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    Mike Pettine Press Conference

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    No -- this -- they they returned. Ten of eleven starters. These are the only difference being anything different -- as the to rookie tackle. We did a good job pre season. And this is this is an offense they believe what they do they do wellness and they've they've led the AFC rushing -- Have some success. Here in the passing game as well so. I think this situation I felt like they didn't need to change much there about execution they they don't change a lot week to week. That's been his emotions he's been there that notes a lot of times it's the same plays maybe just a little bit differently but. But they're all about execution they do well. Eric Schmitt generally visitors to the world events and defense can I -- he's not playing. How are you that it can be good person you know there's some tape on -- specifically your. Know typically in a situation like that we do it by committee and a lot of his -- that lob jobs closer to the ball and it. To be in a while linebackers some of his -- for jobs are handled by DB so we have some different groupings that. I think kind of cover all. Again and it's it's I think it's it's been a credit to the guys to practice those spots that have done a good job with overconfidence. Going in the you that you know while Ole miss him that that we think it's. If the guys replacing -- solid job against stuff it's not one guy a couple different groupings and all. My enthusiasm that you had a lot of success against especially. That's. He's just he's just an even matchup for you guys there are always easier when you look at it and it's. You know I think that the secondary matchup has been good force our guys have played well in the back and we've been able to get to the quarterback and a lot of times it's it's not necessarily sacking him I mean maybe led the league last year fewest allowed. But I think we've been able to pressure him and not that it wasn't necessarily what happens and everybody do it. Rush the passer well. We. If you're just picking and choosing when we -- pressure. Or give the appearance of it and got guys some guys free -- enforcement some bad throws. And again I think it starts though with with defending the run this team that -- safe to say they run the ball well. We've been able to wait. We've given up then we give them the big run gets which I think helps us. It. -- It's. Yet to me it's again it's that I think one of our strikes is is that is the depth that we have there. So so between Kendrick over confident given camp the offseason and he's had a camp that he's had. To veto so Marcus Dixon hopefuls all those guys and this is a game words that say. More of a sub situation anyway we're where we're not necessarily going to be basically that's a lot -- that. Placed it was a little bit in that -- the group of children about their -- One. It. Job. -- What is -- game. -- We're -- Not real -- I think that's been that's what distracts is that it's known that it's not too big for. The big stage. Again we're not gonna go about their NCAA got -- the whole game would be it would be defined role. And and to me that's what things we like about about what is this football aptitude and picked up suit him very well that's a big part of it is -- have guys that -- you trust they know what to do. And you know he's been very unlucky like in no way so. When it. Lost its way. That's another question from this -- the cliche goes about my favorite. Guys are sitting in the room we we coaches -- my as far as. A few -- the defense is here but if you want to get them. Two days straight. Q did you feel that you -- what you want to -- it you go -- We did I think the big part of what we wanted to do was to get to new safeties acclimated and I think we've done a great job if we finish Thurmond and you know -- Brian Smith I think if they put a lot of -- talk with those guys get up -- speed especially abroad was not here which was rehabbing off site in the offseason. And a credit to those players as well that day. That they've put in the time so that to me was the biggest concern was was get those guys -- we have a lot of things that some moving parts. Know that being said we skills and things that. We want to get a couple of games under our belt and not throw too much out of have a problem process. Have a great crowd is crowd noise that affects us defensively -- communication. We. You were calls. Multiple moving parts. You know we -- when -- the situation where. You know things were great here we can here so we'll sort it out there are -- trouble communicating so. That was the biggest part frost was -- safeties involved and getting up to speed. And that again I think I think have an off season was really helpful for us because I I think it's our management we have so many of our players here during the offseason -- other teams. Might only have close to everybody there for the for the mandatory three days. Words -- we had virtually. 