RASHARD MENDENHALL, RB
Q: What are your expectations in the game?
A: I don't really have too many right now. I'm expecting to have a good game. I'm not sure how long I'm going to be out there, how many carries, or what's going to happen. I'm just trying to play sound football.
Q: Are you getting pumped? Or is it like another practice?
A: Nah, it's not a practice, but it doesn't hit you until you run out of that tunnel on Friday, so I'll just wait until that time.
MIKE POTTS, QB
Q: How big a deal is this game?
A: Ah, it's pretty big. Like some of the guys were saying: For some of the rookies, the preseason is pretty much like your Super Bowl. You've got to get it done then. It's big, but I can't put too much pressure on myself.
Q: Easy to say, but will you sleep?
A: I'll be fine. I've been sleeping well. They've got us going all day long, so you get pretty worn out.
Q: Coach gives you the benefit of the doubt since you went to William and Mary, doesn't he?
A: I don't know.
Q: That's what he said when you threw the TD pass the other day. But it won't be a factor on cutdown day, will it?
A: Hey, I hope so. I'll use anything I can use.
Q: How's your understanding?
A: It's good. I know pretty much everything. We have pretty much everything installed in the offense. I just need to put that to work Friday night.
ROY LEWIS, DB
Q: See the coach praised you in the Post-Gazette?
A: Oh, really? I don't read the papers.
Q: I shouldn't have told you.
A: Yeah, you shouldn't have told me that.
Q: Are you doing that well?
A: I guess. I don't like to really measure how I'm doing personally. I just like to come out here and make plays when they come to me, and work hard. That's the name of the game, especially in my position as a rookie free agent. I just feel like my job here is to try to make this team the best I can, and set my bar high individually because I know it's a big task in front of me.
Q: Is this game big for you?
A: I'm looking at this like this is serious. This is it. You have to play. That's the way it is. Every preseason game is a test and we have four tests before they make final cuts. My job is to ace every one of those tests.
Q: You're playing safety. Aren't you a corner?
A: Yeah. I'm getting a little bit of a run at safety and corner, which is great. I played safety and linebacker back in high school and converted over to DB during college, so I get a chance to get both in. That will only make me a better all-around player.
Q: Play safety at Washington?
A: No. Sometimes they had me in the nickel package dropping deep playing a half-field type of coverage, but, no, no safety.
Q: Is it a good sign that they're moving you around?
A: Oh, yeah. It's always good to have position flexibility, you know, be able to fill those voids, those gaps, those holes where needed and help this team out anyway I can.