RB Kenneth Darby
November 5, 2008
(On if he is ready to start on Sunday)
"Yes I am ready. I have been preparing for this moment even though I probably knew that I was not going to start or play too much on offense. I always prepare each week as if I am going to play. I am pretty much ready for it."
(On if he knows the playbook)
"I think I am pretty much acclimated with it. (Running backs Coach) Art Valero is a great teacher. He taught me the system. He gave me good shortcut methods to remembering stuff. So pretty much, I think I am pretty well adapted to it now."
(On if there is anything extra he is going to do to get ready for the game this Sunday)
"No, not really. Like I said, I always prepare each week as if I am going to play so my mentality and my mindset and the way I prepare each week is just to go hard each play and that is what I am going to do this week. I am not going to do nothing more or spectacular or anything like that. I am just going to prepare myself mentally and physically."
(On how he would describe his running style)
"I would say that I am pretty much well equipped. I run pretty low to the ground and I have a good leg drive. I am a power and shifty back."
(On what he can do that RB Steven Jackson can't do)
"I don't know. I have learned a lot from him since I have been here so I am not going to compare myself to him because he is a great back. Each back that we have here has their style of running. He has his own style along with me and the rest of the running backs here. I have learned from him as much as I can."
RB Sam Gado
November 5, 2008
(On what happened when he got the call)
"I am just home and I got a phone call telling me to come on because they were going to work me out. Low and behold, they signed me and I am here."
(On if he had any workouts with any other teams)
"No. I worked out for the Patriots and the Giants in May but outside of that I haven't worked out for anybody else."
(On if he had any training camp invitations)
"No camp invites or nothing."
(On what he has been doing)
"I have been training six times a week. A lot of running and a lot of lifting, just making phones calls hoping that someone would have a need for a running back. Thankfully, I knew (Offensive Coordinator) Al Saunders from my days in Kansas City and I talked to him in the summer and told him that I was trying to find a team. He told me to stay on him and if something opened up, he would be sure to give me a call. Sure enough it did."
(On if he had a trainer working out with him)
"Yes I had a trainer by the name of Randy Guide. He has trained several NFL guys before. He is a very good friend of mine and we worked together almost every single day. If he was not there, I don't think I would have had the motivation to stay in shape."
(On how he felt on his first day of practice)
"I felt great. I had to get use to all the contact even though we really didn't hit. I just had to get use to the flow of things. I had my legs up under me and conditioning wasn't really an issue. Thank God."
(On if he thinks he still can play)
"I would not be here if I didn't think I could. This is the nature of the beast and you have to be ready when your number is called. If you knew how hard I worked, I think you would think that I am ready to play. I am very confident that I am."