VIDEO: Mazzone on Offense

SEP. 7 -- The OC talks about the improvement from the offense and quarterback Brett Hundley...

Noel Mazzone talks about the improved offense against Memphis:


On Jake Brendel returning:
Having Jake back, I know one thing, it has a hell of a lot more calming effect on me. I don't know about the other guys, but I feel better with him in there.

On Scott Quessenberry:
I thought he did a nice job. I'll have to go back and look at the tape, but I feel good about him. I think all those guys, the more they play next to each other and communicate, they'll start to gel a little and it excites me.

On Thomas Duarte:
That's why we recruited him and why he came here to play. That position has to be productive for us. The inside guys, I think Devin (Fuller) caught about nine. The inside guys make us go in the passing game. It was nice to see both him and Devin. Brett is starting to feel real good with those guys. I was really happy how TD played, because he missed a little time in camp with a bad hamstring and he hadn't practiced as much and he made a lot of progress from last week to this week and really took his coaching.

On Paul Perkins:
I liked him. I'd still like a little more production out of our running game. We've always been able to run the football, but that's an area that's a work in progress in that spot. I was happy. I saw Starks was in a couple of times and I think he did a couple of nice things. We have to get better in that area.

On if he was happy with the offensive tempo:
The first half I really was. That was a key, I think we were snapping with 20-25 seconds left on the play clock, so I was happy with that.

On Hundley's performance:
I think he felt more comfortable and with the five guys in front of him. I liked that he has confidence in throwing the ball down the field. He made some really good ones. I wish he'd hit that one to Devin Fuller before the end of the half. He barely missed that one. He's not a bad little player. I don't know how many completions he had. 33? That's not a bad night.

On using Myles Jack on offense:
That was kind of fun. I wish I had used it a little more. He's got to play defense too but I was happy and it was cool to hand it to him a few times, we have to do more of that.

On if he's holding some things back on offense:
I don't think we're at the point we can hold things back. We take it every day at a time and every game at a time and move on to the next one.

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