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Jim Caldwell Sept. 17 Quotes

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On status of the Colts’ roster) Thursday “We do have one opening at this point in time.  Ed (Johnson) has been activated.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On status of the Colts' roster) Thursday* *

"We do have one opening at this point in time.  Ed (Johnson) has been activated.  We released K-Shane Andrus and LB-Cody Glenn.  He (Cody) cleared waivers, and we were able to sign him to the practice squad."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On WR-Anthony Gonzalez's time frame for return) Thursday

"What's been reported is somewhere between two to eight weeks.  It depends on his progress during that time period.  I leave that up to the physicians.  Whenever I can, I simply echo what they told us.  They are the professionals at it.  I pray for him and hope he gets better quickly."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On keeping a routine for prime-time games) Thursday

"It's not very difficult from a practice routine standpoint.  We can get our work in.  We just have to bump it back a day like we have done.  In that respect, it's fairly easy to do.  The important thing is keeping a rhythm as opposed to treating this week different than we would an ordinary week.  We like to keep the pace of the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday travel and play the game the next day.  We've been able to do that over the years, and it has worked for us.  Anytime you have a night game, it stretches the day out a little bit.  We try to break it up with meetings and things of that sort.  I think the guys get accustomed to it and have functioned pretty well with that schedule.  We look at it from a scientific standpoint.  We look at it from all the data we possibly can.  Jon Torine, who handles our strength and conditioning, does a great job with circadian rhythms and things of that nature.  We look at those aspects and try to adjust our schedule accordingly.  The way we have been doing these things have served us well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On why the team plays well in prime-time) Thursday

"It has a lot to do with our having good players.  We have good veteran players.  We have a good system that has been put in place over the years.  Year in and year out, they certainly have played well."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On preparing for the 'Wildcat' offense) Thursday

"We saw a small portion of it last week.  This week we'll see more because it's a huge part of their offensive scheme.  We try to see how much of it they used last week and try to practice it accordingly.  If you let it, you certainly could spend a lot of time on that alone.  That's where you will get yourself into some trouble because they (Dolphins) do a lot of things extremely well.  They not only place RB-(Ronnie) Brown in that position and run some 'Wildcat' along with QB-Pat White.  They also run the ball downhill at you effectively.  You have to get ready, and they have strong pass game."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On dates on DB-Bob Sanders and DB-Jamie Silva returning) Thursday

"Both of them are ramping up their activity a little bit more each and every day.  Both will do a little bit more activity today.  They have to just listen to what their body tells them and listen to what the doctors tell them.  They are coming along."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On DT-Fili Moala playing this week) Thursday

"He could have played last week, possibly, if we really needed him."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On fond memories of Miami) Thursday

"There's nothing really out of the ordinary in that sense.  It's a place where we had success (the) last time we were there (for Super Bowl XLI).  It doesn't mean anything going back this time around.  We will have to do it all over again and work extremely hard to handle a real challenging team.  Nothing really sticks out in my mind in that regard."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On if the 'Wildcat' offense is a trick play) Thursday

"It's a legitimate offensive scheme.  It's not based on deception.  They have a guy back there with the ball in his hands that can hurt you a number of ways.  He can run primarily, but he can also throw the ball as well.  All of their backs have the ability to throw the ball.  They are very talented guys who can give you some problems.  It's a legitimate system and a legitimate formation.  You better spend some time on it, or it could give you problems."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On 3rd down defense struggling) Thursday

"It's a competitive league.  You are not going to just shut down everybody down every single snap.  There are going to be some ups and downs.  Overall, the defense hung in there and played well.  We stopped them (Jacksonville) when it really counted.  We needed it."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On who will handle kickoffs) Thursday

"I haven't decided yet, but it will probably be (Pat) McAfee.  That's where we are heading."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On slowing the 'Wildcat' offense) Thursday

"I'm not certain if you ever completely stop it.  They have some very talented people with the ball in their hands.  What we have to do is read our keys.  That will tell us whether or not it's run or pass.  We also have gap control as part of our defensive scheme.  You are assigned particular gaps, and you have to make sure your gap responsibility is taken care of."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On getting DT-Ed Johnson back) Thursday

"We are looking forward to getting him back to work.  We anticipate him getting better and better each week."

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