11.21: Hue Jackson press conference -- Part 2
Hue Jackson is unsure whether he'll have Darren McFadden available to play next week against the Bears.
Or are you anticipating having -- here this week what is your -- I -- you know. I don't know I don't know more as we move through the week just like always you know I can't tell you I'm not going to speculate. Well that we are not on the I know would get closer to happening back and try everything -- people try and where I am so we're not. Hitting and be out there trust me he'd be out there is not because he has some of the injury you know or anything like that that's not it. I just thinks people heal faster than others some things take time. And that's what we deal with here and again I'm not put him back out there. If he's not a 100% ratio. I don't want -- 7% Democrat I think that's unfair. So the player and appearances. If you let -- tell you concussion when you're in business -- normal progression of things years ago yes there is and I think he's he's very close to being cleared from that. I think Sammy will be fine and Taiwan Jones leaves them with a hamstring just -- you and you run Busch thirty times in consecutive games don't you. Concern but now we're birdies because he's seen and he's given them anymore yeah yeah 36 -- not get behind him during games and every bit. -- he's done a good job Michael and I actually Taiwan answering. And we'll see where he is as we move forward we Michaels and a great job I don't. Look at the number of carries you know I get it you'll again be on the sideline you get grooved and feel like I think Michael was hired we felt like you know -- -- energy into that. He played well he played really really well Michael's done that in -- -- this football coach talk about. The offense and some of the struggles in the fourth quarter on the flip side of that your defense has been on the field and really one score game five or six different times you in the fourth to -- it didn't come through. And almost all of those accounts just talk about their ability to come through in hopelessly. Absolutely just -- finish. You know that's that's part of finish you know sometimes. The -- got a -- -- timely defense has to do and Reggie easiest thing count it to the Davis has putted them well enough and fast and here goes the other way around. And you know that's OK that's why it's called the football team you know the team wins the game. And I just wanted to -- side. Because in that being said. There was still some first downs made by the office is still push the ball back down to position purposes -- the defense could play you know pretty good defense so. We understand and I we -- always preaches speed that we went as a team we lose as a team. -- offense defense special teams well -- to a park. Could you talk about Shepherd a little bit because you lead in tackles -- almost like outside backer on the I'm running play is very cost Kelly's interception he has sacked Reid -- tremendously talk about. To -- his veteran presence knows how to -- -- likes to play has that fire in the -- that you look for and I love gas attack. I mean he likes to tackle and there's nothing. That this isn't this game's all about when you play defense knows your position you play you've got to do -- -- I watched after yesterday. We'll make a play tackling you know that's what this thing is all about this football team's growing and it's just happening before our eyes and I'm very excited. Our salary head and strength to your offense how valuable is. His versatility -- -- Very -- -- -- -- the fullback position yesterday touch us you know that's how valuable he is because it does take a little pressure off of Michael. Bush it doesn't -- pressure there is more again. We have another young -- who was hopeful that she can turn and the ball to utilize him outside and throw it to. And he can make up some unbelievable plays but he popped out right accidentally it I get over there. He's -- running down the boundaries you know that's what kind of skill Marcelo has been. We haven't even tapped into what he can do yet because we finally get him back -- He looked very good. Two in his office and we've -- Carson. That you didn't see through -- so -- -- apparent to me that's what what you have to do play that position as I say yes there's not about the yards. For a touchdown passes let's not get the ball to the other team. I thought he did a tremendous job of keeping the ball away from the defense and get into our guys I -- 74% completions. -- touchdown I mean. There's still he'll tell you a couple throws he wished he had back he's he's. Grappling with the about a separate -- he missed you know that you don't miss those you know. But that's what I'm talking about this the these guys are chasing perfection and he's one of them and this whole football team and we just gotta keep doing it. Yeah juicy rumors that he -- obviously you -- he knows he hadn't played hadn't practiced comes in here as a very tough. Couple weeks now do you see any -- will miss a very. A -- and adaptability that he didn't have and you you certainly knew or hoped he'd. In no I don't yeah I mean I was we have the big time NFL pro quarterback you know who plays here. You know he has all that and and so so. I'm not surprised any guys that have a good -- to -- the -- to catch and throw me paycheck that way. That's sort of I don't know that wasn't a whole class called play it he looked over to defense is okay that's not their coach abduction. You know he checked to play it and all of a sudden they ran out. They really checked into the regular best attributes don't mean but he made an unbelievable road test and that's -- Carson is that's the beauty of him you know. And -- he's doing a great job he really is and he's like Tony Stewart all right I keep that going. