(On the ball being on the ground too much)
It’s practice. I don’t make too much out of one day of practice. It’s one practice in camp. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a camp where there hasn’t been bad practices at one time or another. It’s really about how you respond. There was not all bad; there were some good things. Defense did a good job today.
(On coming off of a preseason game)
Today’s practice was tough. It was a lot of reps. It was a padded practice. The defense was stinging a little bit because of criticism for not playing it the way they should have the first series, so they responded. Offense will get a chance to respond tomorrow.
You’ve got to start somewhere. You’ve got to work him in there, you’ve got to see those things to try to correct it. I said, I think, I week or two ago, that we were going to try to work him in at that position. That’s a viable thing. He’s done it, he’s got to get work at it. That’s where you do it, in practice, especially this time, so you can continue to work on it.
I didn’t know a whole lot about Taylor (Thompson) when I got here. I’ve been impressed with Taylor. He’s done a nice job. There are a lot of things about the position that he’s still learning. We’re asking him to do some things that probably he hasn’t done or hasn’t been used to, but I love the way he’s responding. If he’d made the one catch in the game the other night, it would have been a great night for him. It still was a good night for him, he’s doing a lot of good things.