100% and that's when -- ninety's tennis wise that's great for us is by the public training camp and poultry and so forth on mr. -- He can you know here if it -- Well after six -- see him in the left field. You know what what you victory. That we we never thought -- boxing and I ran. Himself for coming out. Has great range. It means he's a complete safety because he's an excellent blitzer. His man cover skills are solid those things that we studied we looked at tape. And that he played a lot where he was used it to Michelle and haven't come off the landmark has more and play number one down the boundaries and there's no issues with his range even in the middle field. So balls thrown his breaking on the throw and he's standing on the boundary field. This is closing speed to me this is what's been impressive so we never thought of as a box guy in -- my as a same want to -- my as a complete player's worth and let's cover. So again been asked that question before you want guys at 3 o'clock safeties we never second. See. -- Yes what he's he's getting better and the thing about it this is. I just think maybe in his mind he thinks it's good enough and and to me that's up it's a common thing with rookies their idea what's good enough and our idea what's good enough we just have to. If there's elevated. I think the other players have been helpful -- and I think put an example on tape again it's it's and most guys are gonna do what's asked up and and this is one thing that were -- it was on and be demanding. And -- these are shown improvement since since it was first brought up. There. Yeah on the question guys back there. It all goes well. Different. Yours is it similar and my friends. Or your office. I think it's helped us because otherwise we would have had to manufacture those reps against the scout team and you know you're not always gonna get the best -- Words when he went team is running it. And -- training camp for most of training camp and you're going good against good. Get to kind of you. It's it's much better look -- full speed -- and you know again have a guy like Tim here I think is -- has been tremendous force. Justin in preparation for that again if people said -- immature brats that's gonna go and I mean they've won different forms of so. So we prepare for for what they've done and anticipate some things they might do so. Again it's it's just me from a prep standpoint but the most beneficial thing is it's being able practicing good it's good. Way. So it gave back all. He's pretty self scouting. With him pick for what it was like there. We've talked I mean it means. That they bring their picture with them so it was probably more expert some time with Tony junior. Just talking about you what are some things that you have. As far as the available on our defense. So we've shared some information back and forth between there there were games that they've had success against us and and and vice Versa so it was. It was good more so in the spring but it was good that we -- choose yours. -- Pre games. What -- you will will the rodeos and kinda motivating factor you think things. I mean we all know how competitive he is so I think we will be kidding ourselves -- we didn't think that that. If -- that he's heard that. Much to speak for him for exactly what what's going through his mind here but I just know well. Extremely competitive is that's that's what makes him great because now. -- at that level of competitiveness that shows even if it just in practice so. What are our game plans you know we're pretty you know pretty normal as far as are going to be some calls he's matched on some calls he's it's a vague answer but. It's it's it's really gonna depend on the call some of -- depends on them as far as where they like him. Of course you. -- we're. Or. So. The eligible to me it's it's also not just it's not just what -- also Yeremiah it's also you know -- wasn't so we do have some new faces so. Again Buffalo's a team where. Where their only -- handful of personnel groupings that we were able to scale it back more from a from a playing standpoint. You know that the focus on more the stuff defending the spread and our our our base defense the nice thing about our base defense as we're just about training camp where we had. -- multiple practices going against two back offense going against two tight ends. Which Buffalo does not do a lot but if if it turns into a game where. Where we're getting a lot of that that that were fresh off of preparing for that so that's what I think a lot of the calls and we didn't have a necessarily for this planner or or easily resurrected that's the nice part about. Coming out of camp the first couple games you you're you're always have access to a -- calls its problems when that would actually. Oh please please call or race. It's really not going to be that different from what we don't -- and we use the -- collaboration. And that's that's the way we do -- there are some opponents that that that I have a better feel for. That all -- to do the bulk of it and and vice Versa sometimes it's during the game and we'll switch it in game. But again we won't always talk and have a plan for. And don't think that's the strength of what we do is that we have the ability to to bounce calls off of each other and kind of you know during the you know when the offense is up is almost have look at game plan meeting over the -- what we think about the next -- this here's what I like. So we we bounce it back and forth and I and I think its workforce and workforce before. And again with. You're with what was with