Head Coach Ben McAdoo
November 25, 2016
Q: Did Justin Pugh have a setback?
A: He had a slight setback, yes.
Q: Where is he going forward?
A: We'll wait until next week.
Q: Did he have to go back to a doctor?
A: Yeah, he got sore. He had a little setback and we'll wait to see where he is next week.
Q: Where do you stand on your offensive line? You're pretty thin there.
A: We're very confident in the players that we have up that will be able to go out and play good offensive football.
Q: What have you seen from Adam Gettis?
A: He practiced this week, he's fighting through some soreness, but we'll see how he does tomorrow.
Q: In terms of Gettis, he's slipped in the last two games. What have you seen from him in the games?
A: He's been around the offensive system. … We brought him here and he's been in and out and he's done a nice job for us. He can snap the ball, so he can play center, he can play both guards, play a little tight end if we need him to.
Q: Is he one of those guys who would have been listed as probable in year’s past?
A: Sure, you can say that.
Q: How is Jason Pierre-Paul doing?
A: Jason, he would have been limited today if we would have practiced.
Q: Has he been able to do anything so far this week?
A: He worked in the feet meet today.
Q: How confident are you that he'll be able to give you what you need on Sunday?
A: There are a lot of guys, at this time of year, we have to wait until our Saturday practice and take a look at guys and see how they're doing.
Q: What have you seen from Barnidge out of Cleveland and the way they utilize the tight end position?
A: I think he's a good player. I've admired him for a while, going back to when I coached tight ends. Coming out of Louisville, he was a good player, a complete guy; he can block, he can do it off the ball in line, he can play in space, play number two or number three in the pass game, has good hands. Good player.
Q: What kind of challenge has it been for you as a coach going against an 0-11 team. Do you have to try and tell them...?
A: I don't have to try and tell them anything. You turn on the film and you watch the games, they've had a handful of games that have come down to the end. In this league, that's the way they go. We've been in a lot of close ball games. We have to prepare for 60 minutes, four plus quarters, whatever it takes to get the job done.
Q: Did you end up watching the games yesterday?
A: I caught bits and pieces.
Q: Did you play some tackle football with your son?
A: Got to play some tackle football.
Q: Feeling alright today?
A: I'm a little stiff, but I'll work through it. Tomorrow is launch day for everybody.
Q: If you guys win on Sunday, it'll be your eighth win. Does that mean more to you considering the last few seasons have been losing seasons?
A: It means more to me than seven. We’ve got one game this week and we need to go out and play winning football on Sunday.