HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Jeff Saturday's progress yesterday) * *
"For the amount that he did, he did well. He's improving and he's improving rapidly."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Jeff Saturday's being ready for Houston game)
"We are just taking it one day at a time to see how far along he can come."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Charlie Johnson's progress)
"He is improving and coming along. His rehab is going well at this stage."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –offensive line being better with Saturday and Johnson healthy)
"It is a lot of experience and certainly, they have been outstanding players for us, but yes, absolutely, they can help us."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –how many running backs the team will carry)
"We are really not certain about numbers. A lot of that just depends on what happens here during the next couple of days or so. Those two guys (Devin Moore and Javarris James) have certainly shown some spurts and maybe have not been given an opportunity to get an extended amount of work, but they will on tomorrow night. That will be part of the evaluation process, but both of them are very capable."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –the number of positions that are open)
"I can't put a number on it. You have to play the game and after you finish, you have to take a look at where you are and make your assessments from that point on."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –seeing a guy make the team because of performance in the fourth preseason game)
"Ironically, this morning we went through a couple of scenarios and showed a few film clips of guys that had gotten to the last couple games of the preseason that made everyone stand up and take notice. We worked our way back through the years, through the archives, and just touched on a few guys. Justin Snow was a young long-snapper and short-snapper that did a very good job and certainly made people take notice. In 2001, Dominic Rhodes certainly did a tremendous job in those preseason games and found a way to make the team. Brad Pyatt, as you mentioned in 2003, along with Aaron Moorehead. Moorehead made the catch behind his back and you guys probably recall that. We just kind of went through a number of guys who did that. Jeff Saturday would be one. Gary Brackett in 2003 would be another. Melvin Bullitt in 2007 and Jamie Silva in 2008. There are a number of different people that we can identify and say 'Hey, take a look at the film' and see they went out and certainly did a great job. In the final game of the season they opened up everyone's eyes to say this guy has been doing it consistently and he can help us."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –if he showed the players or coaches)
"I showed the players. As an example, because oftentimes you can talk about it, but as the old saying goes, 'A picture is worth 1,000 words.' Not all of those (previously mentioned) individuals did we show a clip on, but a great majority of them."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on –Green Bay score not sitting well with the team)
"(That) never sits well. To think that we do not pay attention to the scoreboard, we do. We have some pride in how we play. That just shows we have a lot of work to do."