Rex this year and of people use the phrase active you know more active role what's. Is that active role for Ross is news to me has been more across the team I mean he's always been very involved defensively. But -- it's you know it's he's been with the offensive meetings it more involved in the special teams stuff. You know -- don't think there's anybody more excited about the season start of wrecks because it I think it's you know he did what he said he was gonna do -- it is is really immersed himself -- couldn't hit him. There. Is just a matter collaboration. Any -- any I think that's I think that's a little overblown and it's it's still it's it's basically what it's been. And it and again it'll depend on the opponent and again it sometimes it's it's in game sometimes it's. You know take first or second album take third down or or vice Versa or hate to two minute you take it. So there are others here we're we're ego free when it comes of that and and to me a lot of times and the twins before that. That the calls a -- are already predetermined a lot of situations. Also -- hash mark this area field this personnel grouping this down and distance. We've already met and agreed on what it would be so it's it's basically a matter who's read it off the -- so. -- game planned it. You know especially if the team is his that sticking their tendency really is is almost on auto pilot -- third downs sometimes script out over the I would call. But again there's there's a lot of different combinations that we do it and again it's it's something that that we really feel was broken so there's room for -- Maybe how much time as an -- is about -- being. He's an important thing. Do I and so why how masters in our games there. Good amount a good amount ports. And reports we're all about earning playing time. And guys that are playing well or are going to be out there were always in the mode of best eleven. Sometimes that's that's hard decisions have to be made when a guy's not playing well I think that's. You know what what happened towards the end of last year that you know not to continually -- I don't know -- or probably doesn't wanna bring in a Peter. He get a situation where where you're not playing well I mean that's that's the tough decisions have to be made of you know this particular game this particular match up. -- it's it's hard to justify haven't haven't somebody out there who's who's not necessarily explain it. Peak level so. I anticipate parking out there are a lot again I think given. You know even though the times a year. You know playing up tempo offense as -- things like that I don't know anybody's gonna play a full game other than. -- other than the corners. Even the safeties and trees and try to roll themselves so. Again that's. From a conditioning standpoint you know he didn't exceed last night. So you. Some of the team I thought both focused teams if you could tell a little heavy Michigan in the fourth quarter that's keeps -- is the ability to roll guys through. So -- but Bart -- a big part of what we do. Since he's emotionally with the -- You know we'll we'll. The thing that. Get to CJ Spiller. This. Season. Others watch. That creativity you teach him to go to it does -- one I think one of the few players in the in the NFL that -- it has wideout. Legitimate wideout skills. What also has legitimate running -- skills -- that makes it very difficult for when he's in the backfield you what a treat him like a back. When he's out of the backfield he would treat him -- wide receiver that sometimes makes for tough match up it's. He's in the backfield when a linebacker or if he's out of the backfield when a defensive back on. We don't want to reverse to be true. So that we've we've spent a decent amount of time and energy planning for that they've they've shown they showed it a year ago. They've also shown some this pre season having them both out there together and that's certainly the two world that are there. You know -- Trust him. We do we go again -- setback at the beginning of camp and I think he was he was playing catch up since then. But I think he's responded well and I think it very formidable. Group -- support. You know that your. Core. Yeah but it's really I think it's it's it's on all four that are back there even five when when -- in the -- I think what's helpful malice at the corners. Know the system so well and they know that there and they were new safeties. That a lot of times the corners would have looked back it -- did -- And waiting for the call to be given them -- how we playing this -- now they can give it so. Again -- I think there's. They've all bought in there they feel like there's there's ownership but it Amos and I got two guys that are first year and -- what's helped them along. The same you know same thing going on up front of them or even even with the linebackers are times where they know what should be. You know these guys realize it was in this Jack needs to be made quick so if I know what I'm gonna make so we we didn't. Load everything on the -- said -- your -- guys we were waiting for you to tells what to do. But again people pick it up but but I think it's it's one where I think. Guys that are better job knowing that we -- have good safeties. Kind of learning the whole defense of it everybody was really the same page.

