HC Kevin Stefanski (post-practice, 8.14.20)

Head Coach Kevin Stefanski:

Opening statement:

“Really fun to be out there with the crew. Got a lot of good work in. Our players are realizing that football shape is different than any other shape. They are pushing through it. There was some good hard work, and hopefully, we are going to use some of the things that maybe we did not so well, identify them and correct them for the next time. It was good work, though, for the first day. “


On T Jedrick Wills Jr.:

“I think he is like a lot of young players at this point. There is a lot of work to be done, both mentally and physically. The good news is, we have (offensive line) Coach (Bill) Callahan on the case. They are spending a lot of time together and they will continue to do so, but he is right where we want him to be.”


On observations of QB Baker Mayfield and how the offense operated today:

“It was good moments and bad moments. That is practice. I told those guys, you need to learn from every rep, both good and bad. You also need to let each rep go. There are a couple of things that I am sure Baker would like back or I am sure for one of the offensive lineman you want that play back. You really have to move on to the next one, both good and bad.”


On how WR Jarvis Landry looked today:

“He looked good. I have been able to watch him progress here over the last couple of weeks. He is doing a nice job. He is not afraid to work. I enjoy watching him out on the practice field. I enjoy having him around the meeting rooms. He is progressing nicely.”


On if Landry is a guy who knows what he needs to do to be ready:

“Yeah, he is a veteran so often times those guys have been through the drill. This is a unique season obviously for everybody in terms of how this practice is laid out, and he is coming off an injury so we have to be smart about how we do this.”


On if the plan to ease Landry into practice was accelerated, given Landry participated in team drills today:

“No, this has been the plan.”


On if Landry will be in team drills intermittently:

“Yeah, I think there is a rhythm to how we want to roll him out and make sure he is getting the amount of work he needs. That is where I will defer to our medical experts in that area.”


On how C Nick Harris looked today and through the first portion of camp

“He is doing a nice job. I was not able to watch all of his reps up close and personal. I will be able to do that [on film]. With all of these young guys, speaking about Nick but really for everybody, this is a process and there are going to be mistakes, and we just have to identify and correct them. That is part of the training camp rhythm. That is kind of where we are right now. Do not expect it to be perfect. We just have to make sure we take every rep and we coach off of them.”


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