Q: You have until Tuesday for the first set of roster moves. Do you anticipate going all the way until Tuesday or do you think there would be some before?
BB: There could be some before, but I'm sure there will be some on Tuesday as well.
Q: Going back to the challenge flag in the Carolina game – did you not have it in your sock? I know you usually have it there and I'm wondering if maybe that was part of the delay in throwing it?
BB: It was [inaudible] indecisive on whether or not to throw it, but Dave [Equipment Manager Dave Schoenfeld] got it right away. It wasn't a problem.
Q: In terms of going over the game film, what are one or two takeaways that you think are good teaching points from that game?
BB: I think there are a lot of things, really. There are great teaching points on every play. As I said going in to the game, Carolina was different than the other two teams we've seen, so we had different calls and different things that we had to do on plays that [inaudible]. Some of them we did well; others, not so well. It would be something on everything, but overall the way the team approached the game, their preparation, practice, the overall energy in the game, I thought there were some good things to talk about there, too.
Q: Yesterday you were asked about the offensive line shuffling. Specifically at the center and right guard spots, have you seen any separation there or do you need to see more to determine the top guy at those two spots?
Q: On the new practice squad rules, how much of a benefit do you think that will be for teams to be able to now add two players with a couple years' experience to their scout team?
BB: I think there's some. Overall, it's still fairly marginal. You know, there's some. I mean, you're talking about guys who are the whatever, 54th, 55th, 56th players, so they're part of the team and all that, but if they were higher than that they wouldn't be in that position, so that's what we're talking about. But I think a lot of those players would be the type of players that would get signed early in the season anyway. When teams have injuries, those type of guys that were probably the 53rd, 54th, 55th last cut type of players at the 53 cut. And if they weren't eligible be on the practice squad like in previous years, then those are some of the guys that would be signed or picked up at that point like a
BB: You can go back over the last 15 years and find dozens of players who have been in that situation for us and have gone on to play a lot of good football –
Q: Do you have any impressions on a first look on
BB: There's a little bit of transition within the systems, but I wouldn't say that it's that dramatic. [Inaudibe] I don't think it's the same but it's not that dramatic. The big thing is that Jerel just hasn't played. This is the first week he's practiced or played, kind of similar to a couple other players that we brought into camp like
Q: What's your take on how
BB: Vince has done everything pretty much since the last week or so of OTAs. He's done everything with the team, no real restrictions. He hasn't really missed any time or anything. He's been out there and worked hard. He's getting himself ready for the season as he should be. He's done a solid job of getting himself back and getting ready to play football this year. We'll see how it goes going forward. I have no issues with him, I think he's worked very hard coming back from the injury he had last year and be ready to go this season.
Q: Has he performed well in terms of what you've seen to this point?
BB: It's preseason. Let's not confuse preseason with regular season. He's done everything we've asked him to do. He's been out there and participated. He played in all three preseason games. We're all getting ready for the regular season, but we'll see what happens when the regular season starts for all of us – players, coaches, rookies veterans, everybody. That's when we'll really see where everybody is. I don't think anybody knows where they are right now.
Q: Physically he's looked good to you?
BB: He's done everything we've asked him to do.
BB: I think that [inaudible] going back to OTAs and training camp, working against our players as you said, as we know with different competition. He's made progress on a daily basis really. He goes out on the field and you can see improvements. He works hard, he's very conscientious, very attentive, really tries to do things right. He just has a lot of things to work on and he's playing against a different level of players than he has in the past. He's really done a good job of all the things we've asked him to do but it's a big jump. He's gaining on it, I'll definitely say that. He's definitely gaining on it.