1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Monday “Chargers-Aztecs–Not Acceptable”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

‘Chargers-Aztecs’
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1-lucky win.
1-bad loss.

Had the Chargers been playing anyone else they probably would have lost

Houston is a pathetic franchise and they almost came back and won.

The Aztecs, going thru a bad cycle, lost to a Boise team in all types of trouble.

The Bolts got an exceptional day from their swashbuckling QB-Justin Herbert. Houston could not cover Mike Williams. Austin Ekeler scores 3-times against a lousy defense in the not so impressive win.

And despite a big lead early, they had to fight off choking this game away.  They are not healthy and not complete

The Aztecs defense dies on the field, giving up 35-points in a row-5 straight TDS in a horror showing.

Brady Hoke fires his offensive coordinator, loses 2-quarterbacks with injuries, and puts on a display of ineptness not seen since a Chuck Long team lost 73-6 in a death spiral road game at New Mexico.

The big issue for SDSU is the evaluation of talent in the offensive line that has now resulted in the Will Haskell transfer and the chronic injuries to Braxton Burmeister and then frosh Kyle Crum

Haskell is still on campus. Make a call and try to lure him back. Move safety Jalen Mayden back to QB and let him compete

Hoke had QB-Injury-Coordinator problems at Michigan. It wound up costing him his job in Ann Arbor.

His job should not be in jeopardy, but this looks like a crash-burn SDSU season with far reaching financial implications for the Athletic group.

As 1-Aztec alum texted me “can we just fast forward to SDSU basketball”?

The Chargers head to Cleveland next and that won’t be easy, regardless of what sales pitch Brandon Staley uses. It feels like he has half a team right now

The Aztecs have no team right now and no way out of this QB crisis and that’s on Hoke. Invoking one of his more used quotes “that’s unacceptable and not who we are.”

Sure it is-your team-your recruits-your playbook.

The Chargers and SDSU need to fix things. Not really sure they can.

Season of promise in danger of going down the drain.

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1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday “NFL–Good-Bad-Ugly”

Posted by on September 30th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

“NFL Storylines-Good-Bad-Ugly”

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Onto weekend four in the NFL schedule, and injuries seem to overshadowing alot of storylines

BENGALS-MIAMI…Cincinnati QB-Joe Burrow gets up off the deck and throws for a ton of yards in a win they really needed. The Dolphins did not need this, the scary head-neck injury to QB-Tua Tagovailoa, the second week in a row he has been hurt with similar injuries. Last week was a not concussion, this one likely if not more.

CHARGERS-HOUSTON..Brandon Staley is (2-5) since the end of last season. A banged up QB…a devastating injury to his LT and his top DE. If they were playing anyone else than the anemic Texans, the Bolts might be in trouble.

RAIDERS-BRONCOS…Guess the big question, could the loser’s season could be over. Russell Wilson does not look like the vintage Russell Wilson. The Raiders don’t look like they have a full roster of talent. Two big disappointments.

VIKINGS-SAINTS…Minnesota loses RB-Dalvin Cook. The Saints have a banged up QB-Jameis Winston and injury problems at wide receiver. New Orleans looks to be in real trouble

BROWNS-FALCONS..Heavy duty run game takes the workload off the quarterback, so Jacob Brissett and Cleveland should win.

DALLAS-WASHINGTON..Cooper Rush looks like he can play in this league. Carson Wentz looks like nothing compared to how he played early in his career.

SEATTLE-DETROIT..We find out how far the Seahawks have fallen if they lose to Jared Goff and the Lions

COLTS-TITANS…A desperation game for the loser. Both teams have alot of players ailing around their quarterbacks.

BEARS-GIANTS…Justin Fields has just 23-completions in 3-weeks. Daniel Jones is still standing despite all the hits and lack of protection. This will not be an artistic game.

JAGUARS-EAGLES…Philadelphia is hitting on all cylinders-they are so explosive. Jacksonville is coming off a huge win against the Chargers.

BILLS-RAVENS…All you need to know, last guy touches the ball, wins. Think Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson will put up some numbers in this game?

CAROLINA-ARIZONA..Baker Mayfield carrying the workload for the Panthers. Kyler Murray makes the entire offense go for the Cardinals.

