Oct. 14, 2013
FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES |
SAN DIEGO -
Head Coach Rocky Long
On if he likes having a long bye week after playing on Friday:
"The positives will be that we'll get a lot of guys healthy that were beat up. It's right in the middle of the season, which is nice. When you have that much time off, you're always concerned about the negatives, like rust setting in. We'll practice this week, but it will be mostly against ourselves. We won't put gameplan stuff in until next week because you get stale if you put the gameplan in this week. So it all depends on their attitude about how hard they practice this week."
On who the kicker will be for the next game:
"I would say there's a kicker controversy, if that's what you want to call it. We don't have a good kicker right now. The two of them will compete to see who gets to kick in the next game."
On if he's worried about the team being rusty next week:
"It will be interesting to see how (the players) are at practice tomorrow. I think the critical part of the rest of our season is that they practice with the same intensity as if it was game week. It's actually easier to practice since we're not putting a game plan in. It's just our offense against our defense, and they can get as enthusiastic about that as they want to be. Now if there not enthusiastic about that I would say they would get rusty, yes."
On running back Chase Price's injury update:
"I expect him to be back by next week. He's going to practice more and more."
On if the team is healthy overall right now:
"Chase Price is the only one that didn't play. Now, we have some guys that have played a lot of football and are beat up, sore and all those kind of things. But that's what's good about this time off. They should be healthier by the time we play next."
On which position has the most question marks for the remainder of the season:
"We're fighting the same thing now that we were fighting at the start of the season, so that must be the personality of this team. We're inconsistent. At times, we look pretty good. And other times, we don't look like we even practice. So that just must be this team's personality, and hopefully we'll play good enough to win some more games."