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Head Coach Jim Caldwell

(on his confidence level when K-Adam Vinatieri lines up for a field goal) “Pretty high. We have certainly great faith in him.




"Pretty high. We have certainly great faith in him. He does a tremendous job. He is kicking well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on K-Adam Vinatieri's swagger and confidence)

"I would think that experience, track record and all those things certainly help with that. He has as fine a history of kicking and kicking well as anyone."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on RB-Joseph Addai's status)

"It's always a day-to-day thing, but he practiced yesterday, and I think he felt good. We'll see how he does today."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on RB-Donald Brown's status)

"Day-to-day, as well. He's increasing activity a little bit, so we'll see how he does."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on trying to get RB-Donald Brown and WR-Anthony Gonzalez back quickly without risking further injury)

"Our medical personnel do a great job of monitoring those situations. I think they treat them with the proper amount of care to make certain that that does not happen. I think they are coming along at a good clip, and in most cases, these guys are young and eager to get back out there. You have to hold them back most of the time. I think they are all coming along nicely."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if WR-Pierre Garcon felt good after Sunday's game)

"Yes. Just like anything else, it's still a day-to-day process."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he treats primetime games any differently)

"No, not in terms of preparation or emphasis. Every game is a big game for us. It's always great to have an opportunity to play in the limelight. I think our guys, there is no question they enjoy that. There is no doubt about it. It's one of the reasons they play this game. But we don't go about it any differently, in terms of how we prepare, how we play, what our emphasis is on that particular game."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on having a different schedule on game day with a night game)

"Our schedules adjust because it is a night game, so we meet in the mornings, which is a little different than an afternoon game. But other than that, it doesn't change much."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if the coming bye week comes at a good time this year)

"It's better than having it in the second week of the season or the third week of the season or something of that nature. For us, I think it comes at a pretty good time. Byes are necessary, but sometimes byes also get you out of your rhythm a little bit depending on how it is going leading up to it. This analogy, I don't want it to get mistaken that I'm referring to our players, it's referring to me more so than anything else, but oftentimes, in farming, back in the old days when farmers had a plow horse that was working, they would have to put a yoke on him. So, they'd go out and they'd put the yoke on and they'd work and work and work and then they'd decide to give him one day off, but they'd still go out and put the yoke on him because they knew if they didn't put that yoke on he'd get accustomed to not having it on and rebel and it becomes somewhat of a difficulty because he was out of his routine. That's how I feel sometimes. I like to kind of stay in a routine. I like our in-season routine, the hours, etc., and oftentimes when you get out of that, sometimes it's a little disconcerting."


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