Special Teams Coach Tom Quinn, 12.16.10

Q: Tom was saying he thought the poor coverage was a result of heavy legs?
A: I don't know what it was, but it wasn't good enough. We did look slow. We've got to play a lot faster than that. That's one of the things we try to do is play fast and play physical and we did not do that on Monday night at all.

Q: Will Phillip Dillard come in for Clint Sintim?
A: Probably he's the next guy up. It's tough losing Clint. He had just started to really latch on to the special teams role. It's unfortunate that he got hurt.

Q: What do you make of this whole wall fiasco?
A: I haven't really studied their tapes. Sidelines are a busy, busy place. I've gotten hit once by one of our own guys - Domenik Hixon in 2007, he released and I'm watching the punt go and all of the sudden he slammed right into my back. There are a lot of people on the sidelines. I counted the other day and I think we had 40 people that weren't in uniform that were there - the coaches or trainers or whoever else - there is a lot of collateral on the sidelines and those guys do run into people at times.

Q: What do you teach your gunners?
A: We never really talk about it. The tough thing is that the rule is that you can't keep running down the sideline. You have to get back in and as you make an attempt you've got to make sure that you're in more than the other people as you do it.

Q: So this isn't a league-wide epidemic?
A: I don't think so, no. It also depends on where the ball is being kicked. With punts there are only a few instances where it would come into play.

Q: In '07 did you get a minus for blocking your own guy?
A: My neck still hurts. Those guys are coming fast. It's dangerous.

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