(on the referee overturning the call)
Again, you’re looking for indisputable visual evidence to o...
(on the referee overturning the call)
Again, you’re looking for indisputable visual evidence to overturn a call on the field. As you look at play after play after play, you would assume that he stepped on the line. That’s the uniqueness of this call. I think it speaks volumes about the uniqueness of our replay system. There’s things that come up all the time. I can see, when the referee came to me after the series was over and said he clearly stepped out. I said, ‘Well his heel wasn’t down.’ He says, ‘He was out of bounds, the shot shows he was out of bounds.’ I said, ‘The heel wasn’t down.’ He said, ‘We can discuss this all day long.’ I don’t know if you saw the Colts game yesterday, but the replay challenge right before half on the fumble, that’s what replay is there for, to sort those things out.
(on if Alvin Pearman will continue to return kicks for now)
At this point, yeah I think we will. The roster is still, there’s some uncertainty on the roster with Dave (Stewart). We’ll have to see how Dave comes on this week and how Mike Otto comes on this week.
(on Leroy Harris’ affect on the game plan)
We did not make any changes from the time Dave (Stewart) injured his hamstring to the time we kicked off. We stuck with our offensive game plan which I think speaks volumes of what Leroy’s able to do.
(on it not being an easy position for Leroy Harris to step into)
No, I know it. That’s a very difficult thing to do, especially in the National Football League when you’re going up against a good defense like this. That’s why I said after the game and I’ll repeat myself again, that was a tremendous effort by Leroy, by Munch (Mike Munchak) and by the offense, the tight ends to get him ready to play as well as he played in the short period of time.
(on Chris Johnson’s touchdown run on fourth down)
There was an adjustment, goal line defensive adjustment on the fourth and goal. We had that play in the game plan that I thought would have walked, but they made the adjustment. When we saw two guys on the outside edge, there was some concern. C.J. just makes them miss. That’s what happens. Sometimes players need to make plays. Sometimes you can’t do everything, draw it all up perfectly and guess right all the time as coaches. Sometimes they just have to make plays. That’s what’s been happening the last couple of weeks: Justin’s (Gage) catch, both catches by Justin Gage were huge catches in this game, balls that are being tipped, Jacob Ford’s rush that caused the ball to come out empty handed and things like that. Those are the bounces that we didn’t get that we’re getting right now. Players are making plays.
(on Vince Young)
He was consistent. He did exactly what we expected him to do in this ball game. He managed the line of scrimmage. He made his adjustments and his checks. He used his legs. He grasped new concepts that we put in with enthusiasm and he gave players a chance to make plays with the football.
(on Mike Heimerdinger’s play calling)
We’ve had these things in, but now we have the opportunity to call them. We called a halfback pass on the goal line. There’s a lot more for people to defend now which will hopefully give us some opportunities.
(on Justin Gage)
He’s really sore. It’s like he fell off a ladder. That was a great catch, but he’s sore. We’re going to do some tests to make sure he’s ok.
Some interesting stuff from Fisher's Monday Press Conference
Side Note: I realize that Patrick Willis is an exceptional athlete and has unheard of speed for a LB. THERE IS NO WAY HE CAN CATCH CHRIS JOHNSON. JUST STOP IT. I got so tired of hearing the commentators talk about it yesterday