Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
December 23, 2015
Q: With all this movement on the bottom of the roster the last few weeks with the injuries, how much have you had to kind of retrain some new guys to fit inside some of your special teams coverages?
A: Some of it, but a lot of it, the guys have been on the practice squad and you try to play them in roles that they would normally step into and try and keep it. You canít always do that so thereís some learning involved obviously.
Q: Nikita [Whitlock], thatís a tough loss for you, right?
A: Yeah, anytime you lose a guy that plays on all four is like losing four guys. You usually donít have one guy who can do all four things, which is a unique ability, so, excited to see the new guys play.
Q: Do guys get new assignments now, this week, as a result of that?
A: A few, yeah. Weíll see.
Q: I like that story, itís a fun story to play on defense, I guess it got him [Whitlock] hurt but itís neat that he got to do it.
A: He said it happened on special teams, but I couldnít really see where he was talking about.
Q: He said he got hurt on special teams?
A: I think he felt it there.
Q: But he came out on defense?
A: A defensive play, yeah. He did a really good.