Opening statement: "Good to see you guys. Before we get going, there were a few players making their first appearance, in 19, not only good for our team, but for the fans, the city. That's Keke (Keanu Neal), Ricardo (Allen), Devonta (Freeman). Behind the scenes, these three have put a lot of work in to get back. And to see them back in action for such an important part of our team, they didn't want to miss a minute. Recognize them and how hard they worked to get ready. It was great to be back here with the guys. Going through the whole thing, I thought early on, although there were a few drops, Matt (Ryan), his first action, he was able to slide and move in the pocket and make some completions. Wasn't happy how the defense started. But I thought they kind of came back after the first drive. I didn't like how the first drive felt, for sure. Foul wise, still ended up with 12. That was an area we thought heading into the week we wanted to put some work in. The first half there were four, ended up with 12 at the end of the game. To end the game, minus three, it's difficult, as you can imagine. Not to create any defensively and minus three, I thought that was kind of the story of the game. Ramped up a few more guys by design, to get back and play and get ready. There will be some more of that heading into next week, different players in different spots. But that's kind of what the goal has been this game, heading into next week's game, we'll get a little bit of the same format. You guys got some questions, I'll turn it over to you to get started."
Asked about the offensive line (but he talks about the running backs): "Yeah, who benefits from that are the running backs. I thought there was some really good blitz pickup from that group; corner, safeties, linebackers. In a game like tonight, you don't game plan, you trust your rules to go. Although the pressure, you don't like to see it, it's one of those ones you're glad that you do because you get to practice on different looks, different things. But the running backs in specific, I thought not all of them got every blitz, but to see some of the guys jump up and make some blocks I thought was very significant for us."
On injuries: "(Russell) Gage and (Damontae) Kazee weren't able to return. Should be able to give you something next time we get together. Doesn't sound like anything that's going to be a setback for a long time. They ruled out breaks and those kind of things right here at the stadium, which we're fortunate to do. I don't have a lot of information past that. I'll get a better sense of that tomorrow."
On Vic Beasley: "Well, number one, I wanted to see -- we thought a big nickel game, play a lot of three and four receivers, he was able to make some plays in terms of in the run game, in the pass game. More screens. I liked the rotation of the group so far. To give a better assessment of him specifically, I'll get a lot of feel for that on follow-up.
On Beasley's sack: " Yeah, we've been working hard on that. Just the top part of the rush where you don't get pushed by, how do you work underneath, not get pushed by. Those are the things we've worked hard with him in practice I love the speed that he and Tak (McKinley) and Adrian (Clayborn) coming off the edges with. If you're playing good, fast defense, that's there. Inside linebacker is where it starts. To see those guys get up the field, there's some run things that we'll clean up, but the first step, quickness, that's a good step."