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Transcript: Guard Ben Bredeson

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/30/2023 8:45 am
Guard Ben Bredeson

Feel good. Feel back to normal. Went through the protocol and we made some good progress, being responsible, and making all the correct steps, but I feel ready.

Q: How hard is it sitting out?

A: Obviously, it's not an ideal situation. The protocol is there for a reason, to protect players and have a safe return, and I'm just happy we were able to go through with that.

Q: And your buddy next to you (tackle Andrew Thomas) is still, I guess, I don't know if you can talk about him—

A: No. I can't comment on anything with Drew. That's a Dabs (Head Coach Brian Daboll) question.

Q: How about the idea that you guys have had three different offensive line combinations in three games? You can't comment on Drew, but Dabs did and said he didn't practice today, so that could be four. How difficult is that to maintain any continuity?

A: The more reps you have together, the better the gel and things like that. But that is the reason that we practice with so many offensive line combinations through OTAs and camp because injuries happen, people miss games for various reasons, and you always have to be able to adjust. So, yeah, we've had guys play in multiple spots as everybody saw all through camp, and these are the reasons for that.

Q: Concussions are different injuries than hamstrings on the spectrum of what we know in today's NFL. How was it for you? Was that your first concussion? How was going through that process?

A: Yeah, it was the first one for me and it was a different experience. It's something that, like you said, it's not like a hamstring or a broken bone or something like that. You just have to make sure that you're completely okay. We had great communication with the training staff, the doctors, and everybody. Credit to them. They took great care of me, and we went through all the proper steps in the protocol and got cleared, and I feel ready to go.

Q: Do you have to play on the left side? You did it all during training camp, right? Left, right, same deal?

A: Yeah, versatility has always been a big thing with us, and it always will be.
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