Collins Q and A

"Believe it or not, there is sort of a comfort level there with a guy you really don't know a lot about because you feel like you can put it anywhere around him and he is going to go get it" - QB Kerry Collins on his new receivers

Are you now less confident that this offense will continue to roll?
I still feel good about where we are at. We are having a good week of practice, but obviously we are going to have to change some things up because of our injury situation. But, I don't think it is going to affect us a whole lot. I think we have been playing well offensively and I think we'll have a good shot at playing well on Sunday.

Do you feel this puts more pressure on you?
There is pressure every week. I don't think it does from one week to another. I am not looking at it that way. I think Daryl Jones is going to step in and do a good job. I think the guys we brought in here, I don't know what capacity we are going to use them in just yet, but I think they will do a fine job. We will have them ready to do what they need to do. I still have a lot of guys put there that are playing well right now. I don't think of it that way. I'll play it like I always play it.

Do you have any comfort zone with the new guys?
It's hard to obtain that in just a couple of days. One thing that helps is their size; they are both big guys. Believe it or not, there is sort of a comfort level there with a guy you really don't know a lot about because you feel like you can put it anywhere around him and he is going to go get it. We are working that kind of stuff out and it takes time. Herman has been around for a while. He runs good routes, as does Tony Simmons, and also Derek Dorris knows our offense a little bit. I really feel good about the guys we brought in.

Are you wondering whether we'll see Herman on Sunday, just like everyone else?
We are still trying to figure that out. Whoever we use, they will be ready to play. I am confident of that. I know everybody in here is getting ready to go. I don't think we'll have too much of a problem.

What about looking across the line on Sunday and seeing Jessie Armstead?
I tell you, when I look back on my career, that is one guy that I will say I was proud to play with. The guy is a great competitor. He is really a great guy to have on your team and to be your teammate. I respect the guy tremendously. We know he is going to be talking a lot and he is going to be fired up coming back here. That is great. He adds that to the game. He will be trying to whoop our buts, just like we will be trying to whoop his.


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