HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On practice yesterday) Thursday, September 10, 2009* *
"Things went well. We weren't quite as sharp as we'd like. I'm not certain if we'll ever be absolutely pleased, but we do think we got a lot of positive things done. We had a few mistakes but we anticipate things today will be a little bit better than yesterday."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On the number of carries both RB-Joseph Addai and RB-Donald Brown will receive) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"We haven't really sat down to talk about that in detail as of yet. We'll do that tomorrow morning. We haven't come up with a definite number of carries and plays for each individual. Both guys are equally capable. We have not done any designations as of yet."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On how he feels about the running game) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"We feel really good about what we've been able to accomplish. Our preparation has been good. The proof is in the pudding. We have to get our there and perform. We have a team that is going to put us to the test. They have a strong front and a very capable linebacking corps and defend the run very well. They have to practice against a very strong running game as well every day."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On the health of the offensive line) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"We have a great core of guys. It's just a tremendous group. They've been around and understand our system very well. They've been very productive guys through the years. (Ryan) Lilja is back, (Jeff) Saturday is there with (Ryan) Diem and the rest of the crew have all done extremely well. The experience alone will help us. More so than anything else, performance is what counts."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On OL-Kyle DeVan making the roster) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"It's very difficult to make an NFL team. Oftentimes, you'll hear people say it's more possible for people to become a doctor or lawyer. It's quite a feat for him. He's a guy that put his heart and soul into everything he does. He's a very capable individual. He has great heart and desire. To see a guy like that emerge and play well enough to make the team is exciting."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On WR-Torry Holt in Jacksonville) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"He's a great leader, number one. As much as anything else, he's won and won a lot. He's been very successful. He has a Super Bowl ring. The guy has been around. I would think he would add something to that squad. He is very effective. He runs well. He catches the ball as well as anyone. He has a great feel for the passing game and how to attack coverages. I think he will benefit them greatly."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On who will start in the interior defensive line) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"I'll know a little better tomorrow, but it will be a rotation. Antonio Johnson, (Dan) Muir, and (Eric) Foster. Muir may be in a backup role. You'll have a three-man rotation in there."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On DB-Marlin Jackson playing nickel Sunday) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"We do think that is going to be the case. We will have him play a bit more nickel than the basic corner position. He'll do a little bit of both. He is progressing nicely."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On starting rookie DB-Jerraud Powers) Thursday,
"If he does start, he won't be the first one to start in this league. We are facing a couple (of rookies). They (Jacksonville) will have two rookie tackles that will line up and a rookie corner. It's not something uncommon. We think if he (Powers) is called upon to start, that he'll do very well. The skill level is there. He's a mature individual for his age in regards to football. He's all business. He has the making of someone that if things feel right, he'd come in and have an impact."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On if Jaguars DB-Rashean Mathis covers WR-Reggie Wayne exclusively) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"I'm not sure. It depends on how they view things in terms of their defensive scheme. I'm not certain. I wouldn't be surprised if that indeed did happen. We'll have to wait and see. You can't count on him (Wayne) lining up in the same spot every single time. Our offensive is extremely versatile. It take very flexible individuals to perform within it because they play slot, they play outside on the right and the left and we move them around quite a bit."
HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (On DB-Kelvin Hayden) Thursday, September 10, 2009
"He practiced well yesterday, and we anticipate that today and tomorrow."