PATRIOTS-PACKERS…Things spiraling down in Foxboro for Belichick. Here comes Aaron Rodgers. And that is a troubled New England offense that does not have QB-Mac Jones.

CHIEFS-TAMPA BAY…Normally this would be a great matchup, but Tom Brady has so many injured guys not in his huddle, tough to believe he can keep up with Pat Mahomes firepower

RAMS-49Ers….Jimmy Garoppolo meets Aaron Donald-this will be a fierce challenge for the Niners in what could be a street fight of a game. Jimmy G better not make the kind of mistakes he made last week.. That Rams defense can brawl too.

JETS-STEELERS…Zach Wilson returns to the lineup, but his team is down 3-offensive tackles. Lucky TJ Watt is not back yet for Pittsburgh. Steelers yet to come together on offense with QB-malaise.

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1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Thursday “Chargers Injury Hex”

Posted by on September 29th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

“Chargers Injury Hex”

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The injury list is awful, all these marquee Chargers players hurt, or having surgery.

It’s a way of life in the NFL, but with 14-games left in the schedule, I don’t know how you survive this.

The are on the brink of reeling.

JUSTIN HERBERT….The rib cartilage injury is going to linger for a good 4-to-6 weeks and you hope he does not start taking sacks.  It was obvious he was hesitant throwing the ball in the first half last week,   He got more aggressive in the second half, but aside from hitting 44-and-55 yard passes, the entire offense was strictly in ‘check down mode’.

JOEY BOSA…Surgery for a torn groin, a big setback.  His ability off the edge made Khalil Mack dangerous. Now without Bosa, teams can double Mack and you wonder where the pressure comes from unless it is by constant blitzing.

RASHAWN SLATER…A devastating torn bicep injury.  He was their best offensive lineman and had an impressive 83-rating as one of the top tackles in the league.  There is no one to replace him on the roster, and no free agents to go sign.  Storm Norton could not hold up and has been demoted.  Now they are moving raw rookie Jamaree Salyers to left tackle.  He played it at Georgia Tech, but this is not the ACC.  They may have to help him with a tight end, but that means one less receiver in the pattern if you keep people in.

COREY LINSLEY…Knee issues calmed by an injection, but all this, this early   this season.  It means limited practices each week and you worry about his durability going forward.

JC JACKSON…I will question what Staley did with this player.  He had just 1-full practice coming off the incision procedure on his ankle, then went out and was allowed to play 37-snaps on defense.  He hasn’t played since and is limited in practice.  Think they mishandled this.  They asked too much too soon and now he has inflammation issues.

KEENAN ALLEN…Hamstrings take time to come back and he is not going thru full practices, which means he probably can’t hold up if he is playing in a game.

JALEN GUYTON…Fluke injury on turf, not on a hit.  He was role player who made contributions.  Losing him for the year, means young players like Joe Reed and Josh Palmer must produce, learn on the job, and not make mistakes, like dropped passes or running the wrong routes.

KENNETH MURRAY…They need to keep him on the field but he has shown propensity to get nicked.  There is not alot of depth there if he can’t stay on the field.

Luckily for the Chargers, other teams in the AFC West have problems.

The Raiders are in disarray around QB-Derek Carr.  The offensive line is a mess and they don’t have enough on defense.

Denver’s hiring of Nathaniel Hackett seems fraught with problems and Russell Wilson seems like a square peg into a round hole on offense.  Nothing seems to fit there.  Game management mistakes are staggering.

Kansas City has Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, and a wave of new athletes on their team.

Who knows if the  Chargers can survive this?  Four of their top guys are hurt, and you know other injuries are coming with 14-games left in the season.

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1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Wednesday ‘Aztecs Football–At a Crossroads’

Posted by on September 28th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

Aztecs–At A Crossroads:——–

San Diego State-Boise State.

The top two teams in the Mountain West Conference, or at least they used to be.
They play Friday night on the Blue Carpet in Idaho.

But times have changed.

Boise has fallen from glory in the MWC.  Coaching changes, the loss of recuits, quarterbacks in the transfer portal.  And maybe rock-bottom just last week, getting blasted by lowly UTEP.

San Diego State is trying to navigate thru stormy waters.  The ;second worst passing attack in the NCAA, ranked 130th out of 131-in stats.

A quarterback controversy that won’t go away,whether that is the struggles of starter Braxton Burmeister, and a young offensive offensive line trying to learn under fire.