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    Sincerely,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
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    That essay...

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    wat

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    Well, i'm not going to read that f*cking book.

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    WE ARE THE BORG...RESISTANCE IS FUTILE....

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    that sh*t looks like the matrix....

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    It is kinda hard to read without paragraphs. You should check out the video. But maybe more to your liking would be how Mike Westhoff raves about Tebow:

    http://www.newyorkjets.com/photos-an...3-6fb935b0a402

    Mike Westhoff would have made a great HC!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlito1171 View Post
    that sh*t looks like the matrix....
    All I see is blonde, brunette, red-head...

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    Holy ****! Think I'll wait for the movie. Premiers this Sunday!

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    On Thursday New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine addressed the media. Here is the transcript courtesy of the Jets.

    On if anything has changed since last year in preparing for the Bills…

    No, they returned 10-of-11 starters. The only difference being the rookie tackle (Cordy Glenn) who did a good job in the preseason. This is an offense, they believe in what they do and they do it well. They led the AFC in rushing a year ago. They’ve had some success in the passing game as well. I think (in their) situation, they felt like they didn’t need to change much. They’re about execution, they don’t change a lot week-to-week and that’s been his (Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey) MO (since he’s been there). A lot of times it’s the same plays maybe dressed up a little bit differently but it’s all about execution and they do it well.

    On how he plans on replacing Eric Smith’s role…

    Typically in a situation like that, we do it by committee. A lot of the jobs closer to the ball can be handled by a linebacker, some of his deeper jobs are handled by a DB (defensive back). So we have some different groupings that I think kind of cover it all. It’s been a credit to the guys that have practiced those spots that have done a good job. We feel very confident going in that while we’ll miss him (Eric Smith) that we think that the guys replacing him will do a solid job. Again, it’s not one guy, it’s a couple of different groupings that will handle it all.

    On why the defense has been so successful against Buffalo recently…

    I think that the secondary matchup has been good for us. Our guys have played well in the back-end. We’ve been able to get to the quarterback and a lot of times, it’s not necessarily sacking him. They led the league last year in fewest (sacks) allowed. But I think we’ve been able to pressure (RyanFitzpatrick) and it wasn’t necessarily with having to send everyone to do it. We’ve rushed the passer well. We’ve done a good job picking and choosing when we would pressure or give the appearance of it and gotten some guys free to him and forced him in to some bad throws. I think it starts with defending the run. This is a team that as I said, they run the ball well. We’ve been able to avoid giving up the big run against them which I think helps us in the pass game.

    On if Sione Po’uha can’t play on Sunday…

    I think one of our strengths is the depth that we have there (on the defensive line). Between Kenrick (Ellis), I feel very confident given the camp and the offseason that he’s had, (Mike) DeVito, Marcus Dixon, (Quinton) Coples, all of those guys. This is a game where it’s more of a sub situation where we’re not necessarily going to be in base defense a lot. So I think that plays to us a little bit in that a lot of the groupings were going to have out there aren’t going to have that many defensive lineman.

    On Josh Bush…

    I think that’s one of his strengths is that he’s shown it’s not too big for him, on the big stage. We’re not going to put him out there and say hey you have to play a whole game. It would be a defined role. To me, that’s one of the things that we liked about him coming out was his football aptitude. He’s picked up the system very well. That’s a big part of it, is having guys out there that you trust (and) they know what to do. He’s been very un-rookie like in that way. He’s had very few mental errors.

    On why Marcus Dixon was cut…

    That’s not a question for me. As the cliché goes, (that’s) above my pay grade. The guys that are sitting in the room, we coach them as best that we can.

    On if the defense accomplished what it wanted to this offseason…

    We did. I think the big part of what we wanted to do was get the safeties acclimated. I think we’ve done a great job of that between Dennis Thurman and Jimmy O’Neil and Brian Smith. They’ve put in a lot of extra time with those guys, getting them up to speed. Especially LaRon (Landry), who was not here (he) was rehabbing offsite in the offseason. A credit to those players as well that they’ve put in the time. That to me was the biggest concern was getting those guys up to speed. We have a lot of things that have some moving parts. That being said, we’ve scaled some things back. We wanted to get some games under our belt and not throw too much at them. The problem for us is having a great crowd. It’s the crowd noise and that affects us defensively, so (in) our communication, we have fewer calls that have multiple moving parts. We didn’t want to get in the situation where things were great here and we can hear ourselves and then all of a sudden we get out there and have trouble communicating. That was the biggest part for us was getting the safeties involved and getting them up to speed. I think having the offseason was really helpful for us because I think it’s to our advantage because we have so many of our players here during the offseason whereas other teams might only have close to everybody there for the mandatory three days whereas we had virtually 100 percent attendance. We were in the high 90’s (percentage) attendance wise. That’s great for us because by the time that we get to training camp and I’m going through the installs, it’s the fourth time that they’re hearing it.

