(Opening statement)- “I’m really pleased with what we have been able to accomplish these last three days. Putting the foundation in place and really working to get the guys to understand where we want to go in terms of a practice standpoint, getting some of our base offense, defense and special teams put in. We’re working to build that foundation and build a winning team.”
(On if they will use this camp to judge some of the players before the draft)- “Really, this was more for learning purposes – a teaching, learning camp more so than an evaluation camp. There are a lot of things that are new.
Guys are kind of feeling their way through. You don’t really get the true evaluation of players and with it only being three days it’s pretty preliminary. From a draft standpoint, are boards are set and we are working through our boards. This camp really has little effect on that.”
(On if it’s tough having to evaluate without seeing the players in person too much)- “A little bit, you have a little bit of a feel for that. Obviously, you don’t have every opportunity to know the guys like you would like to know them. Hopefully, we know them well enough.”
(On if he learned anything about the players from this camp)- “You do, you learn a lot. You learn how guys learn. You learn how guys apply things. You learn how to best coach them. They are getting to know us as much as we are getting to know them and how we operate and how we do things. It’s invaluable in that way.
The next step is phase two, which means we get opportunities in the classroom and out in the field – separate offense and defense. It’s more on air. We’ll be doing that for the next three weeks and then we will start OTAs after that.”