Jacksonville Jaguars Conference Call Quotes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007   HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO(on his appreciation for RB-Fred Taylor) Wednesday, “I think the real story is that here he is helping this football team win.

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HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO(on his appreciation for RB-Fred Taylor) Wednesday,

"I think the real story is that here he is helping this football team win.  He's been here over a decade now and he's been probably one of the premier players in the history of this organization, one of the, if not the premier player here in Jacksonville.  He continues to be an explosive weapon.  He ripped off a nice touchdown run last week, went over 100 yards in a nice win for us.  He's a great teammate, a great football player and we're real happy that he got past the 10,000 yard mark here at home."

HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO(on his appreciation for RB-Fred Taylor's tough running style) Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"I know I have a great appreciation for his ability.  We studied to defend him when I was an opponent, and then to be able to have him here on my side, I like that a lot better.  Any time you have a back that's as big as he is, that runs as fast as he does and is as elusive like he can be, that's a dangerous combination."

HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO(on RB-Joseph Addai) Wednesday,

"I think he's a fine football player.  He's done a nice job getting into their system and making a smooth transition from Edgerrin to him.  As a rookie last year he was very good, and this year I think he's even stronger.  He has good balance, good vision, it seems like he's always falling forward.  He's a good football player."

HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO(on the 2006 running back draft class and Joseph Addai and Maurice Jones-Drew) Wednesday,

"There was a group of backs there, and suddenly those are two of the finer backs in the league now and they came out of the same draft.  We thought that we had good grades on both players.  I know they're happy with Joseph and we're very happy with Maurice."

HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on despite being a great running team, still trying to stay balanced) Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"We're just developing our football team and the phase that has needed the most attention has been the passing game, and we've been working on that.  I think a couple of things have happened that are very favorable for us:  one, we've really settled on our quarterback and he's playing very well for us; and two, now that

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