Said Baldwin will be out a couple of weeks with a high ankle sprain....Martin and Tate will fill the void
lots of props for detroit (as per usual) so won't go into detail there
Taking it one day at a time with Moffitt...looks like he should be full go today and they'll continue to evaluate everyday and they won't know how they'll fit him in until later in the week.
Thurmond....said he's a nickel guy who can play outside. Doesn't know how far they can bring him either. Taking it day by day. Emphasized that they have 3 weeks to bring him back (sounds like they aren't rushing him back)
asked about the way we start so well and scripting plays...he said he can't really explain it. Said he likes the way we start but not that it's not continuing.
Sidney Rice...done everything we asked of him...says we will keep moving forward with the offense and as we do that Sidney will get more targets.
Asked why Baldwin hasn't been successful this year compared to last, said that he just hasn't been healthy this year. Thinks he'll be fine once he's "right" again
Does he regret the decisions to cut guys like Winslow and Owens...no, he says they are in a process to develop the qb and that he believes the receivers we have can do the job.
asked about defensive 3rd and longs....He thinks we are getting better at it. Says they feel better about it and thinks they did a "nice job" last week.
past teams come out flat, but seems this team doesn't come out flat (asked by a reporter)...says he thought they were going to go the other way with that question....said they practice and coach high energy and they have a high energy philosophy...says he's glad that they can see how high energy they play...says it's really easy at home because of the energy the home crowd brings, and they just need to continue to bring it week after week
Says he looks at this week like they are playing for first place
key for coming off a loss to a win.....it's a function of our overall approach...we don't allow what happens one week to affect them the following week...says this is why they practice the way they do (I think he mentioned competition wednesday, but I got interrupted)
Cutting down on penalties.......he said....it was a huge issue..he said they took the penalty repeaters into meeting rooms and showed them what was happening and told them they need to adjust. Says he likes how they've seemed to improve in this category. They seem to hold themselves accountable for these penalties and that is a good sign