C Weston Richburg
August 23, 2017
Q: Why do you think you guys have had so much trouble getting the run game going in the first two games?
A: Weíre working hard, coming out here every day. We put in the work to make sure we go out and have our communication at 100 percent. Weíre happy with no mental errors this week. We want to continue working on that and making sure weíre giving the running backs every chance they can get to make something big happen.
Q: Is it disappointing that it really hasnít happened?
A: Yeah, weíre working hard on it, coming out here every day trying to do anything we can to give the (running) backs the best chance they can.
Q: As someone who knows OL Brett Jones really well, how do you think he responded at right guard today?
A: He does a great job. Heís really versatile. The thing that makes him good is he knows exactly what heís supposed to be doing at any time, so you can really put him anywhere. He does a great job of making sure he knows whatís going on.
Q: Is it a concern that the offense hasnít found the end zone in the preseason yet?
A: We understand thatís where weíre at right now, but weíre attacking every day, trying to get better, as Iíve said. Itís a process, we understand that. Weíre not going to freak out about it because weíre still working. Weíre still kind of in training camp mode, so weíre coming out and trying to do everything we can to put our team in the best situation possible.
Q: With that being said, how important is it to have a good, strong scoring drive?
A: Itís very important. Youíre not going to win many games if you donít score a lot of points. Thatís definitely one of our goals that we always talk about is points. We have to continue to work and make sure everybody is doing their jobs so we can make that happen.
Q: How worried were you when you saw WR Odell Beckham Jr. go down in that (Cleveland) game?
A: I donít know if I was worried. I think heís going to be smart with his rehab and handle it like a professional. Heís had things like that happen before, and he came back strong and ready to go. I have faith that heís going to be ready to go.
Q: What did you think of the hit on Odell?
A: I didnít really see it to be honest with you, so I couldnít answer that.
Q: Should the offensive line be further along in the process considering the continuity from last year or are there still things you need to sort out?
A: Itís always a process. I think if we ever think that weíre at a point where weíre good, weíre not. As athletes, we always talk about the process, and I think we talked the other day about if you reach a goal, set up another one and continue to get better. I think itís always a process for us. Weíre always trying to find ways to get better and make ourselves better as a team.
Q: Are you still learning about the other guys starting on the offensive line even though you played with some of them a few years?
A: I donít know if weíre learning a lot about each other. Weíve played together enough to know each other, but like I said, itís the process, setting goals, attaining those and continuing to get better.
Q: You mentioned there were no mental errors in the last game, so itís not a communication issue?
A: No, I think the communication has been good. I think it was really good. It was an away game, not as loud as a regular season game would be, but I think from a communications standpoint, we did a good job in that area.
Q: So is it fair to say that some of the issues or things youíre not happy with are more physical?
A: I think weíre physical. I donít think thatís the problem. Maybe technique is a better word, which is all we work on out here with offensive line coach Mike Solari. Just making sure we have our technique down and continue to work on that. Itís a process as well.
Q: So not saying physical, but more of physical as opposed to mental, since technique is also physical partly?
A: Yes, but our physicality was not lacking.
Q: As a center, do you have a job and is there anything you can do to help the guards and tackles on twist and stunt plays that can lead to sacks?
A: I guess it depends where the twist is coming from, who theyíre trying to pick and where I can help them there as well. If they have a good player at linebacker, you go there and then we sort it out from there.