bleedCrimson.net: How was the bye week for the team?
Doug Martin: It was good. It came at a good time. We were able to get a few guys healed up and we were able to get out there and work out a lot of young guys and get them some full speed work and we got some recruiting done too at the same time. It was a good week for us.
bc.net: What was your focus with the team during the bye week? How did you approach things, you mentioned doing some full speed work with the younger players. Did you do anything different than you would in a regular practice week?
DM: There was a lot more full pad work and live work. We normally don't scrimmage or do live work during the week much but this Tuesday and Wednesday especially were very physical. We did quite a bit of scrimmage work. That was for two reasons, we moved a couple guys around like Tra Colwell, we were working him at running back and wanted to get him some live work back there and then King we wanted to get some live work and then a couple guys on defense we moved around. We moved Tra Nixon to linebacker, moved George Callender up to outside linebacker from safety to try to get some more speed on the defensive side.
bc.net: When you've got guys like Callendar and Nixon who are moving to a completely different position than what they're normally playing, what kind of adjustment is it for them. What do they have to adjust to?
DM: I think it's mainly the calls and knowing where to be lined up and what gap to fit. For Tra Nixon it wasn't that big a move because he's been an inside linebacker before. For George it's a little bit more although in nickel situations he plays an outside linebacker position anyway. So that kind of helped the progress for both of those guys but it's mainly just getting acclimated to the calls. Continue Reading This Post >>