Both schools stung by the transfer portal.  The Aztecs Will Haskill bailing out last week.  And then on M9nday night, Boise State’s Hank Bachemeir, a third yewar starter, jumping ship after Boise fired its offensive coordinator.

So Brady Hoke has a short work week to get ready for Friday night’s game.  Whomever loses is in big trouble in the conference race.  Someone needs to make a statement.

Coach Brady Hoke:
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Proud of team coming back to beat Toledo.
We beat a very dynamic quarterback
The Aztecs played really hard to win
What we saw Saturday was a cornerstone of our team
Mental-physical toughness as a team is what we are
Most proud of what SDSU has become.
Toughness in situational football meant a difference
These kids compete really hard
Kids did well under pressure when it mattered
Our 4-turnovers made the difference
Special teams had 2-stops inside 20
Return team had 2-kicks back beyond 30
Jack Browning had 5-long punts and 50-yard field goal.

Winning conference championships is important going to Boise
Dirk Koetter will throw the football-good track record
Coaches don’t play-kids do
What will they do on offense?
QB-Talen Green was nationally recruited-he can throw and run

Jack Browning went on scholarships-great work mentality about him
Team is happy he got scholarship

Offense-take all things put together-it’s timing, hold line of scrimmage, not beat press coverage…something breaks down on these plays.
We are a different team this year
Young upfront-they are improving
QB must make good decisions
We are addressing our problems
We have the right people..the guys upfront
We will run the football and we will

Braxton struggles…keep eyes down the field
Braxton is under seige virtually all the time
We must recognize the blitz, the stunts, twists
He has an instinct-when he feels the pressure
Braxton has Tom Brady mentality-will run when it is there
His ability to run makes you chage your playbook
You see what he brings to the table-we want to design runs for him
I am not going to hold him back

Jeff Hecklinski does a good job divy up snaps running backs
We know Armstead…Byrd
Kenon Christan has strong bursts
Chance Bell will be ready to play
Pat McMorris cleared to practice
Jaylen Armstead might not be ready ankle

Jalen Mayden-alot of snaps at safety..he has been mentally into it at safety
He made real progress in practice and played a nice job

Short work week..coaches staying all night..work out game plan
Alot of walk thru stuff…not physical practices..get them ready
Know Koetter offense will be different…QB runs..faster tempo..
I have not been to Boise since 1992-when I was at Oregon State

Transfer portal…Look at Will in his situation
I had more conversations with Will…wanted to leave
Haskell and Boise QB-Hank Bachemeir- both wanted to play..that’s why they transferred.
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Keishawn Banks-DE

We got back to aggressive defense vs Toledo
We’ve seen mobile QBs before-know what Boise will run
True freshman QB…eyes get big…think Green is a good quarterback
Boise-hostile environment-they are proud team
Not a different feel playing on Blue turf in Boise…field is the field
Fresh start-go win conference championship
Value playing Power 5…we learn what did right…not did right
There’s no plus in losing…learning from it
Play on Friday…have 1-less day prepare for it..get body right..do film work

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Mark Redman-TE

We have the run game going..we need to get passing game going
Braxton made something happen by running
Our offense has to grow…protect the QB then run the ball
We have used short passing game
Talk about Aztecs football…it takes all eleven
Braxton is a heck of an athlete at QB
Stunned ranked 130th in nation in passing

Left Washington..family aspect
Huskies doing is amazing
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1-Man’s Opinion on Sports–Tuesday “Chargers Coach–Challenged Now”

Posted by on September 27th, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

“Chargers Coach–Under Fire”

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The shiny object doesn’t look so good right now.

Brandon Staley, who had such an astounding start last year, with his hot young quarterback Justin Herbert, is getting a real dose of NFL adversity.

The Bolts missed the playoffs last season, losing 3-of-4 games at the end of the season.  They have started this season (1-2), meaning Staley has gone home on Sunday nights with 5-losses in his last 7-games.

It’s one thing to lose a tough game-close game to an elite Kansas City Chiefs team.  But it’s something different when you lose to the have-nots like the Houston Texans, the Raiders and now Jacksonville.

It’s pretty appalling to have all this firepower and yet his team has given uip 31-35 and 41-points to those substandard teams.

