JacksonvilleJaguars Conference Call
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on the magnitude of this game for both teams) 12/7/05
"It's a divisional game, an AFC game, with huge playoff implications. Certainly, they can get the trifecta by winning against us, with winning homefield, and division and all of those things. What we can do is get win number 10 and keep a glimmer of hope alive in terms of the division. They do have to play San Diego and Seattle after us. Somehow, some way, we want to find a way to scratch and claw our way to a victory and make them have to fight their way in those last games."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on C-Brad Meester) 12/7/05
"He has not been ruled out. He has a bicep injury and trying to determine whether he's going to play with it or have surgery."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on how much C-Brad Meester means to the Jaguars' offensive line) 12/7/05
"He's a good player. We moved him to center when I got here in 2003. He was a guard before that. He's done a nice job playing center for us and been very dependable."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on Colts C-Jeff Saturday) 12/7/05
"I think he's a solid player. I think it's hard for offensive linemen to get attention when you talk about Marvin (Harrison) and Peyton (Manning) and Edge(rrin) (James) and (Brandon) Stokley and (Reggie) Wayne and all of the receivers, all of the weapons and backs and everything they have, it probably makes it difficult for the offensive line."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on QB-David Garrard) 12/7/05
"We've had to overcome some things. We lost Donovin Darius in the game there in Indy, and we've had Deke Cooper and Gerald Sensabaugh both step up and play well at the safety position. We lost Nick Sorenson, our special teams captain, we've lost Byron (Leftwich), we lose Fred (Taylor) for a while, and now it looks like maybe Brad (Meester). And what we've said in each case is that we need the guys behind them to stay prepared. You never know, you're one play away, and that's kind of cliché, but I think more importantly when that happens, we need to rally around them as a team and find a way to get it done. The game goes on, and we've found a way to rally behind David. Obviously, the quarterback is such a key position, and he's played well for us the last couple of weeks."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on DE-Paul Spicer) 12/7/05
"Paul has been very solid. From day one of our getting here, he's just been a very tireless worker, a very tough individual, kind of a blue-collar, hard-hat in a lunch pale, type mentality. He comes to work every day and works his butt off, and we're really happy to see him have success."
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO (on the character of DE-Paul Spicer and coming back after his brother passed away) 12/7/05