Houston Coach Dom Capers Q and A

"I think that, in Kerry you measure a man by how he bounces back when he has been knocked down and he has really bounced back and it says a lot about what he is all about..." - Dom Capers on Giants QB Kerry Collins

Q: Could you talk about the challenge of taking on this Giants team?
A: Well they're a good football team and they have a formula and that formula is a winning formula. They play very good defense, they're hard to get a big play on, they are physical and they play hard. On offense they have a number of weapons. They run the ball and Tiki Barber I have always thought of as a multiple threat. With Shockey emerging the way he has, he is a very talented young man and you can see that. He competes extremely hard. Of course, Kerry is experienced and in knowledge of the offense I think that you are talking about a veteran guy that has some weapons and uses all of the weapons. Amani Toomer is having a good year. I just think that the combination of what they do on offense and defense, they have a formula and that formula has worked for them.

Q: Did you see any of the same intangibles that you saw in Kerry [Collins] in David Carr?
A: Well, Kerry came off a great year with Penn State and they had a great team. He showed the ability to bring them back in some tough games. In the Illinois game, I can remember watching him in that. It's the same way that we that we felt about David. We saw David bring his team back against Colorado State. So they both had very successful senior years and leaders of their offenses. They had the ability to bring their offenses back when they were down late in the game.

Q: How has Kerry changed since he has been with you?
A: I think that Kerry has matured, a lot, like most young players do. We had very good success early and then we kind of fell on hard times a little bit. I think that, in Kerry you measure a man by how he bounces back when he has been knocked down and he has really bounced back and it says a lot about what he is all about.


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