BILLS WEDNESDAY NIGHT QUOTES
Head Coach Chan Gailey
PM Practice – August 25, 2010
On the status of WR James Hardy and the work he did at tonight’s practice:
It was not very extensive. We tried to be smart with getting James back too quickly, but I just talked to him after practice. He felt great. So, we’ll push it a little harder tomorrow and he could even play on Saturday night which would be a real positive.
On playing under the lights at practice tonight:
Well, first of all, we broke camp yesterday. I wanted to give them a chance to get back, get off their feet, get settled in their houses and apartments. Then, you wanted to practice under the lights just to let them have a feel for it because in 72 hours, we’ll be here. So, I wanted to make sure we had a little bit of experience at that.
On how long he thinks he will play the starters on Saturday:
We’ve talked about it. We haven’t decided exactly what we’re going to do with them, but I think that they could at least play the first half.
On if he’s decided a rotation for his QBs:
On if he could share that with the media:
No, not yet.
On why LB Keith Ellison was held out of practice this evening:
He’s [just got] little flare-up’s. It’s just precautionary. I think he’ll be fine come tomorrow.
WIDE RECEIVER JAMES HARDY
On how tonight’s practice went:
It went very well. I just started to go out there and get a little run in to see if there was any pain. For the most part, the pain that is there I feel I’ll be able to deal with it. So hopefully I’ll be out there on Saturday and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow.
On what the injury was:
You’ll have to talk to the trainers about that.
On being back on the field with his teammates:
It’s been 10 or 11 days since I’ve been out there with them. I’m just looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll be able to showcase my talent on Saturday.
On how important it is to get a chance to play Saturday while competing for the No. 2 WR spot:
Each and every day you have to show something. And I feel that the days that I was out there I showed huge improvements and strides. And now it’s just time to go out there and do it on gameday and I’, looking forward to it.
On if there is any anxiety about not being able to practice recently:
No, I don’t let things that I can’t control bother me.
Cornerback Terrence McGee
PM Practice – August 25, 2010
On facing last years’ teammate WR Terrell Owens on Saturday:
[It’s] more than T.O. They’ve got Chad [Ochocinco] over there. They’ve got a whole bunch of good receivers. So, it’s definitely going to be a challenge. But, facing him last year in practice every day, he’s real difficult to cover. It’s definitely going to be a challenge.
On if WR Terrell Owens made him better at practice:
Oh yeah, going against a big receiver like that, and he’s still got a lot of speed on him – [plus] he’s still real physical on the line – it definitely gets you better going against different receivers. Now that he’s on the other team [we’re going to be] going against him, but he definitely helped me out every day.
On if it’s going to be fun to having Owens come back to Buffalo:
Fun? It’s definitely going to be good to see him, but it’s no fun in games when you’re out there trying to cover him, or covering whoever they’ve got out there. You don’t want to get beat deep or get beat for a big play. Before the game, it’s going to be fun to say hello, but during the game it’s business. I would not smile after a deep route gets caught on me.
On where the defense is as a whole:|
Especially after that Washington game, I think it was a big improvement. [We took] a big leap going against an offense like [the Colts]. I think we’re headed in the right direction, but you’re only as good as your last game. We’ve got to come out here and cut down on the mental mistakes and go out there and make some plays. This would be somewhere where we could show that because [the Bengals have] a great quarterback, great receivers, great running back – just a great offense total. So, we’re definitely going to have our hands full.