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The workload he put on -- comprehension mean. He's out there every snap and -- -- on special teams so that you know don't wanna keep to come off field right open because he can. Let him you know rent is six yards and going back any Guinness. This stuff -- he's more wind -- -- regulate that energized and loses people go you know you don't want the Monday game. It really does that just again he's another young player who's fallen at a very high level for this football team and I think I've said. Waiting for the -- I think he's going to break out players in the National Football League I don't think he gets enough credit. Because he played really well for us week in week out he plays every snap. He doesn't complain he loves to play he loves to be involved and pulling him. Pass through defending at all so I he's okay. Yeah yeah. Stepped in terms of his mental process at any. Easier procedure X rays or anything beyond what they were -- on the the major part of it now I think it's more about let's see how fast the -- And exactly where he is because I actually had and back issues with a concussion. So we need to getting past those things -- we have procedures when you with a concussion has yet to go through so I think he's at them all stages of that. And then I think is more let's see where this soreness. Exactly where is located within his -- and go from there he -- play this weekend I know. Norman knows that there's a chance to -- very do what they do you know that if he doesn't I would be surprised. We just don't take it day by day. She works -- you see -- next man up all the time scary injury like that. Doesn't it shape you guys up a little. Maybe caution was focused for a minute. The football team. Well I could I'm not gonna. Canada -- think that anytime you see when your teammates going out there you know issue you know again I was able to go speak to him. Everybody -- them and I knew he was going to be okay. Everybody else does Nolan and I'm as a player -- -- -- here so please comment that could beat him. And -- hard I mean the thought that I can be UN out there so yeah I think. Certain things go through player's mind but I think they also know that that this is our profession. No this is what they've chosen to do. He'll play a way all the time from you know anything can. You hate to see that there's very that's the hard part of the sport but that is the sport. Back to back out part of actually just before halftime the last -- with no timeouts. Got to is that and how he acts well and that's why I'm here so yeah I think as she has easy. Followed that up the score you know we got a big -- six foot 5235. Pound quarterback like that is letting go instead of Weaver's ability and in to somebody beat. I mean unless he told me he's the best in the world record makes -- so I don't. It's certainly tell me so I satisfied I kind of jumped from not making it the first time -- do what kind of government. But I know he's he's good at it you know like it is passed down -- not get the ball in there and everybody thinks that's got to that was the easiest call I made all day you know truth be told. You know he's we felt good about them -- go. You've Marcedes injury then when the team wins it's them team loses you may answer. Adam this for your first season as head coach. Are you still usual enthusiastic in in Tampa he's still loving it my -- -- -- time in my life. Hey you just know not goodness I mean we started off kind of hot chili dipped a little. And now here we come you know and this is what -- is what the National Football League is you know you go through those peaks and valleys and if you come out of very strong and get all around here at the end yes -- great things happen there's wedding time. And I think our players understand that and as I tell you got before our players myself we've made no excuses about. Our injuries who we play good and you guys know what's going on our team but we come out there and it is next man and we plan and we don't worry about it. And we make them the right things happen and we've had a couple games we lost a little bit you know but that's OK because we've learned from them. In we done a good job in a -- what we need to do is opening up holes. You know this is. When teams come our stadium that's got to be an advantage for us not a disadvantage. Plus he doesn't play there's been a disadvantage so we need to get back to winning careful. No Denver played on Thursday night -- play tonight are you watching the other division teams that are so so we focused zone. You -- got visitor is gonna be you made second on the. How about last week. I don't -- over there and don't -- yeah but it's not about them. I don't -- to -- like football you know I don't know Islam and a division. The bottom line is really about our football team and what we do we control our best. And nobody else that's the only opportunity you want this is on you you know you get it done. You get down -- when that -- you change your goals and you don't finish on you you can say he didn't do so. Do what we do we have knowledge of what's going on -- -- to see what tomorrow absolutely but again today. As we prepare this football team to get ready to -- Chicago was most important. Nothing I can do. I don't expect -- problems we. Stuff again hopefully candidate to see exactly where is the and a lesson that day was. Flew around the good fix my own mistakes don't lead this team won that before we get back on the field. Had a really good decisions seem more to play just to get yanked I think you can rely heavily on entry today after failing phils Marino did come I have a a great relationship Richard. And I trust him wholeheartedly -- knows his body and things came home. But I think what really motivated Richards his teammate which is -- leaders take. And you know Warriors they will be active with the red aggressiveness his guys when they have to fight. And like I said he understands that times now is winning time. And there's no way in my mind it -- all of those -- -- if I wind died on Sunday so that's to me that's what approaches I mean I hope you can build you've gone. And that's what it's all about the numbers you hear -- historical -- third downs it'll probably do is come up with a plan. Coach -- a defensive staff. -- let me know exactly what they want to do so that he could. You know participate in this game and to me -- five plays of Richard or three plays Richards better know richer and here. This is your second straight NFC team that you will be fine and you've got a couple more interest rates soon. In years past AFC difference in the AC different she's beaten distinguishable as -- play anymore I mean and when you play when you go up against Tennessee team. NFC north teams specifically is in a different animal or is it still pretty much it's a pretty good animal from an animal we've played yesterday now. Why they'd been I mean those are very good teams and they're even -- teams that play with four down defensive lineman. Whereas you typically see any of his 1134 defensive football team. But there's a lot of good players than me again Jared Allen Kevin Williams and those -- really better. When you come up their pressure got to play this past week -- and play another one this upcoming here doesn't get any easier. But that's the beautiful part of the national football you know and I don't really say whoa NFC didn't play up to the AFC's level well. Believe that I think the national football isn't a great job parity is all around just literally. I mean you have to get up -- play I don't care what division you're playing what conference your -- he better get ready to play because anything can.