And now Staley is getting a dose of reality.  You make mistakes coaching, you will be criticized, and that is happening.

And the Bolts coach is now dealing with the other piece of reality, players get hurt, and some seasons, some teams get wiped out by injuries.

So as the sun comes up on a Tuesday morning, Staley is getting roasted for risking a further injury to QB-Justin Herbert.  He has lost his elite pass rusher Joey Bosa.  Gone for the year is Pro Bowl left tackle Rashawn Slater.

He now has a hole at left tackle, an ailing center, his top receiver Keenan Allen is still hobbling.  His big money DB-JC Jackson had late camp ankle surgery, practiced one day, played a full game, and hasn’t been on the field since with ankle inflammation.

Staley’s team hasn’t been able to run the football at all.  His gambling 4th down calls have disappeared because people defend him differently.

So there’s alot on his plate as his team gets ready for bak to back road games, at Houston-and at Cleveland.

It was a long-pointed Monday press briefing with the media.  If you read closely, it looks like Staley’s honeymoon is over in LA.  And it looks as if he is second guessing the risks he took in Sunday’s game too.

Comments worth reading as his team is now (2-5) dating back to last December.
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On OLB Joey Bosa’s injury status:

“Joey [Bosa] has a significant groin injury. It’s of the nature of not day-to-day; it’ll probably be week-to-week. We’ll keep giving you more information as it becomes available in terms of the actual recovery time.”

 

On T Rashawn Slater’s injury status:

“Rashawn [Slater] is an All-Pro player. He is one of the best tackles in the game. It’s going to be a tough loss for us, but we’re going to make sure, over the next couple of days, that we put good contingencies in place, that we put a group out there that can really play together, give us a chance to be the offense that we’re capable of being. We’re going to have to get to work over the next couple of days in order to get that done.”

 

On the ‘amount of significant injuries’ to ‘high-profile players’:

“It’s part of the NFL. It’s an attrition league and you have to be ready for it. For it to happen to high-profile players like we have, it’s not uncommon in the NFL. What you have to do is weather that storm and stay together. Then, make sure the guys are coming back as quickly as they can. I think that’s where we’re at right now, just putting those plans in place and trying to get those other guys back because we know that when we get some of these guys back, it’s going to really impact our team.”

 

On ‘if he can confirm’ that WR Jalen Guyton has a torn ACL and if the team ‘will look outside of the building’ for ‘help’ at wide receiver:

“Jalen [Guyton] did tear his ACL. It’s a tough one. He was playing a good game. I think a lot in this player. It’s one of those really tough losses. We’re going to work through that over the next couple of days. We certainly feel good about the receivers that are on our team. We’ll just keep you guys posted over the next couple of days if anything happens.”

 

On ‘if there is any regret on how everything played out yesterday’ involving WR Jalen Guyton ‘playing late in the game’:

“In the NFL, you only have so many players, so you have to finish the game somehow. In a game like that, I know that it’s never easy deciding who is in there at the end of the game. With J.G., that was just an unfortunate deal. It’s part of the game, unfortunately. We hate it, but it’s part of the game. As it relates to [QB] Justin [Herbert], having the morning to process it, what I said after the game, I mean wholeheartedly. In looking at the situation, I think Justin, and knowing him and knowing how he felt, is just in that moment, knowing that our team already knows how much you care about them. You playing in this ballgame, alone, shows how much you care about them, and they know the type of fight that you have. They’ve seen enough evidence here over your first three seasons. That’s hard. That’s hard for a player. It’s hard for a player, and it’s hard to get a player to understand that because, hopefully, if you saw Justin, you know how sincere he is and how much it means to him. Hopefully, I can do a better job, moving forward, in a situation like that, of getting through to him that our team respects his game and respects his competitive spirit as much, or more than, anyone.”

 

On if Herbert received an injection prior to the game:

“I think that Justin [Herbert] talked to you guys after the game about keeping that personal to him. I will tell you that he made it out of the game healthy. We have to continue to rest and recover as we go, but no setbacks at the game.”

 

On ‘confirming’ that Slater is ‘definitely out for the season’:

“We believe that is going to be the case.”

 

On if Bosa will be placed on Reserve/Injured:

“We don’t know that yet.”

