Head Coach Jim Caldwell Quotes

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if OT-Charlie Johnson will be able to play Saturday) “He came through with a couple days of pretty good work. We’ll see how he does today, but things look good.

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"He came through with a couple days of pretty good work. We'll see how he does today, but things look good. He's progressing nicely."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he can say at this point who the punt returner on Sunday will be)

"We are still working at it. (WR-Anthony) Gonzalez has certainly been doing the bulk of the work back there, at this point, but we've also been working (DB-Jerraud) Powers back there, as well as WR-Pierre Garcon. We have a good group of talented men working at the spot. We'll see how it goes the next couple of days, but Anthony is doing well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on who the fastest guy is that he's seen period on a football field)

"On a football field, so I can't say Usain Bolt, right? He's about the fastest one I've ever seen in my life, obviously, probably all of us. On a football field, it was probably Deion Sanders in his prime. He's probably as fast as anybody I've ever seen. As a viewer, Bob Hayes and Cliff Branch, you know I go back a ways, those two guys could fly. Darrell Green, he was in that 4.2 range from what I understand. Those guys could really move."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on how he feels two days before the game)

"Those two days are important days coming up, but I feel good about where we are, I really do. I think the guys have worked extremely hard up to this point. Practices have been good and crisp, and our concentration, our preparation, have been good to this point. I feel good about it."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on there being three very good defensive ends on the field on Sunday with Colts' defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis and the Texans' Mario Williams)

"The thing that they have in common is that they are all great performers. They are all game-changers. They are all very important to their teams. We depend upon our guys on the outside to come up with some big plays during the course of a ballgame, and they typically do. I'm certain they feel the same way about Mario. Mario is a powerful, long, disrupter. Our guys disrupt things, but in a little different way, with speed and quickness and tenacity. There are a lot of similarities between those three."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on DE-Mario Williams using more power and DE-Dwight Freeney and DE-Robert Mathis relying on their speed)

"That's one thing that is unique about that position, you'll find different guys with different skill sets. They are able to use their strengths to their advantage. He is a bit more of a powerful, drive you back into the quarterback kind of a guy, but he can also power around you. He can move you out of the way, he can club you out of the way and collapse that pocket. Whereas, you'll see our guys mix up a little bit of power with their speed. They can mix it up pretty good, as well. They are fast guys that can get up the field and turn the corner, inside or outside. They can disrupt you, but they can also give you a power rush once in a while, as well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on if he saw the Saints-Vikings game last night and the sign of unity between the players before the game)

"I did see it. I'm a product of the 60s, much like many of us in this room, so signs of solidarity (aren't) anything that are new and different. I'm not certain if there are any plans to do anything (before the Colts-Texans game)."

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