Phillips said they don't bring a guy over to be a backup and he can't make that transition he would be moved back to the defensive side of the ball. What is the hardest part in such a transition? "It's no longer good just to be big and strong," Summers said. "Your body has to be in the right position so you have to learn mechanical application and learn the combinations. Then you have to learn the language which is comepletely different than anything they did on defense because all five guy have to be communicating on each play. And then he has to understand the controled effort that it take to be good on offense."
How much do your guys who are new to and you them take to the teaching techniques. "Right now they all willing learners at this point and they are trying really hard. They want to do things the way I want them done but we are a long way from reaching that point. But it's the first day and the best thing I can is we are better today than we were yesterday."
Summers said of the sixteen guys he's working with he said some guys learn quicker than others and individually a few are closer the where they need to be. The offensive line is not gauged on the individual performances and collectively they have a long way to go to be an effective line.