Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
September 10, 2015
Q: What have you liked out of [Brad] Wing so far?
A: He’s been very good with his operation time, he’s been good, location is getting better, and we’re always constantly striving to get the hang and distance.
Q: Is the goal continuing to be to put the ball between the numbers and the sideline?
A: We’ve always said it’s all in the numbers, you know, that’s where the aiming point is, so we’ll see where it goes.
Q: With [Dwayne] Harris, is he going to be pretty much the punt returner, kick returner and gunner?
A: We hope so, he’s always been a four team guy, and continuing that role, he’s done very well with that as many years as he’s been playing, so continuing that role with him.
Q: Who’s the opposite gunner?
A: It’ll be a mixture of guys. We have to see who’s up. It’ll all come down to who is up on the 46 [players dressed], so they’re battling that out.
Q: Has Josh Brown adjusted pretty well with his new holder [Wing]?
A: I think so. I mean, at the end of the day, he has to kick the ball, Zak [DeOssie] has to snap, and Brad has to hold. I told him don’t worry about it, the ball will be down, and you kick it. A lot of times you get into problems when you start worrying too much about stuff you can’t control. They’ve worked well together.
Q: Does Dallas prevent problems as far as…
A: Well, they’re always solid on special teams. They’ve got excellent speed, two very good specialists, so it’s always, you’ll have your hands full going down there, so it’ll be exciting.
Q: Without Harris who is Dallas going to…
A: They’ve got talent, whether it’s [Lance] Dunbar, [Cole] Beasley, you know name it. Dez Bryant could be back there, so be ready for all of them. They’ve got a rookie, Lucky Whitehead has done a really good job, very elusive, so they’ve got guys.
Q: How valuable is [Nikita] Whitlock as a guy on special teams?
A: He’s valuable because you get quite a bit of playing time from the fullback position, which is becoming rarer and rarer, so to be able to get four teams out of him, I think will be a benefit just for the overall roster.