Asst. Head Coach Jim Caldwell Monday Quotes

  ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on what he expects when the players return on Wednesday) “In terms of preparation, we are hard at trying to get our game-plan together today.  Today is a long day in terms of preparation.


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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on what he expects when the players return on Wednesday)

"In terms of preparation, we are hard at trying to get our game-plan together today.  Today is a long day in terms of preparation.  Players are off as you know.  What we are trying to do is get ourselves ready to practice on Wednesday.  Our Wednesday practice will be like our typical Wednesday practice, players are off again tomorrow as well, so it should give our coaching staff a chance to have things in place when they return."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if having Tuesday off will impact the team)

"We're going to use today as our Tuesday.  This week will be a little bit more compressed just in terms of the time period that we have to work with.  We will try to do everything within today, which will make for a pretty long day."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how they will play this game vs. Arizona)

"Coach [Tony] Dungy had said early on that he was going to treat the final two games as preseason games, so I would anticipate we would be somewhere in that vein."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how losing two games has affected the Colts)

"Well as I said before, we are treating these last two games just like preseason games for the most part.  Certainly we're trying to get some improvement in certain areas and trying to keep our guys as sharp as we possibly can.  So you have to put it in that perspective.  It's not a situation where we're playing our starters the entire game all the way through."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the support Tony Dungy has received)

"I think he's certainly had a feel for the number of people across the country that certainly respect him and are praying for him and supporting him.  I think most of us that have had the opportunity to talk with him have been passing on the well wishes and condolences from so many people from across the country.  I told him about the game, every official wanted to make certain that we passed on their condolences and all of the coaches on the Seattle staff and the volume of emails and letters and calls that he's receiving is absolutely amazing and I'm certain it's comforting to him.  I think tomorrow his football family will also have an opportunity to join him."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the team needing to be with Tony Dungy)

"I think it's a two-way street.  I think it will be great for Coach [Tony] Dungy and I think it will also be great for our team, our coaching staff and also those people in the building that work with him day-to-day."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how he has handled this situation)

"As I've said before, the focus should not be on me, because what I have to do is certainly not near as difficult as what (Coach Dungy's) going through right now.  That's the tough task.  My task is more or less just following exactly what he had laid out for us to do.  He's very well organized and he looks ahead quite often and puts things in place for us to follow and that's basically all we have to do.  With a staff of veteran guys that have been around a long time and know how to work and get things put together on both sides of the ball, it makes things pretty easy."

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on what the team can take from the game as a positive)

"Well I think the first unit, when QB-Peyton [Manning] was in there, they moved the ball up and down the field, we just didn't finish the drives the way we'd like.  QB-Jim Sorgi I thought was encouraging, WR-Troy Walters had a very fine game, WR [Brandon

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