Practicing this week is part of the rehab. Its part of what we're trying to go through to get ready to play. I know I'm listed as questionable, but I'm going to prepare as if I'm the starter this week and by the end of the week I'm sure we'll make a decision and it will be a game time decision whether or not I can go.
Wednesday and Thursday everything went up to maybe 25 yards a rep and by Sunday it was all out throwing all routes. They were 40-45 yard throws and things like that, so I think things have gone surprisingly well. I think I have surprised the doctors.
I think the question is does a week really make a difference? That's the question. Functional-wise and my shoulder, and the type of movement that it has to make and the functionality of my shoulder, I don't think a week makes a difference. Obviously a week makes a difference if you don't get hit on, if you don't do anything, but that's not where we are right now. This is the game of football and you do play hurt. You play not at 100%. I don't feel like I'm hurt, I feel like this is an obstacle that I have had to overcome and thank goodness it wasn't an obstacle like last year that put me out for a longer period of time. Now I have to deal with it like other minor injuries like tendonitis and deep, bone bruises, you fight through them Basically I feel like how I felt the first half of the Buffalo game. Everything feels good, I can make all throws. But I don't feel like I'm coming into training camp with six months off and just feeling fresh. You're at the latter part of the season now and none of my teammates feel fresh. You just prepare, get ready for game day and on game day you just go into such a deep focus none of that really matters any more.