O'Sullivan: A backup again

J.T. O'Sullivan talks Tuesday about his demotion to backup quarterback with the 49ers.

Q: What's your reaction to the quarterback change?
O'Sullivan:
Just disappointed.

Q: Were there any reasons given as to why there was a change?
O'Sullivan:
Just what he said right there. My conversations were with Coach [Mike] Martz and Coach [Ted] Tollner. From that point, [I'm] just going to try to get into my role and be ready when and if the time comes.

Q: It must be frustrating to have a long NFL journey, then start eight games and have the spot taken out from under you?
O'Sullivan:
Just that, disappointed. But understanding that the season's not over, my job might not be the same, and I'm going to prepare just like I'm going out there to play.

Q: Did you notice – did Mike [Martz] change the way he called the game once Shaun Hill got in?
O'Sullivan:
I didn't. I don't know if I evaluated it like that.

Q: Would you look at the quarterback position as still fluid – that there's a chance that you might get back in and play this season?
O'Sullivan:
I think every backup in the league thinks like that. You have to be ready to take advantage of an opportunity if it comes.


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