The other issue is, his ankle's swelling up.
I've been a lucky guy.
We'll have more information (today).
Pretty darn. He was a busy guy. He was right on course to being a heck of a football player.
We'll just keep our fingers crossed.
This is the best news we could've received. He called right after he got the results. Jeff was very upbeat and said he hopes to be ready sooner. He is on his way back to Michigan and will begin his rehab this afternoon.
I've said this many times. I really like our quarterback situation. I really like it. Joey is better. Jeff's a capable guy. Our third guy (Orlovsky) is really coming on. We've got some guys that are able to play and able to win -- much more ready to do this than before.
Whether youre a quarterback and you just threw a pick, or youre a corner and you just got beat for a touchdown, youve got to have a short-term memory, shake it off and play the next play.
It'll be a good crowd. It'll be a national TV audience. It's a game where we're playing our guys longer.
I was really pleased with how we responded to a game like Monday night's. It was as good a fourth preseason game as I've been around.
Keep your fingers crossed. We should get him back sometime this year. It looks like it will be several weeks to heal that fibula, but Jeff's a tough kid and he'll be back as fast as he possibly can.
There are no excuses for a game like this,
Maybe it's the way we traveled. Maybe just fly in, eat some angel hair pasta and go play. Maybe that's what we're going to do from now on.
Is he going to be as good as he's going to be halfway through the season or next year? No. I mean, he's just a kid. He's just learning this stuff. But he should be ready to be productive and capable and able to make some plays for us in that game, whatever his role might be.
We'll make some noise, ... Whatever we have to work with we try to make the best of, and that's what we do as coaches. No matter whom I'm working with, that's our job, and I do feel we have better players now than we did several years ago.
That's not the first time he's been on the ground. But that was the one that scared me the most. A little scary but good.
This league is getting big. We have way more 300-pound guys than ever before. That's not to say all the people in athletics who have died are 300-pound guys. There are so many different reasons.
You're tempted to say, `We're going to play until we get something done,' ... We have to resist that because we have to be smart.
Other than Jeff and other than a lot of penalties, I was really pleased with our performance,
Kevin took a few snaps today - just to learn the cadence and hand the ball off, ... He's going to get some work, but hopefully we won't ever get to that point.
We're taking a look, if we choose to add another quarterback. We want to take a good look at him and see how he learns our offense -- if he's a candidate to bring back at another time. We've seen him play on film in a very exciting offense. He's been productive.
Their effort was outstanding. It's as good a fourth preseason game as I've been around.
How could he possibly have any idea of what we're doing before he got here? He took a year and a half off. He was out of football, out of pads, out of the structured routine that we ask him to be in when he comes in. There's no way running on a beach or at some high school playground that you're goi
You should, and we do.
There are no excuses for a game like this. I thought we were very fired up and ready to go, but it just didn't happen on the field. It's alarming.
Some of it will depend on if it's a six-week thing, or if it's a 12-week thing. That determines if we bring in a guy or go with two quarterbacks. It's been done before. Not very often.
Young quarterbacks do well because they have a great defense.
If we're going to run the football, and if we're going to be an explosive offense, it's going to start up there in the trenches.
I had to get him off the field today. There was no way I could keep playing him, because if he got a twisted ankle or something, now we're really looking for quarterbacks.
Keep your fingers crossed, ... It looks like it will be several weeks to heal that fibula, but he will be back. He is a tough guy.