(on update on OT-Charlie Johnson) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"He's progressing nicely. He's coming along and making good progress. He'll be back when he's ready to go."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on impressions of LB-Pat Angerer and LB-Kavell Conner) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"In both cases, young, aggressive, smart players that can do a lot of things. They've certainly been active on special teams, and they've been very active in the play they've gotten in the last few weeks. They are learning and developing, but they are coming along very well. Instinctively, both of them have very good instincts. They may not always step in the right direction, but they make up for it. Overall, they are quick studies and doing well."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he thinks he has a good group of linebackers) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"It's just one of those things where you don't count your eggs before they hatch. That's probably a bad thing to talk about today with all the salmonella. That's not one of those things that you look at and make assessments this early and at this stage in the game. We still have a ways to go yet."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if the team will do what they've done in past seasons and play the starters after halftime in the third preseason game) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"I would anticipate that, but the thing about it is that not everybody is going to be held to that exact same rhythm. But where we can, we will."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on who will be featured on kickoff returns this week) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"We will probably give a couple guys a shot. KR-Brandon (James) will be back there. I think it's all based upon whether they are healthy and they can go, those kinds of things. We'll try to give Brandon a little bit more of a dose this week."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on young defensive ends facing a big challenge when they enter the league) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"It is. You're facing bigger, faster guys that give you a little bit more trouble than guys you were accustomed to playing with. We see the best, the biggest and fastest offensive tackles that you are going to see. They have a way of working their techniques, and they are very, very skilled at being able to get themselves in position to keep you away from the quarterback. I do think there is a learning curve."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on what he'll be looking for on Thursday) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"The big thing is execution, effectiveness, team-rhythm. We always look at a number of different things as we go from week-to-week, but this one hopefully you can play guys a little bit longer than they've played previously. So, we're looking for more of an extended, quality effort. I think that's important. Guys are finally getting to the point when they are going to have extended drives. They are going to be required to stay on the field a little more than usual, and within that we want to make certain that they have endurance and stamina, along with executing effectively—offensively, defensively and in our kicking game."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the atmosphere in Green Bay) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"I think it will be fun for our guys. It's a great atmosphere. It's one that will be challenging, it will be stimulating, but our guys typically embrace that kind of atmosphere."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on evaluating the younger players on how they react to the crowd) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"That's part of it. It's more of a learning process for them, but I think they take their lead oftentimes from the veterans. They spend a lot of time watching how they function and react, and our guys have been in a lot of big games, and every single game away from home has this kind of atmosphere, a lot of noise and a lot of venom and certainly a lot of fun."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on younger players appreciating the history of Lambeau Field) Sunday, August 22, 2010
"I would think that the great majority of the guys that are familiar with the game and had an opportunity to watch some of the old footage of the great games that were played up there and the great history as well. I'll give you an example, I wouldn't make that a blanket statement. I remember 12-14 years ago, I was still in college (coaching) and a young man we were recruiting wore number 40, and he had some pretty interesting moves. I was sitting in the living room talking with him, his mom and his dad, and I told him, 'You've got the right number on. A couple moves that you used looked a little bit like Gale Sayers.' And he didn't know who he was. So, I wouldn't say all across the board all of them have great knowledge of it, but they certainly should."