opening…) Well, preseason is over. Tomorrow, we have some difficult decisions to make, I think it is fair to say, particularly at wide receiver, because Ben Obomanu, he got hurt. We just have to see. We are going to meet tomorrow morning at the facility. We are going to have preliminary talks tonight, and then we will sleep on it and bang it around a little bit more tomorrow.
(On Ben Obomanu's injury….) He has a broken clavicle. So, it's a tough one. He got off to such a great start, I feel bad for him. He hadn't touched the ball much in the preseason, but he was very much in our plans, and knew all the positions, he's a very steady guy, and he got off to a great start tonight, it was too bad. But, it happens, unfortunately.
(On whether Obomanu will go on Injured Reserve…. ) It's a possibility. We try not to make emotional decisions tonight, but come in tomorrow morning fresh, and decide how we are going to do all that.
(On the impact of Obomanu's injury, will that shuffle the other spots…) I'm not ready to say that yet. It's something we're going to have to talk about, and we will do that tomorrow morning.
(On the kicker decision…) That's a tough one. They are both good, and like I said we are going to meet tomorrow morning as a coaching staff around 9:00 o'clock, and talk about some of those things.
(On Seneca Wallace…) I was happy he got a chance to play and throw the ball. We threw the ball a little bit more than I thought we would in the game, but I think the protection was pretty good. He showed good poise in there. We had the one turnover on the 1-yard line, which is a no-no, but other than that I thought he played pretty well. Charlie had his chance to play. Seneca needed to play, we will have them all back next week.
(On whether Obomanu's injury makes it easier to keep one of the younger receivers… ) I am not ready to say that yet. I don't think that makes our decision easier, I don't, because you still have four young guys, because Bumpus is in that mix, too. Hopefully, Branch is starting to practice next week. It is just an unusual situation with the numbers at wide receiver right now with the injuries we've had. We have to just see how it is going to work. Right now, anything I would say I might have to change my mind, and I don't want to have to do that.
(On whether there are other positions that will be particularly challenging to make roster decisions…) The starters, I think people have that pretty much figured out. But in the depth positions, special teams factors into it so much, particularly when you get down to players 45 through 53. That is a real part of that decision. So, while the position might be clear, if a guy shows that he has been a very, very outstanding special teams player, you have to take that into consideration and that is where the puzzle comes in just a little bit. I would say the defensive line, we have a lot of defensive linemen, so that's going to be discussed. Offensive backfield, discussed. The linebackers, we don't have a lot of linebackers so that pretty much takes care of itself right now. I don't think we'll have to go back on that one. The other ones, though, we're going to have to talk about them.
(On the 28 players that didn't dress, should the preseason be shortened…) If you shorten the preseason, you would probably do that in the third game. Whatever game is the game before you start the season, under the existing rules, you would probably have the same apprehension. Having said that, I think the other day I said that these last two games, and this game in particular, are important in establishing the depth on your football team. For a young guy trying to make it, and I use David Hawthorne as the best example we have as a guy coming in and fighting the odds and battling, and needing all the games to kind of sell us on our abilities. The veterans, no, you don't need all the games. Now, that's one man's opinion; don't get me in trouble with the league office.
(On evaluating Forsett's game…) I think it started off about as bad as it could start off. He was trying so hard, and he went out there, and it didn't work for him, and then he got better as the evening went on. I think he is reliable. He made pretty good decisions in the kick return game. He runs hard. He does all the things we said, but he is part of that group at running back that we are going to have to take a look at.
(On Chris Spencer and Red Bryant playing for the first time tonight…) I think they did okay. They are in different situations, because we are counting on Chris to be the starting center. Red is a young guy that will be part of the mix, maybe, inside, so they are in different places and it was important that Chris Spencer play tonight, and I think he did fine.