I mean, when I’m on the field, I’m going to be full speed,’’ Collins said. “I don’t know any other speed. If I go half speed, I feel like I’m going to get hurt. If I don’t go to the speed that I’m determined to, I just feel like I’m sluggish. So there’s only one speed for me.’’

Collins admitted that his teammates like to give him a hard time about his preseason effort, but said he just wants to play the game the right way so he doesn’t get hurt:

“They were like, ‘Bro, what are you doing out there trying to hit people like that?’ ’’ Collins said. “That’s just my game. If they put their shoulders on me, I feel like I’m going to get hurt and I can’t let them just bully me. So at the same time, I just got to go full speed, it’s just my nature. I can’t see anything else other than doing that.’’

Collins recorded 100 tackles, five interceptions and four sacks for the much-improved Giants defense in 2016. If his unit can put together another strong year, another playoff appearance could be in their future.