Secondary Coach John Butler
(on how the secondary has performed the first half of the season) “I think the guys have done a nice job of preparing. I think there are obviously some games we’ve played better than others. I think collectively we are still in the process of coming together as a unit, both the corners and the safeties under the direction of myself and (Assistant Secondary) Coach (Anthony) Midget. I think that overall the focus is trying to get them a little bit better each week and I think we accomplished that last week against Tennessee.”
Linebackers Coach Mike Vrabel
(on the play of OLB Whitney Mercilus) “Yeah, his progress is, he comes in everyday ready to work, willing to learn, get better. We try to coach him hard every day and try to make him better. He is willing, since the first day that this staff has gotten here, to try and learn those things and not just be the defensive end that he was in college. In his first few years here, he is trying to get better awareness in his coverage game, he’s trying to work on his moves, he’s trying to understand how to set a guy up, he’s not using the same moves over and over, so I think he’s getting better.”
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