Dual Q&A with Mike Johnson & Joe Tresey, ctd.

Who has surprised you in spring practice?

Mike Johnson: “I don’t know if I’ve been surprised or impressed. I don’t know I’ve done that. I don’t think we are where we want to be. I don’t think we have reached the standard and mindset change I talked about. But I think that there are a couple guys who’ve done good, consistent jobs, but not good enough. The one thing they’ve done is tried to do their best every single day. You see a big emphasis on tempo, getting in and out, and there’s been inconsistent play in that. We start off fast, then three quarters through practice, you see a lull. They are not accustomed to playing that long that hard. We need to learn how to compete for extended periods of time. They’re trying to do it, but the standard is not set in yet.”

Joe Tresey: “I don’t really know if I have a big surprise, because I didn’t know what they were like before I got here. When we go through every day, we really focus on who is getting better. Who is getting better? Who is making great strides? Damien Holmes has stood out because of his motor, because he’s relentless. Justin Edison has gotten better every day. Nate Chandler has gotten better every day. Datone Jones has gotten better every day. They’re getting better. Donovan Carter has really had a great spring, he’s caught my eye up front. Isaiah Bowens has gotten better. Glenn Love – Glenn Love has gotten better. There are guys out there.”

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  • Anonymous

    I think Glenn Love can be an impact guy for us this year. Tresey’s defenses have always been undersized and quick guys that fly around the field, and I think he will maximize Love’s potential at the OLB spot.

  • bigbruin

    Is it just me, or Jon gold ain’t got nothing to report during spring practices?

  • Chris

    @bigbruin: It is just you. Now get back to your Trogan horse and get out of here.