You certainly have to look at what the issues are and certainly have to have a relationship with that particular player, which can only be brought about by a lot of conversation and getting to know someone. I don’t know this particular player well enough to make that determination right now, but it’s something we...
Anytime you make plays, they have a lot to do with the momentum. That play did,
This was just a conversation about would I be interested or not,
He bought a bus and went and picked everyone up so they wouldn’t have to hitchhike,
There is somewhat of a difference, although we haven’t seen Kelly play that much for them, especially in the regular (season) games, to know there would be a significant difference in game plan other than the fact that they move J.P. around a bit in the pocket.
We’re not going to second-guess anything that we did. There [are] things that we need to do long-term to make our team better that we’re going to do. And if we suffer for it in the short term, then maybe we have to do that a little bit. You got to give to get.
I talked to Ricky and Ricky still seems to be very, very interested in coming back.
He did some straight-line running (Monday). He threw the ball some. He took some easy drops. So it’s not like this guy is not at a point where he can’t start doing some things. Now, I didn’t see all that. I’m just going on what the trainer and the people doing the rehab with him...
against things we haven’t seen and that we will see in the near future.
One of the most difficult parts of my job is having to release players, and the past week has emphasized this fact. This is especially true when those players made significant contributions to the success of the team in the past. Ideally, we would like to keep many of those players on our roster, but...
I’m assuming that he will be in a decent place from a physical-conditioning standpoint, and it will take a little while to get him back to where he was. But he was in pretty good condition when this started and I think he’s worked hard, and I think it will come back quickly to him.
We have to get the kind of execution at quarterback that will give it to them.
It would be very unfair to put it on that position when things aren’t being done well around them.
Nobody in this room, with all of our power and might put together, can have anything to do with where it goes. What we can try to do is have something to do with preparing for the game and doing our job well and having pride in the performance of what we have to do.
It’s an expectation: What are the most important things to accomplish at this time? To find out as much as we can about what those combinations are may be more important at this time than the end result so we can build on a better end result in the long term.
It’s something we need to continue to evaluate. It seemed the entire pre-season whichever quarterback has played second has played best. It’s the second week in a row we gave Gus the opportunity to start, and A.J. has come in and done a nice job in both of those games in the second half.
[But like everything else down here, it’s an ongoing project.] Are we where we need to be? We are making progress, … Will there be ups and downs? Probably, yes. Will we get frustrated some with it? We probably all will. Will we overcome adversity at some point? I am sure that we will, but...