Martz On The Mike - Aug. 24

Martz comments on The Governor's Cup, team cuts, getting players back, Ricky Proehl, and Leonard Little.

Martz On The Mike - Aug. 24
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on whether he is looking forward to the governor's cup:
"Yeah, we have some objectives that we've got to get done this game. That's kind of our approach."

on whether it is easier to manage the team after cuts:
"It is, practice goes a lot faster. We went through our stuff much faster than we normally do. You move from drill to drill a lot faster. Things are a little bit more clear on what's going on because they're taking more reps. I know it's not good for the players when you cut down, but for the coaches it is much more manageable."

on getting players back:
"We are starting to get some guys back. [DT Damione Lewis] had some snaps in there today, I was very pleased to see. We tried to caution him a little bit. I didn't want him to over do it, obviously. But they say that the bone is fine. We just need to make sure he builds up the muscles in the foot. We're going to work him into it a little bit. We had Terrence [Wilkins] out here. We let him run around just a little bit, trying to get him loosened up. But we're starting to get guys back. [Steve] Bellisari is back. So forth as so on."

St Louis Rams wide receiver Ricky Proehl juggles a touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the final regular season game in St Louis Sunday, Jan 6, 2002. The Rams will look to continue with their successful passing game as they play the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship in St. Louis, Sunday, Jan 27, 2002. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

on ricky proehl doing running on kickoff drills:
"That's what we do. We have team kickoff coverage where we have everybody on the team take turns going down on kickoffs. But he's trying to get enough running in so that by the middle or end of next week we feel like he should be pretty much back and the following week we should have him. It is hard because that means we've run off camp without that part of our offense, which Ricky is a very integral part of it. So, we don't have a lot of dress rehearsal time to get ready to play Denver with the things we want him involved in. That's the way it is."

on leonard little:
"Leonard feels good. They felt like the leg was much better than before Jim [Anderson] had seen it. They're encouraged by it. But we'll just see. In four days we'll have a much better idea about where he is with that. They don't think he's got the tissue damage in the muscle like Eric [Crouch] had. It's more of a bleeding kind of thing, probably. So we'll just see. It's optimistic."

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