What are your thoughts on the kicking situation?
“Both guys have kicked extremely well the last couple of weeks and it’s been a hell of a competition. We brought [Los Angeles Chargers K] Caleb [Sturgis] in here to be our kicker. The last couple of weeks he showed he could do that with his kickoffs, his field goals and [Los Angeles Chargers K] Roberto [Aguayo], I take my hat off to him. He came in, he competed, he was consistent. We have some things to talk about but I’m proud of both of those guys, the way they competed.”
Caleb has years of experience on Roberto. Is that something you consider?
“No doubt, no doubt. That’s why we brought them in. He had the experience and his critical kick percentage was higher than anybody’s out there. It was just his health.”
How do you define critical kick percentage?
“We have a formula for all of that. It’s mathematics, analytics.”
The math on your run game looked pretty good tonight. Is that because of the running backs or the offensive line?
“I thought both. The offensive line did a good job at times. They had a couple of critical penalties that got some things called back but the backs ran well. They ran to the soft spots in the defense. I was really impressed with some of those guys.”
What did you think of Los Angeles Chargers G Forrest Lamp and some of those guys who hadn’t played football in a while?
“He played a lot more than I thought he was going to play, but he wanted to go back in. Forrest was trying to get the rust off. We’re going to study tape and see how well he played tonight. I thought he got better as the game went on though. I know that for sure.”
How did he hold up physically?
“Physically he held up fine. It’s just a matter of getting him in game shape.”
Do you have thoughts on him in Week 1?
“He could play in Week 1, for sure.”
How did Los Angeles Chargers DE Chris Landrum look out there?
“He looked good. His pass rush coming off the edge, he looked pretty good. I liked his quickness, the speed, the power that he moves. He played hard. He was a standout on defense tonight, for sure.”
Has this preseason been important for him, just building momentum?
“Absolutely. I would just say because I hadn’t seen Chris play in pads so this was my first time seeing Chris play in pads in live situations. He impressed in practice, he impressed in the other three preseason games. He had an outstanding camp.”
Do you have any clarity on the backup quarterback situation?
“It was [Los Angeles Chargers QB] Geno’s [Smith] turn. I thought [Los Angeles Chargers QB] Cardale [Jones] came in and I thought he played well when he was in there for the time he was there. Those guys, in these types of games, sometimes we’re running the ball, we’re running plays to run the time off the clock. But sometimes we put them in some tough situations where in normal situations, they have more time to go down the field. They didn’t have those opportunities tonight.”
How is Los Angeles Chargers WR Artavis Scott?
“Artavis has a sore ankle. We’ll know more about him tomorrow.”