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Thursday Media Transcript: ST Coordinator Tom Quinn

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/20/2016 4:25 pm
Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn

October 20, 2016

Q: Is Josh Brown going to be your kicker on Sunday?

A: I donít know. Weíll see whatís going on. We just have to see what the higher-ups say.

Q: So they havenít informed you?

A: Well, right now he is. Until I know otherwise, heís our kicker. He kicked today and heís what weíre going forward with.

Q: How supportive are you with him and what heís going through right now?

A: Obviously, itís tough what heís going through. I donít agree with domestic violence and all of that. Heís trying to change. The new material coming out was probably a shock to all of us.

Q: Did he tell you that he wrote those?

A: No, I didnít hear anything like that. No.

Q: What has he been like to work with this year?

A: Heís been fine. I havenít seen a change in the time that weíve had. Heís been consistent.

Q: If you guys do something; do you have to bring a second kicker with you?

A: I would imagine. You donít have a second and third on the roster. You do have a guy thatís an emergency guy.

Q: Brad is the emergency guy if need be? Brad on your roster.

A: We have a couple of emergency guys. We have some guys that can kick a ball.

Q: If Josh does play, how would you expect him to respond?

A: Be a professional. Do your job.

Q: Did you see any difference in him today?

A: No. We had a meeting and then we had practice. Heís the same he has been.

Q: Was it discussed at all?

A: No. We didnít have any personal meetings. We just had unit meetings. No one sat down one-on-one.

Q: You said Josh is trying to change?

A: Well, not trying to change. Obviously that happened in the past. Heís changing his behavior or whatever the behavior is. Heís been consistent since heís been here.

Q: Do you expect him to kick for you on Sunday?

A: Right now, heís the kicker.

Q: When would that decision have to be made?

A: Thatís way above my pay grade. I coach who they tell me to coach.

Q: Does your group just rally behind him in a situation like this?

A: Yes. I think you would.

Q: If you did have to go with a new kicker, how hard would it be to acclimate him?

A: It wouldnít be. You do your job. Someone else snaps it and holds it. You kick it. During kickoff, itís sitting on a tee and you kick it. A guy that you bring in that would do that would be a veteran that would be able to handle that.
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