 

On if T Storm Norton will ‘fill in’ at left tackle or if the team will ‘move pieces around’ along the offensive line and if G/T Jamaree Salyer ‘could slide in’ at one of the spots:

“We’re going to look through that over the next couple of days. We do have those options that you mentioned. That’s what we’re going to try and determine, moving forward, is not trying to make too many moves where there is going to be a lot of moving pieces, where guys could potentially be doing a lot of new things. We’re going to try and keep things as consistent as we can. What you can bank on is us putting the five guys out there that we feel like give us the best offensive line to be successful. That’s going to be our approach over the next couple of days, finding that right combination of five.”

 

On an update on C Corey Linsley’s injury status:

“Corey [Linsley] is improving. He improved, really, over the last three or four days. Really hopeful that he’s back in practice this week.”

 

On an update on CB J.C. Jackson’s injury status:

“More from the inflammation side of things. Nothing structural. The wound is feeling fine. Making sure that he doesn’t go out there and have something else happen. There was just some inflammation that we were taking a look at, and being cautious, looking at the long term. That’s why I said that there wasn’t a setback, per se, just had to do more with inflammation than anything inside of the ankle.”

 

On if he ‘pushed’ Jackson ‘too far’ in returning to action in Week 2:

“No. He was cleared to play and all that. He was cleared to play in that game, and played well in that game, but I think afterward we just wanted to make sure, moving forward, that nothing serious happened long-term. Just being on the safe side for this past game.”

 

On ‘striking a rhythm’ with the run game ‘toward developing a balanced approach offensively’:

“That was a big story yesterday. We weren’t able to get many runs off in that game, even when it was close through the first two-and-a-half, three quarters. We just have to allow our linemen to set their pads and come off the ball and really get into a rhythm. I think that’s a big part of playing offensive line, and especially against a good front, the more drop-back that you have, the tougher sledding it’s going to be. That’s going to be a big emphasis going into this next ballgame, just trying to get that back on track. Trying to fit the run game through who’s out there. As you guys know, we’re going to have to make some adjustments with our front and making sure that we fit it to those new guys.”

 

On an update on TE Donald Parham Jr.’s injury status:

“He’s been out at practice. He’s been in the closer rehabilitation range to getting out there in 11-on-11. He’s improving. We’re hopeful to get him out there at practice this week.”

 

On the performance of C Will Clapp and T Storm Norton yesterday:

“I thought that, as a group, we didn’t play well enough up front. I think that was clear. I don’t look at the individual operation up front, I just don’t think that we performed well enough as a group. That’s really all over our football team, but on offense, we just need to play together at a lot higher level, play with more physicality, get into a rhythm. I didn’t think that we did that yesterday. I thought, at the line of scrimmage, that that team definitely had the upper hand. We have to do a lot better at the point of attack.”

 

On RB Austin Ekeler developing ‘rhythm’ with the run game and if RB Sony Michel ‘will see more carries moving forward’:

“We’re going to try and get Austin [Ekeler] as many touches as we can. I think Austin was active in the passing game. We didn’t get enough runs off in this game, and we need to do better in striking that balance and getting off to a good start that way. The plan is definitely for Austin to touch the football.”

 

On Jaguars RB James Robinson’s touchdown on fourth-and-one and the defensive personnel in the game on that play:

“Number one, I have to get a better personnel grouping in for that. We have a grouping that we normally play against, a little bit lighter personnel grouping, but we definitely have the people. We just got pinned on our right side. Then, that puller ended up getting on the corner and we were one [defender] short. I just need to do a better job, as a coach, of putting our guys in a position to be successful. I didn’t do a good enough job there.”

 

On his response to Herbert remaining in the game in the fourth quarter:

“It was my decision to put him on the field, but you’re talking to your players throughout the game. It definitely was my decision to keep them out there. What I was communicating is the dialogue that took place before that decision was made. When you’re in the fire like that, you’re always doing things together. All of the decisions that are made out there on that football field go directly through me, and that’s why I’m ultimately responsible. I take full responsibility for it. I’ve tried to communicate that the best way I can.”

 

On an update on WR Keenan Allen’s injury status:

“I think that you should see him back in practice this week.”

