We had a short quick workout today to work on a couple of things so they can get their legs back.
It will be announced tmw morning.
I think he's good to go. Not positive, but I think.
No decision yet.
What you are you still considering there?
Whether I got enough guts to start a rookie.
He said he was told he would start.
Not by me.
I think I'm going to kick Suisham, but I could change my mind. I've seen him do a little bit more right now, and i'm not sure about mike physically exactly. Mike kicked pretty good today, so i could change my mind. I won't put them both on the roster. We cant afford to go short defensively in this game.
Will there be some weeks you take both?
I would prefer not to.
Why can't you this week?
The weather. I need all hte players I can get. They got a dangerous punt and kick returner, so we need guys who can tackle.
Does Hoyte have an innate skill tackling?
I don't know. He's just done very well for us. Its been a big surprise, but you tip your hat to a kid like that. He's hungry and wants it bad. All he did is make tackles
Jerry said he's been desperate.
He's been the same since I've been here. He's very supportive. He's trying to understand my philosoophy. I've learned a lot of things here myself. We came from different philosophies. Its been a good exchange for both. Its been good for me as well.
Do you see how badly he wants it?
Yeah, I do see that. We're all in the same boat there. I'm making effort I can, and he knows that. Sometimes this is a humbling game, and its one of the best things about it. But I'm not afraid to put myself at risk. There are a a lot of people in this business who don't, but that never bothered me. It would be easy to sit in a rocking chair and watch the NFL Network, but that's not what I want to do. I see guys in your business who are 70 years old and still out there. I identify with Mike Wallace who said "I want to die on assignment". I hope you guys when you reach that age have something in your life to keep you excited about life, because it perpetuates vibrance in your life. Its the same thing for him. He's hopefull, but really at the end of the day its out of his control. He's done the best he can to put the organization in a place to succeed, but a lot of fortune can effect that. We've come out of camp in good shape and prepared.
Is your concern with Flo more about stamina than the injury?
Yeah, you worry about that.
Will you take two backup tackles?
No, I"ll only take you one.
Did Gurode finish up strong?
Pretty good. He's start. I plan on playing Al too in the game. Al had a good preseason, but I need Gurode against these bigger defensive tackles this week . Keep your eyes out for Al in the game. I'm trying to give you a little clue here.
Hoyte one of your ST players?
I would think so.