A: Like I said last night, the overall objective, of course, is to play as many people as you can and to have the opportunity to evaluate. Everything that you do is intended to help the objective, which is to win. From that standpoint, you’re always happy to win. However, there’s an awful lot of things that have to be corrected. I spoke to the fact last night that I thought both teams’ defenses, our defense and the Jets’ defense, both played very well and created a lot of problems for the offense. Created protection problems, created mismatch problems in terms of running the ball. We had a couple of pass plays down the field, which were very positive things. In their own light,
Q: Thoughts on the running backs’ performance against the Jets:
A: We had a couple of decent runs, as I said, David (Wilson) had a nice run,
Q: Do you have any updates on Bradshaw or Hosley?
A: Bradshaw at this point, they’re still doing things, but they’re calling it a right hand contusion, and I haven’t heard anything else. Hosley, they’re going to deal with this as a turf-toe kind of an issue. It’s a toe issue. Hopefully nothing will turn up in terms of all the tests, and then it’s going to be something that is going to be very sore, there’s no doubt. How he is able to deal with it will indicate how fast he can get back on the practice field.
Q: Did Hosley do that on his interception return?
A: I don’t know when he did it. I’m not sure he does. He had a couple of punt returns, and that play, and he only played seven plays from scrimmage. Where it occurred, as far I know, he did not clarify exactly when it happened.
Q: Thoughts on the rest of the defense besides the starters getting after the quarterback later in the game, like
A: I think that, in particular, your second and third offensive lines have a lot on their plate to deal with right away. I think that our scheme was basically the same. We didn’t have to employ as much pressure as the Jets did, but we still moved our people around, and our people got around the edge, and that’s basically what it was. Will Hill was able to pressure, and (Adewale) Ojomo did well, he had a couple of really good rushes.
Q: Thoughts on
A: Again, David had an opportunity or two, not many, but he did have a couple, and he looked pretty good running up in there on those opportunities. Danny had maybe one or two runs that were pretty good, we didn’t have any really breakout runs to speak of. As I said, there weren’t many. It was pretty inconsistent, and some choppiness. Each one of the guys seemed to have a play or two that was good and a play or two that was bad.
Q: Thoughts on David Wilson in other aspects of the game:
A: He had a nice pass protection pickup. He probably should’ve stayed up and not tried to cut the rusher, but he did. He knew who he had, and he came over with aggressiveness, and so he did understand that aspect of pass protection, which is a good thing.
Q: The third preseason game is usually when the starters play more than they have before. Are you going to let them play more?
A: We usually do that. We’ll play up to the half with our starters, and see where we are at that point in time. I don’t usually go much beyond that.
Q: Any updates on
A: No, just that they’re going to be sore. Herzlich has the hip-pointer, and Adrian (Tracy) has a little bit of a hamstring. They need to get back out on the field, and they both know it. It’s a shame that that happened, especially as quickly as it did last night without many reps. I’m hoping they can play through some of this.
Q: Thoughts on the video of players pulling a prank involving an ice-tub, and being put up on the Internet:
A: I’m learning about that today, I really didn’t have any information about that until maybe an hour ago, an hour before this conference call. I’m going to look into it; I’m going to talk to the parties involved. As I understand it, there were some parts that were inappropriate, and anything that occurs within this family or within our group should not be a part of any social media aspect. I’m going to address that strongly, and I’ve spent a little time on that this preseason, but I’ll look into it further.