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New York Jets Quotes – 8/27/13

Here are some quotes from the New York Jets for 8/27/13:

Head Coach Rex Ryan:

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Opening statement:

“First off, today’s practice was good. We tried to simulate a little of that up-tempo, no-huddle offense. I don’t think we did a very good job of it with the show team, but anyway it should be interesting playing against Philadelphia with some of the zone-reads and all that other stuff, so we’re trying to get ready for that. As far as the starters, I know you guys want to know who’s starting the game as the quarterback, but like any other position, we’ll announce that on gameday. We’ll get you that information when we’ve had those discussions. So, really I’m not ready to tell you that yet.”

On whether Mark Sanchez has started his rehabilitation:

“He’s been with (Head Athletic Trainer) John Mellody and the trainers. He’s out there, obviously, at practice, but he did not participate today. But again, as we’ve said all along, he’s not going to play in this game. But this is a unique way we do practice because the majority of this preseason game is going to be played a lot by your twos and obviously some guys will get reps, so you kind of work that plan, and also work ahead a little bit to Tampa Bay. Guys were out there. Even the defensive guys that couldn’t practice are trying to get some mental work as well for preparation.”

Whether it is realistic to think Sanchez can practice next week:

“First off, you look at Mark’s history. He’s had a shoulder injury before, and obviously, there are probably a million different shoulder injuries, but he’s had a shoulder injury before (and) he was able to play. In fact, I think that was our second year in 2010 that he played through, I think, all of the postseason with it. I just remember him warming up in between series all the time. That’s how he stayed warm. Obviously, we played some cold weather games. But, we’ll see. One thing we know for sure, Mark is durable and he is going to work his tail off to be ready to go. I think we all know that about Mark. If the trainers say they want him to be in there six different times, he’ll be in there six different times. “

On what improvements he wants to see from Smith if he plays on Thursday:

“The specifics of it and whatever, I think when you look at it, whether it’s on the game field or the practice field, you look for guys making the improvements, not making the same mistakes, putting the ball in front of receivers, those types of things that he needs to see (and) needs to recognize. Whether it’s any time, practice field, game field, the different schemes that people put in, dropping, (Justin) Tuck was an example out of that. That is maybe a little unusual, (but) we’re going to see a lot of those, obviously. (He will) go through his progressions and things like that. But just like all the quarterbacks, it’s not really just for him, it would be for all the quarterbacks.”

Whether Greg McElroy will play on Thursday:

“I certainly hope so. But again, we’ll lean on the trainers and the doctors. And that’s as we say if this guy will play, that guy will play, that’s an example right there. There are other guys going through some injuries who we have to make sure we get a good feel for it and clearance from our medical people before we say that this guy is definitely playing or definitely not playing.”

On whether the quarterback competition is still ongoing:

“I think for Week One, until we name the starting quarterback I would say that really anything’s possible because we haven’t named the quarterback yet. So, we’ll weigh in all the factors. Certainly the injury to Mark would be a factor as well. Again, when we feel real good about it, we’ll let everybody know.”

Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes:

On how he felt running around before the game on Saturday:

“Just excited to be here (and) get an opportunity to get back in the groove of things. (I’m) making good progress.”

How much he’s been able to do in practice the last two days:

“Just really limited. (I’m) just working on getting in the grove of things. Getting a feel for what I can and cannot not do right now. I’m going to keep that to a minimal and (try to) steadily make good progress from there.”

On if he feels he will be ready to play against Tampa Bay:

“That’s a coach’s decision. Doctors still have to continue evaluating me. It’s been a long process. I’ve come a long way up until this point and I can’t put any timetable on it. Just because of my progress (being brought to your) attention, doesn’t really boost the trainers push for me to be on the field right away.”

How far his health is from when he is playing at his best:

“I would honestly say a long ways. Yeah, still got a ways to go. (I’ll) continue working. Like I talked about before, it’s all about learning how to run routes again, to be able to put my foot in the ground again, to be able to burst and release versus pressure coverages, guys sitting in front of me and things like that. So, we still have a lot of steps to continue making right now.”

On if he has talked to any other players who have gone through a Lisfranc injury:

“I haven’t gotten any advice but I actually spoke to Shaun O’Hara from the Giants on the field on Saturday and he stopped me and talked to me about his process of dealing with the Lisfranc injury and his do’s and don’ts. I kind of took heed of it to understand the process that he had to go through, but no advice.”

Cornerback Dee Milliner:

On if he is disappointed to miss the last two preseason games:

“It’s very disappointing. I want to be out there on the field. I want to be out with my teammates out there, doing what they’re doing, helping them out. I just want to be out there and get into things before the regular season comes.”

If he feels this injury has put him behind:

“No, I don’t think it has. Just to be out there and get more reps, (which) would have helped me but I don’t think it put me behind at all. The same way when I first got back.”

On the communication on defense and his comfort level with those guys:

“It’s very high, it’s been great. Everybody on defense is always around each other, always talking, laughing, playing around with each other. We’re a tight group. So everything has been good, it’s translated onto the field also. Everyone knows each other, we’re trying to be accountable, responsible for everyone.”

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