Colts coach Jim Caldwell (8/12/10)
On Brandon James:
He’s learning. Sunday is certainly going to be a great opportunity for him. We will get a chance to look at him, but obviously you can see he’s got pretty consistent hands and he has some quickness. We will see what happens in live action.
On Brandon James using the fair catch:
Number one is he fields the ball. He has to have consistent hands every single time and don’t let it hit the ground. We will feel pretty good about that. What goes beyond that once he catches it, secures it and don’t give it back to them with a fumble or anything of that nature, and then get us some yards afterward. So it’s a progression. It’s kind of like my golf game. They say the first thing you have to do is make contact, the second thing is to get it airborne and the third is to hit it straight. I’m still on number one.
On Sam Giguere:
Sam is big, strong and fast. He has girth to him. He has power. He has speed. We have seen him actually do it, particularly on kickoff returns. There is not so much guesswork there. To see him have an opportunity to do it consistently last year, he was injured a great portion of the season, so we will give him an opportunity to do it a few more times this preseason.
On reluctance of using Anthony Gonzalez in a return role:
Not reluctant. If we have guys that we feel can go in there and do it consistently that have a good balance in terms of production is the most important thing, we’ll do that. But in his particular case, we know he can catch the ball. He has real good hands back there. But we have some of these young guys that we want to see what they can do with it.
Colts left tackle Tony Ugoh (8/11/10)
On being comfortable back at left tackle again:
I’ve been working at guard so now I have to switch and go back to the tackle mentality, but I’m feeling pretty good.
On the changes to the offensive line:
Injuries are part of the game and you can’t really do anything about it. You just have to adapt and roll with the punches. That’s what I’m trying to do.
On Jamey Richard filling in at center:
It is not the first time that has happened. Jeff was out, I want to say a couple of years ago, and (Richard) filled in and did a great job. It is definitely no different than the last time.