Insider Notes: Jim Fassel

Head coach Jim Fassel comments on new DE Byron Frisch, the state of the team, and his weekend off to see his on the gridiron.

Head coach Jim Fassel said newly-signed Byron Frisch will play defensive end. He joined the team Tuesday, when Keith Hamilton was placed on injured reserve.

"He's an athlete," Fassel said. "I like what I saw in him. He has a motor. He might be a defensive lineman and also help us on special teams."

Frisch said he believes he can contribute against the Eagles on Monday Night Football.

"I'm lucky I came in on the bye week because I have some time to learn the terms they use here," Frisch said. "I've pass-rushed against (Philadelphia tackle) Tre Thomas quite a few times. I think I can be effective and help this team."

Fassel said Dwight Johnson, who played end against Atlanta, will move inside to tackle with the arrival of Frisch.

Fassel on the state of the team: "I'm not happy being 3-3. It's basically because we've been inconsistent in our performance. I know I'm being a little unrealistic, because everybody is that way to a degree. I told the team this morning that the most important thing to me is that this is a race in this league to see who can continue to improve and be consistent."

Fassel is traveling to Boston this weekend to see his youngest son, Mike, play for Boston College against Navy.


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