Josh McDaniels on balancing the quarterback reps: "I would just say there’s a rhyme and a reason for what we’re doing out here. We meet non-stop and stay late, are in early, talking about all that stuff. So there's a rhyme and a reason for all the things we're doing. Hopefully everybody is one day at a time, making progress and moving forward. Sometimes they're gonna get a little less. Sometimes they're gonna get a little more."
Troy Brown on what he and Jerod Mayo bring to the coaching staff as former players: "I just think we bring a sense of history to the program. Something that these guys can ask questions about. What it was like for me 20 years ago and these guys have no clue. Some of these guys were just being born so they have no clue what the culture was like in that building. Obviously we bring that to the table as well. And then just the amount of knowledge about this organization, this team, and just football in general that we can provide to these guys. They may not be comfortable asking other people about it. Sometimes they can identify with us better because we did play and they feel more comfortable asking questions that they may find silly to ask Bill or some other coach on the staff. So I think we bring that to the table and hopefully that works out great for the players."
Steve Belichick on his relationship with Jerod Mayo: "Me and Jerod, we've known each other for a long time. Back when I was a QC and Jerod went on IR those couple years, he spent a lot of time with me, we called it back in the dungeon. He was in a dark place. I was in a dark place. So, we spent a lot of time together. It was really, really beneficial for me as a young coach to get an elite player's perspective. And I'm sure at the time he didn't think he would be coming down this path, but he just kind of got to see the other side of it."
Brian Belichick on what kind of player makes a good hybrid safety/corner: "Each player is different. It really can depend on who we have, on who the personnel is on the other team. But we’re looking for smart, tough, dependable football players. A lot of times guys like that (who) can play with good fundamentals can play either position. But it depends on guys’ skill sets and who they’re going against, stuff like that. If you’re smart, tough, dependable and you use good fundamentals, usually you can move around in this defense."
Mike Pellegrino on if he's excited to get Stephon Gilmore back: "Love Steph, great guy. Right now, he's ‘coach Steph.’ He’s working the other part of his game. Working off the field. Trying to get better. He's rehabbing. He's getting there. Taking it one day at a time, but in the meantime, he always helps the younger guys. He's doing his part. He's being a good teammate, you know. He's been great in the room. I'm always excited to get guys back out on the field, but right now we're playing with who we got, and we'll go against you know, whoever we need to."
Ivan Fears on Damien Harris running all the way to the end zone on each rep: "That’s him. That’s him, and that’s the rest of the guys. He sort of got that going with all the guys, taking it the distance. That’s a great opportunity for them to get their running in, you know what I mean? Build their conditioning before we get into multiple reps . . . that’s all. You’ve got to give Damien credit for that."
Carmen Bricillo on the first day of padded practices: "I would just say, what we’ve learned from that is that we need to continue to work on our fundamentals. It starts with a good first step and it ends with pad level. We just have to concentrate on those two things every day and I think we’ll make headway."
Mick Lombardi on Kristian Wilkerson: "For sure, like you said, on the practice squad and Kristian was active for a game I think against the Jets. He got a couple opportunities there. A guy like Kristian Wilkerson understood his role last year in terms of ‘Hey, I’m a young kid, I’m trying to grow, I’m trying to learn the offense.’ Because he wasn’t with us last year in training camp; he was in Tennessee. So he came in here, he was quiet, he did his job, took the coaching, and then it played into the offseason. Worked hard. Stayed in shape. And then hopefully that translates in training camp. He’s going a good job, working extremely hard. He understands the playbook, he’s giving great effort, he’s playing fast. That’s what we ask every single receiver to do in our room. That’s really what we ask every player to do in our program. He’s doing a good job of that."
Nick Caley on working with the new tight ends: "I've had a lot of fun. It's a hard-working group of guys. They love the game, they're students of the game, they bring good energy. I think we've got a great group of guys. Players that want to come out here and learn everything from A to Z in our offense. And I've been pleased. I've been pleased with the attention to detail. Certainly we've got things we've got to clean up each and every day, but the approach, the professionalism, the work ethic, the passion, the camaraderie to help one another, it's been outstanding from these guys. And I'm really excited and proud to coach them."
Vinnie Sunseri on developing as a coach compared to developing as a player: "It doesn't change. It's work hard, do your job, do what you're asked to do. And if you do that and you work hard, everything's going to be OK."