Colts head coach Jim Caldwell
On Curtis Painter's status:
(Curtis’s) status is still the same, it hasn’t changed. One of the things I think is that you have to take it all into consideration—how well they do in practice, how much material they know and understand, how they can regurgitate it, and obviously the performance is an issue as well. You have to look at everything that occurs. You all don’t get a chance to see who was supposed to be where on what route, what was supposed to happen in this situation, and there are a lot of other factors that go into dropped passes and things of that nature. Sometimes I think one can get a bit ahead of themselves and not give an individual a fair shake. He is still our second-string quarterback. We believe in him. He is going to develop and grow. It just takes a little time. That is not an easy position to play.
On quarterback Tom Brandstater:
(Tom) is just coming along and we are getting a feel for him. Obviously, he came in a little bit late during OTAs, so he is getting a feel for our offense, and it was good to see him work yesterday.
On the amount of injuries:
Anytime you are around this game long enough you are going to see situations that arise. Usually it is one or two positions a year. It just depends. This is a game of contact and heavy collisions. Thus, you are going to have some injuries. It is just like anything else. You have to move some things around and just keep on plugging.
On Kyle DeVan and Jaimie Thomas:
Oftentimes we let guys rest a little bit to see how they do in terms of being evaluated and things of that nature. We will see here in the next day or so if we have a few of them come back and miss a practice or two
On running back Devin Moore:
He is a guy that can do a multitude of things, it appears. We are going to move him around and let him return a few kicks this week and see what he can do. He looks like a guy with some energy. Obviously he provided some with a spurt here and there yesterday, but I think he is a guy with potential. We are going to take a good look at him.
On looking at the game tape:
Obviously, you get a better view of things. There were a lot of real good things. I think our offense functioned extremely well at the onset. I think those were quite visible, but to watch the execution in our line play, (that) was very, very good. Protection was very solid. Joseph (Addai) had a great run there to take it into the end zone. We had a lot of things done really, really well. Peyton threw the ball well, obviously. It is a heck of an 89-yard drive. It is tough to put together one of 60 yards in this league, let alone 89 yards. All of those things are evident. Our defense played extremely well. They were tenacious. They were opportunistic. Antoine (Bethea) causing a fumble and getting the fumble recovered. We did a lot of things extremely well, a tipped ball interception with a great return. We covered well in our kicking game. So there were a lot of things that I saw that were very, very good. But then also there were some things that we have work to do.