Yesterday, most of you heard that cornerback Joe Haden returned to practice and that running back Montario Hardesty was yanked for a period of time after dropping a pass. In his Friday afternoon press conference, head coach Pat Shurmur elaborated further on both players and their status for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks. [Read full press conference transcript]
Joe Haden looked in practice)- "He looked good, he practiced throughout. I thought he looked great."
(On if Haden is a go for Sunday)- "As I said, I’m not ruling anybody out at this point. He practiced and he’s available."
(On if Haden would start or be brought back slowly)- "If Joe’s a go, he’ll be available the whole game and we’ll play him as much as we need him and we feel is right."
Montario Hardesty fills in for Hillis does he feel better about it knowing Hardesty has the Miami game under his belt)- "Yeah, I’m glad Montario has had an opportunity to get experience, I think that’ll help him. Then, Chris Ogbonnaya will be up as well and that would be how we would go with it."
(On Hardesty dropping a pass today in practice and what is going on with that)- "He dropped the ball and we don’t want him to drop the ball. We work on catching. You get what you emphasize and we’ve worked on him catching the football, that’s what’s going on."
(On if Hardesty get most of the carries or if he would split carries with Ogbonnaya if Hillis is not able to go)- "We have plays for all the backs so we’ll use them in the ways we see fit."
(On what Hillis did today)- "He wasn’t at practice and he’s been working with the trainers inside."
I also want to know what reporter asked this question:
(On if he could explain the difference between a no-huddle offense and a two-minute offense)- "The difference between in the two-minute you’re racing the clock as well as trying to get the ball down the field. In the no huddle there’s no time issue that you need to deal with. That would be the difference."