On the tight ends:
This is a great group. It might be the best group I’ve ever coached as far as just a group of dudes. I’ve had maybe one or two more talented, but when I walk into that group I’m talking to men. There’s a lot of respect. It is a tremendous group, and it’s going to have a great year for the football team.
On the TE chemistry:
We’ve been focusing on that the most, just being accountable to each other. We’ve been thinking about how we can help the team and not how each individual can help the team. I think that our unit has been so strong. We can rely on each other and know that when the game’s on the line, we can count on each other.
On young talent on special teams:
It’s just going as fast as I can, as hard as I can, with effort and showing it on special teams. We need players, young players that are very talented like Craig (Young) and Cade (Stover) to play on special teams. So, we try to push them, and I’ve been trying to help them and so has everyone else.
On rotating players in the game:
We have so much talent, so much talent in our room, in our defense. Throwing a guy out there getting him tired, that’s not what you want to do. If you have so much talent you just want to keep everyone going in… If you have so much talent in the room, in the game you want to be put in the best position. So, if you have depth and talent, then why not.
On playing faster:
It just allows me to have fun out there. If I think too much, I’m too hesitant. This camp I really had a lot of fun out there with the defense.
On Demario McCall:
I want to see him make plays for our football team on a consistent basis. I want him to be the best player that he can be. I want him to continue to try to be a leader as an [elder] statesman in the locker room. Just compete at a high level everyday and thus far in camp, he’s done that.