It wasn`t that strange at all. This is my team now.
We just made some mistakes. We killed ourselves. It wasn`t physical. It was mental. That`s the frustrating part. You know physically you match up pretty well with them.
We haven`t hit on all cylinders just yet and we want to try to get that accomplished and at least be going into the regular season with the confidence that I think this team should have. We have the capabilities to be very good but a lot of the time you have question marks and you don`t play quite up to your potential.
You don`t have to maul people on every snap to be a great offensive line, ... but you do have to mesh together. You do have to be smart, know who you have to get to and how to get to them. Last week I think we made strides in that area. The group that we`ve got in there now mesh well together, they`re smart, they know what to do.
To have him doing the things he did early in the spring, and then getting injured so early in camp I think we are all excited about adding him to the mix. He`s very athletic and he can do some things out there that I think are going to help us tremendously. It`s an exciting time for him to get back out there but also for us to get a gear on where he is at.
I`ve been here a lot of times when I had everybody in here cheering for me and I don`t know if I fed off it, but I definitely know I was focused and feeling good.
I`m the wrong guy to ask. I`m only doing seven-step drops out there.
The bottom line is to try to get into as much of a rhythm as we can before that first game. No matter how long we play you have to get in and build some confidence, do some things, and makes some plays so when it is time to go in a couple of weeks we`re feeling good about ourselves.
We have to get the ball in the end zone. It`s tough to win kicking field goals.
I`ve been in a lot of places where I haven`t had offensive lines that can just manhandle guys one-on-one, ... but if you get on the right guy, you pick up the right guy, you give your skill players a chance to make a play, and that`s where you`re successful.