Coach's Corner - Mike Shanahan 8/1/06

Mike Shanahan addresses the media following today's morning session. Check out the full transcripts

Mike Shanahan

On how he expects T Adam Meadows' health to hold up
"You're going to evaluate him every day like every other player. He comes in, and the shoulder obviously has to withstand all the practices that he's going to go through with pads or without. Time will tell."

On how Meadows looked
"I really don't know, to be honest with you. I didn't get to look at him but a couple plays. That's what we do for the next couple hours. We'll go back as a staff and take a look at all of practice. It takes a little time, obviously, to go through everything."

On rookie WR Brandon Marshall
"Brandon has been very impressive. Anytime you're 6'4," 6'5", 230 pounds and you can catch the ball, you're a big target. He's picked things up pretty quickly. When he does catch the ball, it's not easy to bump him. He's had a good camp thus far."

On LB Ian Gold stripping the ball from Marshall downfield in Tuesday morning's practice
"That's why we practice that. We do it all the time. We stress turnovers. During a game, that's usually when it occurs. We've had about three or four so far this year. Hopefully you practice it enough that during the game, people tuck it away. That's the nature of this business. You have to practice at the same level that you're going to play. Usually, guys will be downfield, and they'll give up on the 10 or 15 yard line. That's a good teaching aid that these players have been working on."

On University of Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops attending Tuesday morning's practice
"I spent a couple years at Oklahoma, and of course I followed Bob at Florida. He's a heck of a head coach, and it was good to spend a little time with him last night."

On DE Kenard Lang's status
"Same thing he had yesterday, just a little problem with his stomach. He'll go this afternoon if he feels like he's improved. (We're) a little bit cautious right now. He's not eaten a lot, and I don't want him going out there without having at least some food in his body."

On DE Courtney Brown's status
"Courtney's knee was a little inflamed. As I tell these guys, ‘Don't try to be a warrior right now.' We're going two practices a day or one if you feel like something's a little sore. He's as tough as it gets. I don't want him to just inflame it worse, so I don't think it's anything serious. (Holding him out is) more preventative than anything."

On how the passing game looks
"Pretty good day today. But as a head coach, when the offense plays good, you're mad at the defense. When the defense plays good... So we've got work to do on both sides."



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