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Head Coach Jim Caldwell

(on –what he sees from Washington defense) “They are probably a lot like we saw last week, I think; a team that has talent, a superior pass rush and obviously they have a pretty veteran team over there.

(on –what he sees from Washington defense) * *

"They are probably a lot like we saw last week, I think; a team that has talent, a superior pass rush and obviously they have a pretty veteran team over there. London Fletcher has been around a while and certainly does a great job of directing traffic for them. They have some good players on their perimeter. (LaRon) Landry is a heck of a player. (DeAngelo) Hall is a very, very talented cover guy. They find a way to keep you in front of them and bottled up. They do not make a whole lot of mistakes. It will be imperative that we finish drives off and we know that won't be easy."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Colts' running back availability)

"Last week it took us all the way up to the ninth hour and I would not suspect this week will be any different, to be honest with you."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –if running back availability changes what Colts' approach is)

"There are always certain considerations that you have to take into and add to the thought process because they have different skill sets. So, there are some things you have to look at a little bit differently, but for the most part we don't change a whole lot. They adapt pretty well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –the guy that is expected to play the running back position )

"In most cases we get the kind of performance we are looking for. Guys step up and are able to fill the void and do their job."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –what Donovan McNabb brings to the game)

"He is highly experienced, obviously. He is a guy that has been through a lot, just in terms of his years of service. He has a great understanding of himself as well as their scheme. He has a very strong arm. He is a guy that can get the ball down the field. He'll put it in the air sometimes 60-65 yards. He can buy time with his feet and extend plays which really is dangerous because oftentimes he will force you to think about coming out of your coverage, but the fact of the matter is he is still looking to throw the ball downfield. So you have to make certain you keep things in front of you and then you couple that with the fact that he is averaging 7.6 yards a carry. He can do a lot of damage when you think 'Hey, we'll back off of him and make him throw,' (because) he can get up the field and convert some third downs on you that keeps the ball moving. So he is tough to handle."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –update on Anthony Gonzalez)

"He has moved to field work. I think that's what the release had said and that's what he will do and we will see how he progresses."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –if it is different going up against a team, like the Redskins, every four years)

"Obviously, you do not know them as well as you know people in your division or those that you have played on a consistent basis over the years. That's what I think makes the game exciting. It gives us a chance to see a little different group of guys, a change in schematics and it gives us a real challenge in that regard. Film study these days certainly affords everyone the opportunity to prepare for the opposition pretty thoroughly."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –if the Washington offense is similar to what Mike Shanahan ran in his years at Denver)

"A pretty fair amount. That is pretty much their core with what they do how they go about it. There are a lot of similarities."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –if the blocking schemes are also the same run in Denver)

"Sometimes in terms of personnel, they may do things a little bit differently, but for the most part it is a similar scheme to what they used in Denver."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Colts red zone opportunities against Kansas City)

"I think that anytime you are forced to kick a lot of field goals, now we are thankful we were able to go 4-for-4 in that situation, it keeps whoever you are playing right there within striking distance. That is why you need to convert and score touchdowns as opposed to field goals when you are down in that area. First of all, it is precious ground. It is very, very difficult to get there and when you do get there you certainly want it to pay dividends I should say. For us, that is extremely important. It is something we talk about on a weekly basis."

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