On losing the two receivers early:
It’s the next man up mentality. We’re seeing that around the building. Guys worked hard during camp to give themselves a chance. When you recruit like we have, the next guy up should be pretty good. We’re banking on Tyre to step up, for Cager to play good, and for Langham to play.
On Lawrence Cager getting playing time:
He did. He just didn’t get any targets. Choc (Trayone Gray) got the targets.
On the backup tight ends:
I thought they did OK. I think for the first time we graded them and they know the areas where they need to improve. It looks better this week. You improve every week.
On resting Rashawn Scott at practice today:
We got the whole GPS device also. There are a lot of things that play into that. Guys who practice extremely well and exerted themselves, we feel like we can give them a breather. That’s something new that we haven’t had in the past.
On Scott being the go to guy now:
I’d like to sit here and say yes. At the same time, there were a couple that got away from him. That’s the standard we’re holding him to. Everyone drops balls here and there. He holds himself to that standard. I want to see him do it this week and next week, and 13 games into the season.
On Mark Walton’s game:
We liked the way he played. He plays with an edge to him. He’s a very positive young man with a championship mentality.
On who the starter is at RB:
Joe’s got the start. Those two are really, if you see Joe you’ll see Mark next to him. I think Joe will get the nod but who knows. What we come out in will determine it. I think we put ourselves in a position where we can play multiple running backs because those guys are good players. Their development with Coach Ice has been great.