September 21, 2009 Redskins Park Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn
On guard Randy Thomas' injury:
"Randy has a complete tear of the right triceps. He's going to have surgery on Wednesday or Thursday. We are very disappointed and he is very disappointed. He felt it pop, so we're going to get that repaired. He will be on the Injured Reserve."
On what the options are for filling the position:
"Right now I am going to meet with the offensive staff and that will be a major subject that we will try to get the right formula for. I don't know who is going to fill that position right now. It may not be decided with the guys that are here, but we may try a couple scenarios."
On if Chad Rinehart is ready to take the position:
"We have actually liked him in there with the starting group because they help him rise up. That will be something that we talk about and look at as well. Will Montgomery did a very good job, and I'm considering him as well, but we have a couple other guys as well."
On if it's going to be a tough choice for him to make:
"I think it's going to be a hard choice to make because of where we've come with the guys that we've got. I think we've got to have someone in this program this week that's going to start on Sunday."
On if he thinks they have a player that can take the position:
"Yes, I think that it's going to happen that way. We have several guys to choose from. I don't know if we can go outside the organization right now and have a guy ready for Detroit. They have an excellent defense. They have two big tackles. We've got to have somebody that can communicate our terminology and our way of training guys. I think Coach [Joe] Bugel will get that guy ready."
On the conversation between him and special teams coach Danny Smith on the sidelines:
"He saw the 25-second clock, and I didn't. There were about four or five guys in front of the 25-second clock from my vantage point. He had looked at the other clock. So we had time that we could take off the clock. He doesn't have a head set on, and I do. He just got fired up about it. He saw me call timeout and I couldn't hear him so he got right in front of me, because I was looking onto the field. He was helping the situation, not hurting the situation."
On dropped passes in the end zone:
"Overall, I think we improved, but we have to pay attention to the detail of our work. This is a Danny Smith quote, 'Detail your work.' That's what it's going to take for us to continue to improve. We'll see it today when the players see the video. They'll be talked to by the position coaches and by me about the details about some of those things that are happening less than they should."
On quarterback Jason Campbell's injury:
"He might be limited because his foot is a little bit swollen. It's more of a foot sprain than an ankle sprain. I think he will be fine, we just have to wait until Wednesday."