Q: Was it crowded out on the practice field today?
A: It felt pretty good, yeah, to have everybody out there working. That was a good sign. We have enough room on the field to accommodate that, yeah.
Q: Were you surprised that Bradshaw worked today?
A: No, I wasn’t surprised. I’m not going to tell you that. But I know that he was anxious. And that is probably the only work he will get. Hopefully he will get a little tomorrow. But he did some today. That was good.
Q: ……get a feel for …….the ups and downs.
A: No, not really.
Q: The longer runs that you guys haven’t had as much of this year – is it a matter of the downfield blocking or maybe the second-level blocking not being what it should be at times?
A: We have had some pretty good blocking by the receivers downfield. I wouldn’t know. That is probably one of the categories. But we have had – in the first five games we had a ton of big plays. I think we had 45 big plays in the first five and only 25 in the last four.
Q: Particularly with the running game, I know Brandon had a bunch of long ones the last couple of years. He doesn’t seem to be getting as much. A lot of focus has been on him, but there have to be other reasons as well, no?
A: I’m sure there are. There is not as much opportunity. He (hasn’t) perhaps had as many clear shots.
Q: That’s what I’m saying – is it a matter of extra blocking?
A: That’s what I’m --- I’m trying to give you an answer but I don’t have the facts for that. I know on some of the big plays we have had, we have had outstanding blocking out of the receivers.
Q: Do you have any sense on how much Aaron Ross will be able to play?
A: We are just going to go and watch him practice; let him put a few practices together.
Q: How much did he do today?
A: He does probably less than one-half. But he works good when he is in there.
Q: That is a position where you can help, right?
A: He could, yes.
A: Well, he needs the reps. He hasn’t practiced. He needs time on the field.
Q: Terrell Thomas – how do you think he has been playing this year?
A: I think he has done well. He has played well. He has done a nice job at the nickel spot; done a good job.