    On Landry’s reputation as a box safety…

    We never thought of him as a box safety. Here’s a guy who ran sub-4.4 (40-yard dash time) coming out, has great range. To me, he’s a complete safety because he’s an excellent blitzer, his man-coverage skills are solid, that was one of the things that we studied when we looked at him on tape and he played a lot where he was in a two-shell and had to come off the landmark on the hashmark and play number one down the boundary and there’s no issues with his range. Even in the middle of the field, the balls thrown, he’s breaking on the throw, and he’s standing on the boundary. His closing speed to me has been what’s impressive. We never thought of him as a box guy and Yeremiah’s (Bell) the same way. I think Yeremiah’s a complete player as well. He can blitz, he can cover. I’ve been asked that question before, ‘Why do you guys have three box safeties?’ We never for a second thought of it that way.

    On if he has to push Coples’ effort more in practice…

    Yes, but he’s getting better. I just think maybe in his mind, he thinks it’s good enough. That’s a common thing with rookies, their idea of what’s good enough and our idea of what’s good enough (is not the same). We just have to get their (idea of what’s good) elevated. I think the other players have been helpful too, putting the example on tape. Most guys are going to do what’s asked of them and this is one thing we are going to be sticklers on, be demanding (about). Again, he has already shown improvement since it was first brought up.

    On Buffalo’s Wildcat…

    I think it’s helped us because otherwise we would have had to manufacture those reps against a scout team, and you’re not always going to get the best look, whereas, a team is running it, whether it’s in training camp, or post training camp and you’re going good against good. It’s a much better look, it’s full speed. Again, having a guy here like Tim (Tebow) has been tremendous for us, just in preparation for that. Again, people said I’m not sure if Brad Smith is going to go but they’ve run different forms of it, so we’ve prepared for it for what they’ve done and anticipated the things they might do. Again, it’s me from a prep standpoint that the most beneficial thing is being able to practice it, good against good.

    On self-scouting with Tony Sparano…

    We’ve talked. They bring their material with them, probably more. I spent some time with Tony (Sparano) Jr., just talking about what are some of the things he had, as far as building a book on our defense. We’ve shared some information back and forth. There were games where they had more success against us, and vice versa, so it was good. It was more so in the spring, but we had some good opportunities to share some info.

    On the matchup between Stevie Johnson and Darrelle Revis…

    I mean, we all know how competitive he is (Darrelle), so I think we’d all be hitting ourselves if we didn’t think that he’s heard that. I’m not going to speak for exactly what’s going through his mind. I just know how extremely competitive he is. That’s what makes him great, is how that level of competitiveness, it shows even in practice. Our game plan is pretty normal as far as there’s going to be some calls he’s matching on, some calls he’s not. I know that’s a vague answer, but it’s really going to depend on the call. It depends on them as far as where they line him up.

    On scaling back the defense because of new faces…

    Yeah, to me, it’s not just LaRon (Landry), it’s also Yeremiah (Bell) and (Quinton) Coples. We do have some new faces. Again, Buffalo is a team where they’re only in a handful of personnel groupings, so we were able to scale it back from a plan standpoint. The focus is more on the stuff defending the spread, then our base defense. The nice thing about our base defense is we’re just coming out of training camp where we had multiple practices going against a two-back offense, going against two tight ends, which Buffalo does not do a lot of. If it turns into a game where we’re getting a lot of that, we’re fresh off of preparing for that. I don’t think a lot of the calls that we didn’t have up, necessarily for this plan, are easily resurrected. That’s the nice part about coming out of camp because your first couple of games, you’re always going to have access to an inventory of calls. It’s probably a little more than what you actually put in the book.

