Q: What'd you do to the thigh, a charliehorse?
Adam Shada: Just tweaked a hammy a little. It wasn't too serious, I just didn't want to push it and do anything stupid.
Q: How's camp going for you? It's important for you and Charles to get a lot of work in and see where you're at. Where do you think you're at?
Shada: I don't really know, but I think from where we were at before camp started, I think we've taken some positive steps forward mentally and sharpened up some footwork stuff. We've still got a ways to go, but I think we're moving in the right direction. We're both excited to get the season going.
Q: How have you guys been dealing with injuries, you're the spot that's getting hit quite a bit.
Shada: Don't want to get that going yet, but today it looks like we had a couple rough ones, but fortunately none of them were serious and we'll all be fine in a few days. Just looked like that today, but I think we're going to be alright.
Q: How have the young receivers looked?
Shada: I'm really impressed with the young receivers. They've got a confident group of guys, they're all in the Steve Smith mold, small, real quick guys with real good speed. They're tough ones to cover, I think. I think they're doing a great job, I'm not sure what we'll see from them this year, who's doing what, but they've impressed me throughout camp.
Q: Do you prefer the smaller Steve Smith types to Hardy at Indiana? The big guys?
Shada: It depends on how you look at it. I think when you look at those type of players they tend to be lower to the ground, change direction better, that kind of speed. I think they're tough to cover, that mold of receiver is definitely a challenge. I think they're doing well, though.
Q: What are you seeing from the linebackers, trying to replace Abdul and Chad?
Shada: As far as Abdul and Chad go, those two guys are first round picks, second round picks, it's not fair to compare anybody to that. They're doing a great job. Gattas and Klink and Humpal, those guys, not sure who's going to be where, but I'm confident in whoever is in there, because I think they're all doing a great job right now.
Q: Are you getting tired of bumping into each other, you guys excited to get Montana in here and hitting somebody different?
Shada: Absolutely. We've been looking forward to the season for quite a while here. Camp drags out a little bit and it's important that we get our work in. We're definitely ready to get a game going. Not quite ready as a team yet, but we're excited.
Q: Was it refreshing to get a change of venue, get into a real stadium, get the feel of a scrimmage type atmosphere?
Shada: I think it was. It was nice to get that energy, but I think we've still got to step it up as far as energy goes. We weren't as hyped up as we usually get in Kinnick. It was a little flat as far as a scrimmage goes. It was exciting to get them there and get the feet wet a little bit and get excited for the season.