Q: Aaron Ross was out today?
Q: Anything particular?
Q: Same one?
A: He has had it on both sides – I believe it is the same one.
Q: How concerned are you?
A: I’m concerned, yes. It’s a fair question. It’s too bad the English language can’t allow for some other way to say that. I am concerned.
Q: Mildly concerned?
Q: Is it along the same lines as the stuff he has felt before?
A: I don’t think it is quite that bad but any time – it is day to day. That’s all I can tell you.
Q: When did this develop?
A: Yesterday afternoon.
Q: After practice?
A: Actually at the end of practice, yes; after practice, if you will.
Q: You know how hard he has worked to try to get back on the field. I imagine it kind of hurts him a lot. Are you bothered by this, knowing what he has gone through?
A: Yes. Yes, I am; very unfortunate.
Q: Where are you with Corey Webster?
A: Still the same. He didn’t work today. He gets a little better every day but again, I can’t speculate.
Q: Is it safe to say that both Webster and Ross will be game time decisions?
Q: With the way that Washington is playing, has it been at all difficult to get through to the players despite their record…?
A: Not at all. The tape verifies the quality of their play. And I have kind of kept them up to date on their last five games – the way they have played. So there isn’t any question about the quality of their team.
Q: With both Aaron and Corey injured someone like Bruce Johnson possibly could take over a bigger role. How comfortable are you with the development that he has made this year? If he did have to start, how comfortable would you be with that?
A: He has done an outstanding job all year long from a guy who wasn’t drafted to the impact that he had on us in the early season. So we have been pleased the Bruce.
Q: I’m sure with any rookie there are little things you have to work on – has he made some of those adjustments as the season has progressed?
A: Yes, he has. He has improved. He has gotten an opportunity to play a lot of football.
Q: You use words like ‘outstanding’ and ‘very pleased’ but we have seen a lot of balls caught on him lately. He has had his share of struggles, no?
A: He is a rookie. The other guy watches tape, too. He is very competitive.
Q: Does that bother you that maybe people are finding out his weaknesses?
A: Well, it is what it is. Does it bother me? No more than other areas of concern or other ways in which the opponent attempts to attack.
Q: What is the latest with Kareem McKenzie?
A: The same – status quo. It is a little better. It feels a little better.
Q: Ahmad Bradshaw?
A: Ahmad Bradshaw will have his one day. That is pretty much where he is this week.