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Head Coach Jim Caldwell Quotes

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the decision to waive OT-Tony Ugoh) “Tony certainly has had a tough stretch here during the preseason, kind of up and down. It was basically (that) we’re just not quite certain of his health.


"Tony certainly has had a tough stretch here during the preseason, kind of up and down. It was basically (that) we're just not quite certain of his health. Consistently he had some problems, and we just weren't quite certain of when he was going to be able to get back, so we had to make a decision."


HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on having a better feel for OT-Charlie Johnson after he practiced yesterday)

"He was better. Today, he'll probably do a little bit more. We're all feeling that he is headed in the right direction."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how C-Jeff Saturday looked in practice yesterday)

"Good. I just think in both cases those guys are kind of working through any issues that they may have, but I think they feel pretty good about where they are."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on offensive line issue being precarious)

"I'm not real certain that in our business you're ever comfortable with anything, any area, at any point in time. If you do get comfortable, you're looking to have some problems. I think that's kind of the nature of the beast. We're always on edge and always trying to make certain that we cover all of our bases. That's part of the position."


"We had a chance to follow his background a little bit, in terms of our personnel department took a good look at him. We know he has ability. We know he is a guy that can move his feet. He played basketball the great majority of the time. He's got a good body, and we think he's got good potential, real good upside. We're anxious about getting an opportunity to put him to work a little bit."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if the talent and depth of the defense is the best since he's joined the Colts)

"I can tell you that we think we have a good defense, there is no question about that. I'm not going to pull any punches about that. I think our depth is good in some areas. In some, we'd like it to be better. I think we're fortunate. That's literally not the tale of the tape, the performance is what counts. Let's see how we play and then let's start to measure it from that point on."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on who the fastest player in the lockerroom is)

"I'm not certain that I can tell you that. Matter of fact, I'm certain if I name one name, I'll probably have five or six guys come up to me and say, 'Hey, he can't outrun me,' because they are pretty competitive. I'm not real sure. We have a lot of guys that have excellent speed. Off the top of my head, I can probably tell you a couple of 40 times that were posted when they came out of college, but we don't time them out here at any point in time."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if 40 times even matter)

"Not when you're running the 100. Particularly not for guys that are in a very confined area that they are responsible for. Quickness and agility, body position account for a lot. They (40 times) are not a big factor really, to be honest with you."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he had to put 50 cents on one guy to be the fastest)

"I'm not sure. I probably couldn't answer that. I wouldn't answer it that way. We do have some fast guys. (DB-Bob) Sanders has a pretty good 40 time, I would say. I think he was in that fastest man (competition) a couple of years back when he first arrived in the league. That would tell you something. He can move. They all run well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the chance of bringing back OT-Tony Ugoh)

"You never say never. The way this game is, you never know."


"He looks good. He feels good. That's all we can go by right now. He really has had a very fine spring and summer, in terms of training camp. Joe really looks like he is ready to go."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if DB-Bob Sanders is looking more and more like his old self)

"He is. Everyday. I think you probably got a sense of that in the Green Bay game. I think he played like 43 snaps in that ballgame. He made a few hits that looked just like Bob typically hits. He gets your attention."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he is curious to see DB-Bob Sanders play)

"I've seen him play. I've watched him. I've watched him out on the practice field and you saw him in the preseason game. For 43 snaps, you get a pretty good sense. I think we know what to expect. That's a lot of plays."


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