Head Coach Jim Caldwell Quotes

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if WR-Anthony Gonzalez’s best football is still in front of him) Thursday, December 2, 2010 “I think so. I think when you look at it, every time he’s out on the field, typically he’s going to make some big plays, not just one or two.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if WR-Anthony Gonzalez's best football is still in front of him) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"I think so. I think when you look at it, every time he's out on the field, typically he's going to make some big plays, not just one or two. I think he does a very fine job of being able to catch the ball and run after the catch and do a number of things that would lead you to think that. He's a young guy, and I think his best football is ahead of him."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on injuries just happen in the NFL) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"It's really part of the game. You hope it's not a significant one. They all are bumped and bruised and have things that they have to deal with, but he's just had the misfortune of having a couple that have sidelined him for the rest of the year. Hopefully, he's had his run of it, and he'll be back and healthy and be able to be as productive as he has always been."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on his assessment of the team's return game) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"We haven't gotten it to where it is consistently functioning well and not looking for any excuses why. That's something that we continue to work on and continue to try and get a little better at. There were a couple of games where we did pretty well and then we had a little drop off. Our goal is to see if we can get back to being a bit more productive than we've been previously."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on WR-Brandon James) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"It's just one of those situations where you have to evaluate and make an assessment and make a decision accordingly."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he has heard back from the league about the possible pass interference penalty in Sunday's game where the Chargers returned an interception for a touchdown) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Yes. They said it should have been called."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if they told him what should have been called on the play when San Diego returned the interception for a touchdown) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Defensive pass interference."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how many plays do they send into the league every week to review and what kind of plays do they send in) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"You're allowed a maximum of 10. It could be ones you have questions about whether or not there was an infraction that wasn't called or there was an infraction that was called, but really, you didn't think it was. It goes both ways. Sometimes it's just a question on a ruling. They typically respond that way. They respond, and you get a good explanation. You get a response to the question you asked and it's thorough in most cases."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if it is good to get assurance) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"It doesn't change anything. It would be different if they would replay it, but that's not the case."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on an update on DB-Bob Sanders) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"He has not gone to get the final checkup. He's here. He's rehabbing. He looks good, but at some point in time here, I'm not sure if there was an exact week put on it whether it was this week or next week when he'll get that evaluation, but it should be forthcoming. Once that is determined, we kind of get a real good idea of what the outlook looks like, in terms of whether or not he'll be able to start and when, in terms of practice, then it goes to the next phase. He'll practice, run around and see how he does and see if there are complications. It's a progression."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on an update on WR-Austin Collie) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"He did a little bit in practice, and then he did a little extra work on his own. He's just kind of getting a good sense of how he's coming along. There has not been a declaration as of yet. He's continuing to be evaluated. As soon as we do have one, we'll certainly get it out there as quickly as we can."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on they really won't know if Austin Collie is all the way back until he gets in a game and gets hit) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"For the most part, I think that's always a question. I think that's regardless of the injury. I think when guys even have surgery on their knee, there is some question about whether or not they can make the same cut they used to make until they actually do it. You can't recreate that sometimes. That's a situation where you can't functionally go out and recreate that situation. The great thing about our doctors is that they are very, very good at what they do, and nowadays they have a number of different ways to test. I think that is a good thing. He is still going through that process."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on WR-Austin Collie pushing himself to get back) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"You better believe it. In every phase, he's just one of those guys that works so hard to get back. It means so much to him. He's got a Type-A personality and has a great passion for playing the game, and he's trying everything he possibly can to get back out there."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he is happy how the team has reacted to the up-and-down year) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"I think they've certainly displayed, despite some adversity, that they are able to fight and hang in there and play together. I think that's been something we've really been proud of. They've given great effort. But all-in-all, happy wouldn't be the word that I would utilize in that particular case to describe it because we want to win. That's the most important thing. That's when you're happy. You're happy when you are winning. We still have some things to get straightened out, but I think our guys have the right attitude. I think they have the right determination. They have been able to turn disappointment into determination anytime that we have had a setback."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the team has not spent any time pointing fingers at one another to explain the uneven play) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"I think it's a great example of guys that band together instead as opposed to separating. Having tough times like this oftentimes brings out the worst in individuals and players and coaches alike. It's not just limited to players. But our guys have been able to hang in there, fight together and really get determined and focused on what we are trying to accomplish. We have been able to practice well. Our meetings have been solid. We haven't had a real dip, in terms of discipline, in that area. I think that's commendable, but like I said, we've got to win."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay joining twitter and if he has any plans to) Thursday, December 2, 2010

"I know a lot of people do it. It's something that is extremely popular and it also has some social significance, and I also understand that there is some goodwill involved with some of the folks that do it, they do it for certain causes and things of that nature. I don't plan to follow suit. Our owner stays abreast of all the current happenings that are going on out there from a social network standpoint. I'm certain it will be a productive site."

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