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Transcript - Practice (Nov. 23, 2018)

Friday, November 23, 2018 | Hoag Performance Center | Costa Mesa, Calif.


On any concern about RB Melvin Gordon III being active on Sunday:

"You know, he has a sore knee right now. He's practiced all week and we took some of the load off of him today. Tomorrow, we'll see how he runs around and then on Sunday."

On whether Gordon's lighter practice load was due to his knee:

"Well, most starting [running backs] this time of year — something is wrong. So, we just have to decide if we're going to hold him back or let him go [out on the field on Sunday]."

On any connection to Gordon's hamstring injury earlier in the season:

"This [scenario] is a little different. It's just a sore knee."

On the non-contact jersey on RB Austin Ekeler this week:

"It could [be indicative of his use on Sunday]. We put the red jersey on him all week, just to keep him fresh. We didn't want to have anyone making hits on him. He ran around and looked good. He practiced every single day, but he'll be fine."

On WR Tyrell Williams:

"It happened in the game. He's been sore with the groin all week. We looked after him, with the groin [injury] and he [practiced] a little bit today. He'll go some more tomorrow."

On Tyrell Williams will be a game-time decision:

"It will definitely be a game-time decision."

On T Joe Barksdale and T Sam Tevi:

"[It will be the] same [scenario]. Both of those guys will be rotating at the right tackle position. They're working very hard in practice and both played about an equal amount of time last week. We are monitoring that competition to see how it goes."

On special teams:

"It's unfortunate that two plays over the past couple of weeks has taken all of the attention off of how well the special teams have played. The coverage units have been outstanding. We [need] to get a little better in [certain] situations and we will."

On CB Trevor Williams:

"He practiced this week for the first time in a while. He did fine."

On Trevor Williams will be active on Sunday:

"He might. You can only suit up 46 [players], so we'll have to see who the active guys will be. We're going to talk about that this afternoon and little bit, [as well as] tomorrow."

On the team mindset going in to Sunday's game against Arizona:

"I like the energy that we had in practice, for sure. The tempo was good today. I [told the team] that the best way to get that bad taste of your mouth is to go out, play well and play the best that you can. Usually, we win when we do [those things]. We know what we have to do. [Some players] are still pissed off about [the outcome of] last week, but I think that's a good thing."

On any differentiation between a player and a coach's process to reset a mindset:

"It's the same. Your focus is to move on. It's the next game and you have to put all that you can into that game and getting that win."

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