 

On his message to the team surrounding ‘keeping themselves together’ through ‘multiple significant injuries’:

“It’s part of the NFL. We lost the third game in September. We have 14 games ahead of us, for sure. The Houston Texans are right in front of us. What we have to do over the next 48 hours is put a really good gameplan together. We have some work to do, as you guys said, in terms of adjustments from a personnel standpoint, which is going to affect our plan of attack. We have to get to those adjustments. Then, we have to stay together. We have to make sure that we communicate through this, really learn from what happened yesterday, tell the truth about what happened the best way we know how, and then come back on Wednesday a different football team, a better football team that’s headed towards Houston.”

 

On G Matt Feiler ‘not being quite as consistent as he was last year’:

“I fall back on my comments that I said earlier about the other two guys. I feel like we just haven’t established that chemistry up front yet. I think that that’s a big part of what’s preventing us from being as good as we can be, just creating that continuity across the board. I think that we need to continue to emphasize and improve that. I think that the more the guys play together, the better. Hopefully. we can get Corey [Linsley] back in action. Then, we have to figure out, obviously, the tackle situation. We have a lot of confidence in Matt Feiler. We know what type of player that he is. We have to make sure that we don’t overreact to the beginning of the season, that all of us need to improve. Matt has certainly proven himself for us and with us. I look forward to him and his guys up front to improve a lot.”

 

On Herbert playing the duration of the game and ‘if he would have made the same decision if he had to do it over again’:

“In that moment, I stand by what I said at the game, in terms of going through that for the first time with Justin [Herbert]. Like I said earlier, in looking back at it, if I have to do it again, I need to make sure that I communicate to Justin — in a tough circumstance like that, when you’re behind — that you have already done enough, and I look forward to that next time. In that moment, I don’t regret how we went through that together, but I think the lesson, moving forward, is making sure that he knows, moving forward, that he’s already done enough.”

 

 

On the relationship between the ‘team leaders’ and the coaching staff:

“We’re really tight with all of these guys. The guys who were elected captain are guys that we consider leaders on our team. The relationships that we have with all of these guys is why we are here, why we all do it. That’s how we make decisions here, with those guys. I think that’s the way you have to do it in the NFL, you have to go with your group, especially after a tough loss like this. That’s what we have done since I’ve been here. I think that we’ve onboarded a lot of the right guys. Some of the guys that you asked about, guys like [DL] Sebastian [Joseph-Day] and [OLB] Khalil [Mack], who have been with the team a short time, being elected captain, you don’t have to be with a team very long to be a leader. For someone to respect your game, to respect who you are, I think that that actually says a lot about our team, that we’ve have brought in guys like that that were worthy of being elected captain who have been captains on other teams. That is a big part of being a football team, making sure that you have that full communication with your leadership group. You need it now more than ever after going through a tough loss.”

 

 

On Joseph-Day addressing the team following the game:

“There are going to be moments where you have said all that you can say, as a coach, and that they don’t need to hear from you, they need to hear from one of their teammates. That’s how it is in sports. It’s definitely not uncommon, nor is it the first time that it has ever happened. That’s a good thing that that is happening around here, especially coming from someone like Sebastian [Joseph-Day].”

 

 

On outside evaluation of the entirety of the season due to current injuries on the team:

“I would say that we are three games into an NFL season. If they are saying that after 17 or 20 games, then that is something different. We have not played enough games for anybody to feel that way or to think like that. We lost a tough game, that’s what happened. We lost a tough game. We also played in two games before that where, I think, we proved what type of football team we have or who we can be. We’re still at the beginning. No team has defined itself, one way or the other, through three games. We have to get to work. We have to stay together. We have a lot of good men in that locker room and I’m going to be excited to get on the practice field with them on Wednesday.”

 

 

On if a team meeting is scheduled this week:

“We had meetings this morning — a team meeting, unit meetings, position meetings — like we always do, to go over what happened. Nothing out of the ordinary.”

 

On ‘if there is a players-only meeting happening at this point’:

“No.”

 

 

On OLB Khalil Mack’s performance yesterday:

“Like he always does; hard, physical at the point of attack. He did a really good job in the run game for us. I felt like he was close in the pass rush. The ball was out quickly yesterday, but he played how he always does.”

 

 

On his discussions with Herbert since yesterday’s game:

“We talked about the game and what happened about that specific instance. He and I are on the same page. We were on the same page on the field, and we are on the same page now. Going through something tough like that, a game like that, I know it that brings you a lot closer. I’m looking forward to getting back to work with him.”

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