Edwards on Pennington's return

Q)Will Chad Pennington start on Sunday?<p>

Edwards: Yeah, he's playing.

Q)What went into the decision…

Edwards: He was ready to play.

Q)What does it mean to have him back on the field?

Edwards: We'll find out Sunday, to be quite honest. Hopefully, it will give us some adrenaline and excitement.

Q)What intangibles does Chad bring to the table?

Edwards: His ability in the huddle, his ability to get us out of things when he's over the ball, the ability to change the play when he has to. He's really familiar with the offense. He's a student of the game, very, very smart. He can do some things that a quarterback without his experience could not do. That's what he brings to the table.

Q)Have you had a heart-to-heart conversation with Chad?

Edwards: Yeah, we had it. We had it yesterday. That's between Chad and me. It's not for public knowledge of what we talked about. You don't go in someone's house and ask what you and your wife talked about or what you and your son talked about.

Q)When was your mind set that Chad was going to start this week?

Edwards: My mind was set last week, but he had to go through the steps of making me believe he could do it. The only way he could do that is go practice. You can't talk about it, you have to go practice. When practice ends, you find out how he feels. How did he do in practice? You've got to get some confidence in yourself that you can do it. You have to go through the process of practice. That's my opinion.

Q)What do you expect from him this week?

Edwards: I know he's not going to be perfect either this week. He's missed three weeks of football so he won't be perfect. That's okay, you're going to have to live with that. That's part of the deal when a guy gets injured. You don't anticipate him to be in the same form he was when he was playing every week. That's something you have to understand as a coach, as a team. That's okay, you have to live with that.


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