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Wednesday Media Transcript: C Weston Richburg

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/23/2017 4:05 pm
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: Were 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. Were happy with no mental errors this week. We want to continue working on that and making sure were giving the running backs every chance they can get to make something big happen.

Q: Is it disappointing that it really hasnt happened?

A: Yeah, were 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. Hes really versatile. The thing that makes him good is he knows exactly what hes supposed to be doing at any time, so you can really put him anywhere. He does a great job of making sure he knows whats going on.

Q: Is it a concern that the offense hasnt found the end zone in the preseason yet?

A: We understand thats where were at right now, but were attacking every day, trying to get better, as Ive said. Its a process, we understand that. Were not going to freak out about it because were still working. Were still kind of in training camp mode, so were 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: Its very important. Youre not going to win many games if you dont score a lot of points. Thats 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 dont know if I was worried. I think hes going to be smart with his rehab and handle it like a professional. Hes had things like that happen before, and he came back strong and ready to go. I have faith that hes going to be ready to go.

Q: What did you think of the hit on Odell?

A: I didnt really see it to be honest with you, so I couldnt 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: Its always a process. I think if we ever think that were at a point where were good, were 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 its always a process for us. Were 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 dont know if were learning a lot about each other. Weve played together enough to know each other, but like I said, its the process, setting goals, attaining those and continuing to get better.

Q: You mentioned there were no mental errors in the last game, so its 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 youre not happy with are more physical?

A: I think were physical. I dont think thats 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. Its 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 theyre 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.
Del Shofner : 8/23/2017 4:15 pm : link
If there were "no mental errors" by the OL in that game, I don't find it very reassuring.
KerrysFlask : 8/23/2017 9:10 pm : link
As long as they're "working hard"... that's what matters... Jesus.
What is this? Pop warner?

These guys are turds. No mental errors and THAT's the performance we get? I'm out of patience with these guys...
How that wrist  
XBRONX : 8/23/2017 9:14 pm : link
arcarsenal : 8/23/2017 9:15 pm : link
I'm just as frustrated as anyone with the line play right now, but what do you guys realistically expect him to say?
I give him a pass last season  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/23/2017 9:16 pm : link
Considering he was dealing with a wrist injury. But he hasn't looked too hot this preseason.
arcarsenal : 8/23/2017 9:18 pm : link
I think with Richburg specifically, it's going to take a few weeks into the season for him to get back to the player he was in 2015.

He needs to get a bit stronger, but I think because of the rehab for his wrist/hand, he wasn't able to do as much of that as he'd have wanted. So he's a little behind.

Gotta give him time. I still think Richburg can and well be a solid OC.

I definitely like to hear that other guys are getting a shot @ RG because John Jerry looks like the worst guy on the line right now.
XBRONX : 8/23/2017 9:19 pm : link
I thing that Weston's problem, he has a little behind.
arcarsenal : 8/23/2017 9:39 pm : link
I see what you did there...
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