“When it comes to what it takes to win a football game, I don’t think about those things,” McDermott said, via WGR550.com. “I think about what’s going to give us the best chance to win a football game. That’s keeping players fresh up front. That’s just philosophically, again, what we believe in. We don’t factor those other areas into it. I know some of this may be what people are used to seeing. We’re focused on what we do and how we win and getting better every week. Whatever is in that bucket of that, that’s what we’re focused on.”
Dareus was asked what he thought about McDermott’s comments to which he replied: “That’s a good question.”
“It’s a new regime,” Dareus said. “The way we’re doing this, I’m only one piece of the whole puzzle. I’m going to play my role and do it to the best of my ability. It’s not about me. I’m just going to do what I have to do, and for the best of the team.”
On Wednesday, ESPN radio host Mike Greenberg mentioned that there’s a “general sense” from people around the league that the Andrew Luck ear in Indianapolis could be nearing an end.
However, Luck’s agent, Will Wilson, refuted the speculation while saying that it’s a “complete non-story.”
“The speculation/rumor is simply not true,” Wilson told Stephen Holder of the IndyStar. “Andrew would not have signed a five-year extension last year if he was not committed to the Colts. Complete non-story.
Greenberg added that Luck has concerns about returning to game action until he’s 100 percent healthy.
“I want to make it clear, I’m not reporting (Luck) wants out of there or anything like that,” Greenberg said. “That’s just a commonly heard rumor, that he doesn’t want to go back on the field because he feels that played hurt last year and will not want to go back out until he’s 100 percent. That’s not even a rumor, just what people are saying around the situation.”
Ravens QB Joe Flacco admitted that he still isn’t 100 percent healthy, but he doesn’t have any limitations in regards to the back injury he’s been dealing with.
“I’m not going to say I’m 100 percent — but there’s no limitations come Sunday,” Flacco said, via ESPN.com. “… I was definitely very happy with how I woke up the next day and on Tuesday and how I feel today standing here. I felt like I came out of the game great — just getting better and better.”
- The Houston Texans officially ruled out G Jeff Allen, TE Stephen Anderson, RB Alfred Blue, LB Brian Cushing, WR Bruce Ellington, WR Will Fuller, and TE Ryan Griffin for Thursday’s game against the Bengals.