RB-JOSEPH ADDAI (on putting last year behind the team) *Sunday, August 2, 2009 *
"I think the biggest thing to focus on is that it's a new year. Regardless, in football (or) life, regardless we have a chance to start over so you have to take something positive out of it. That's the positive thing, is that you can start over and kind of work on those small things. I wish it would've been better (last year), yeah, but I think those kind of things in life make you stronger (to) see how you can handle it after the fact."
RB-JOSEPH ADDAI (on helping rookie Donald Brown) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"The crazy thing, when I first got here I talked to Edge (former Colts running back Edgerrin James) a lot. I talked to Edge and I was behind Dom (former Colts running back Dominic Rhodes). You have a teacher that teaches you and now as you get older you have to be a teacher no matter what's going on or no matter how people might put the situation. He comes to me asking me questions I'm going to give him the answers. Like I said, it's a team thing regardless of what's going on. It's a team thing. It's what's best for the team to try to win games."
RB-JOSEPH ADDAI (on who was to blame for the Colts' running struggles last season) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"I think it was more of a group thing. In many ways, you could point things out but I mean, we all take the blame and I think that kind of shows leadership about this team that everybody takes the blame and not one person. Like I said, you kind of have to get some of those things and worry about this new year and start off fresh."
WR-ANTHONY GONZALEZ (on having Peyton back in training camp) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"Yeah, it makes a big difference. It's amazing. I mean, obviously (Jim) Sorgi did a great job for us last year but Peyton is our captain, offensive captain and unquestionably our leader. To have him back there this year as opposed to last year, I think it's only going to help us in the long run. If you remember, we started out a little slow but it's just great to have him back."
WR-ANTHONY GONZALEZ (on playing multiple receiver positions) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"No question. Playing all the positions is probably the quickest way to learn the offense entirely I would say. The way our system is, everybody can play every position but the reality is you tend to focus on the one you know you're going to be playing so having the opportunity my rookie year and then again a little bit last year to play both outside and inside has done nothing but help my understanding, my learning really."
WR-ANTHONY GONZALEZ (on continuing to develop as a receiver) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"I think so. The neat thing about football is I don't think anybody really figures it out. I mean there are a few guys, obviously Peyton has seemed to have figured it out, Reggie seems to have figured it out but in terms of not learning anything, I bet Peyton (would) say he learns something every day he comes out. That's the neat thing about football is you can always, no matter how good or bad you are, you can always improve on something. That's kind of one of the things I like about it. Everyday is different. You never know."
WR-ANTHONY GONZALEZ (on playing in the Colts offense) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"I think one of the most fun things about this offense for a receiver is you know you're going to get whatever you deserve. If you're getting open, making plays (and) making catches, you're going to get more. You're going to get more catches. You're going to get more balls thrown your way, more opportunities. If you're not, then you're not. I remember Cris Carter told me that before the draft. I saw him at dinner one night and he said, 'You're going to love the NFL.' I said, 'Why's that?' He said 'Because you get exactly what you deserve.' And he's right. I mean, he's absolutely correct. That's how it works in this league."
WR-ANTHONY GONZALEZ (on the difference of being a veteran and being a rookie) Sunday, August 2, 2009
"There are quite a few differences. Rookie year, your main focus at least mine, was more not to screw up than to do anything other than that. Now it kind of shifts the older you get and you kind of go with now the focus is I'm trying to make plays opposed to I'm trying to not screw up. I don't know which mindset is more productive but at the end of the day it's more comfortable now in my third year around."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on if he is looking forward to full pads)
"I am. I can take some frustration out that has been built up for a while."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on how he feels about having Coach Caldwell out at practice versus Coach Dungy)
"It was great. Jim is the same type of guy, so it's not like a big difference. He has his style of doing things. He likes to bring guys up to make sure we understand right before the period, which is good. You know he has his own style but I think it's good."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on the difference in having 300-pound tackle as opposed to having lighter tackles)
"I mean I don't know where we were at percentage wise on third and one and those situations, but you always try to improve as a defense. We'll try this out (300-pound defensive tackles) and see how that works. These guys have been playing great for us from years past, and Big Mook (Antonio Johnson) did a great job last year. I think we'll be alright and we are always up to try something new. This is new for us to have guys over three hundred pounds, but the coaches and management know what they're doing."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on how he will approach this year)
"I pretty much take it the same way I take every season. I take it one game at a time, one practice at a time one play at a time and we'll see what happens. You never know what is going to happen in the season. There are ups and downs, and you know not everything is going to go well for you all the time."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on how he feels to be back in camp)
"To be honest just to be organized again and have that structure, I'm pretty happy about it. Ask me a week from now or a week and a half from now and I might be a little bit different. Just to be out here with the guys and to get back at it. I love it."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on what he thinks of Larry Coyer)
"He's old school. He's completely different from Meeks, but he has his own style and he's old school. I like to sit down there with him because he has so much knowledge and so much experience, so you can kind of pick his brain. That's what I like to do. I like to sit there and talk to him."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on if a old school guy is what this defense needs right now)
"Here's the thing. When I say old school, I say old school from the stand point of he's been around. That doesn't necessarily mean that he coaches old school. Times have changed and things change in the game, and he's been great so far at changing times. He likes to get the guys that want to make plays in a position to make plays."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on if he is a twitter kind of person)
"No, I do not twitter. I like my privacy. I like to keep some part of my life private, and I don't what everybody following me, knowing when my next move is. That's when you get stalkers and I don't need all of that. I just keep it low profile as much as I can."
DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on coming in to camp healthy)
"It's huge. When you come into camp healthy you have that momentum. All those off-season work outs and training can be used to build something up special. When you have an injury in the pre-season, the training is a little bit less and you have to manage the injury, so it kind of takes away from what you really want to do for camp."