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Turner: We continue to anticipate and be prepared for any type of changes or moves we have to make

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Norv Turner talks to the media after practice

Head Coach Norv Turner

 

On linebacker Jonas Mouton possibly switching sides if he was to play with injury:

“No, he will play his position. He will be there to back up Takeo (Spikes).”

On what he has seen from BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the past few games:

“He is an outstanding runner. He runs inside awfully well. He is physical finishing runs. I think it is part of the reason they have played as well as they have over the last month. They have gotten back to the running game and they are obviously also still a good passing offense.”

On how he would like to see the offensive line improve with certain players being static for the rest of the season:

“I don’t know that anything is static. We continue to anticipate and be prepared for any type of changes or moves we have to make. The biggest thing for us is we go through stretches and obviously there are different guys playing in there. What got us more than anything is the bad play. This is not exclusive to anyone. A guy will go along and play four or five plays real well and then have a bad play. Those bad plays, the times you get away from them, people do not notice. The times they end up becoming a big negative, obviously they end drives, they create turnovers.”

On whether the inconsistency has been constant throughout the year:

“No it is not constant. It is what we are talking about. If you can go along and play eight, 10, 12, or 15 plays then, bang, you get beat, or you get beat on a rush or you miss a block, those are the things that keep you from having the consistency you would like.”

On whether the bad plays have happened through the last 10 or 11 games:

“They have happened in different areas for our football team. I will tell you I think the better player you’re going against, the more it happens. “

On the status of wide receiver Vincent Brown today:

“I have not had a chance to talk to our trainer James Collins or Vincent. That side field … that is kind of (the trainers’) deal. I am over here with practice. You guys are pretty observant to be able to see what he is doing.  When Vincent is ready to go, we will go from there and proceed.”

On the Bengals popping fake punts with their punter, Kevin Huber:

“When you start faking a punt and you start doing trick plays particularly in the kicking game, it is all timing and execution. I don’t know that you can describe anything that is complicated or simple. It is effective. Usually you are taking advantage of something someone is doing. A big part of it is the element of surprise.”

On Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talking about learning from Norv Turner’s explosive offenses over the years:

“Marvin and I go way back. We have coached against each other a lot. People who study offense know we are going to take our fair share of shots. We are going to try and throw balls up the field. We are going to try to do the things that give you big chunks. If you are capable of doing it then I think everyone wants to have that big strike ability. You are not going to score points if you are not making big plays.”

On the switch of Michael Spurlock for Curtis Brinkley to upgrade the return situation:

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the return. It is a guy that was here and knows what he was doing. He can play in all of the special teams situations. He is a guy that can give us a little depth as a receiver and if it comes down to it he can be used in the return.”

On Michael Spurlock helping in the slot:

“He could. We’ve had some guys hurt. Whether he is even active this week; I’m not sure where we are at in terms of that. We brought him in here because we have a third of a season and we want to be prepared if we have situations where we need him.”

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