(I just saw Ahman Green walk out of the locker room area. Is he here for any reason?)
I haven’t seen Ahman Green, so I know nothing about it. Probably stopped by to say hello. He still lives in Green Bay.
(Is Charles still away?)
(Was there any disappointment on your part or did you totally understand the circumstances?)
I fully understand, and Charles, if he wants to share that with you, it’s of a positive nature. I think you would understand too.
(Are you encouraged by Tauscher? You said yesterday questionable to doubtful and you went with questionable. Are you hopeful there?)
Had a positive report about
(How do you feel about Matthews right now?)
Feel good. I thought he did more today than he did yesterday. It’s a typical Friday practice as far as the length and the number of reps. So barring any setback, I think he’ll be ready to go.
(How about Pickett?)
I really don’t have enough information on Ryan to give you a good answer, and really, until he comes in here tomorrow we probably won’t be ready to make a decision on Ryan.
(Will there be any benefit to limiting Clay’s role, like just using him in the nickel, or if he goes, would you just go with him the whole time?)
Good question. That’s really part of the communication today. We had a staff meeting this morning, and then we’ll have our game management this afternoon and we’ll talk about those things in that meeting and then we’ll go forward with it tomorrow morning with the players. But that’s definitely an option. It’s an option we were shooting for last week.
(After a couple of tough overtime losses, how has the team responded to practice this week?)
I think it’s apparent, if you have an opportunity to be around the football team, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of confidence. Everybody’s looking forward to Sunday night’s game for good reason. I’m comfortable with the week that we’ve had. We’ve had two days in shells. I always concern myself with that from a coaching standpoint, but I think that’s where we are for other reasons. But I’m pleased so far with the week’s preparation.
(Chillar sounded really encouraged. Is he more questionable because he hasn’t played in a while?)
I thought he has really put together a good week. Actually Brandon was down there after practice. That’s why I was running up here a little late. Did some padded work just to make sure he’s ready to go with his shoulder. He’s definitely, him and
(After seeing Al and Atari the last three days, where do you think you’re at?)
(How comfortable are you with
Anthony has jumped right in. He’s really picked up where he left off. He still has excellent recall of the defense. Special teams, him and Shawn Slocum have spent a lot of extra time together. Anthony will be part of our 45 on Sunday.
(Is he your starter there?)
He’ll be part of our 45 on Sunday.