    On the play calling between he and Coach Ryan…

    It is really not going to be that different than what we have done in the past. We use the word collaboration and that is the way we do it. There are some opponents I have a better feel for that I will do the bulk of it and vice versa. Sometimes it is during a game, we will switch it in game, but again we will always talk and have a plan for it and I think that is the strength of what we do is that we have the ability to bounce calls off of each other. When the offense is up, we almost have a game plan meeting over the headset, ‘what are we thinking about the next third down. Do you like this? Here is what I like.’ We bounce it back and forth and I think it has worked for us. It worked for us before and again with Rex this year, people have used the phrase more of an active role, his active role to me has been more across the team. He has always been very involved defensively, but he has been in with the offensive meetings and more involved in the special teams stuff. I don’t think there is anyone more excited about the season starting than Rex. He did what he said he was going to do and has really immersed himself back in it.

    On if Coach Ryan will do more play calling this season…

    I think that is a little overblown. It is basically what it has been and again, it will all depend on the opponent. Sometimes it is in game, sometimes I take first and second down, he will take third down or vice versa or, ‘hey, it is a two minute, you take it.’ We are ego free when it comes to that. To me, a lot of times and I explained this before, the calls are already predetermined in a lot of situations. The ball is on this hash mark, in this area of the field with this personnel grouping, this down and distance, we have already met and agreed on what it would be so it is basically a matter of who is reading it off the sheet. The game plan, especially if a team is sticking to tendency, is almost on autopilot at times. Third downs we will sometimes script out how we are going to call them but again there are a lot of different combinations on how we do it. Again it is something we didn’t feel was broken so there was really no need to fix it.

    On how much Bart Scott will be used…

    A good amount. We are all about earning playing time and guys that are playing well are going to be out there. We are always in the mode of best 11. Sometimes hard decisions have to be made when guys are not playing well, but I think that is what happened at the end of last year, not to continually revisit that. I know Bart probably doesn’t want to bring it up either. You get in a situation where you are not playing well, the tough decisions have to be made of this particular game or this particular match up, it is hard to justify having somebody out there who is not playing at a peak level. I anticipate Bart being out there a lot. Again, given the time of year and playing up tempo offenses and things like that, I don’t know if anyone is going to play a full game, other than the corners. Even the safeties you are going to try and roll them some. Again, from a conditioning standpoint, the heat, you could see it last night, both of those teams you could tell got a little heavy legged in the fourth quarter, that is key for us is the ability to roll guys through, defensive line, linebackers, whatever it is. Bart is a big part of what we do, he is the emotional leader of the defense. We are going to have him out there a lot.

    On if the Bills having both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson on the field at the same time makes it difficult…

    It does, because Spiller is one of the few players in the NFL that has legitimate wideout skills, but also has legitimate running back skills. That makes it very difficult when he is in the back field. You want to treat them like a back and when he’s out of the back you want to treat him like a wide receiver. That sometimes makes for a tough matchup, because when he is in the back field you want a linebacker on him. When he’s out of the back field, you want a defensive back on him. You don’t want the reverse to be true. We’ve spent a decent amount of time and energy planning for that. They showed it a year ago. They’ve also showed it again this preseason having them both out there together, and that’s certainly to their advantage.

    On if they have confidence in Demario Davis…

    We do. Again, he had been set back at the beginning of camp, and I think he’s been playing catch up ever since. I think he’s responded well and I think in a very limited role he can be very effective for us.

    On leadership within the defense…

    Yeah, but I think it’s really on all four that are back there, even five, when Kyle (Wilson) is back there. I think what’s helpful now is that the corners know the system so well, and they know that they’re in there with new safeties. A lot of the times, the corners would have looked back at Eric (Smith) or Jim (Leonhard) and waited for the call to be given to them, ‘Hey how are we playing this?’ whereas now, they can give it. Again, I think they’ve all bought in and I feel like there’s ownership, like ‘Hey listen, I’ve got two guys that are first year in it, let’s help them along.’ (It’s the) same thing going on up front, or even with the linebackers, where they know what it should be. These guys realize this check needs to be made quick, so if I know it, I’m going to make it. We didn’t load everything on them and say ‘Hey listen, you’re two new guys, we’re waiting for you to tell us what to do.’ They both picked it up. It’s one where I think guys did a better job knowing we were going to have two new safeties, kind of learning a whole new defense, so everyone was kind of on the same page

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