Golden talks scrimmage, QB situation, etc

Read on to see what Al Golden is saying about Monday's scrimmage, the quarterback competition, the competition battles at certain spots, and more.

On the scrimmage:
We stayed healthy. We played 32 on defense, and a little more than that on offense. It was a good run. We caught up on film, and I gave them last night off. Then we came out and had two good ones today. There will be no more scrimmages.

On certain guys wearing black jerseys:
Every practice, you earn it, whether it’s black or orange. There are some new faces.

On releasing the next depth chart:
I could release one every day to keep you happy. We have threes and twos in the mix.

On the time-frame to name a QB:
It’s one of those things if you need a drop dead time. We will play it by ear and let if unfold and see where it goes.

On how they’re evaluating the QBs:
We saw a lot today. We’ll grade their completion percentage today, how well they operate, and we’ll go from there. There are lots of plays where it’s 11 on 11 and those plays you can evaluate the quarterbacks.

On Jake Heaps:
He had soreness in his elbow. He consulted with the doctor, and it was mutually decided that was the best decision. He wanted to go. He threw it well today. It was what it was. He had a sore arm, we held him out, and he came back today.

On some positions being up for grabs still:
Some of it will go down to the wire. The kids know that. Some positions, it’ll be like that all year. We like to play a lot of guys. We have a big day tomorrow and then two on Friday before we have Fan Fest and all that.

On Braxton Berrios:
He’s smart and tough. It’s amazing that he’s out there doing what he’s doing. He’s not wearing a brace. He’ll play Z, slot, special teams, not afraid to block. I’ve been impressed.

On the high number of sacks:
We’re getting a better rush from four and that helped and some were coverage sacks. A lot of it came down to that. I’m encouraged. We have a long way to go but we’ve been getting after the quarterback. That’s good news and bad news as a head coach. We have things to fix on offense.

On Brad Kaaya:
We’re trying to shake him up, test him every day, use all of our experience to guide him through this. He’s very poised and unflappable at times. I thought he played well. His consistency is there.

On Kevin Olsen:
Kevin’s doing a good job. He had a good summer. He’s getting stronger. He’s made a long term commitment, and is getting better every day. He’s been sharp in the meeting rooms. I’m excited about the direction he’s going in.

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