QB Trent Edwards - PM Pracitce

TRENT EDWARDS
PM Practice- 8/15/07On the camp so far…
It's been a learning experience for me. It's a lot more plays, a lot more terminology, but it's a situation that as a young quarterback you've got to be able to learn a lot. You've got to be coachable, and that's what I'm trying to do- take a lot away from the meetings, take a lot away from these preseason games.  Every opportunity that I have out here on the practice field or game field, I'm taking it out to my benefit.
On Sam Aiken's catch…
Sam's a big physical target that I was throwing to a lot in the game this weekend. He's a guy that I feel can make plays at the end of the game. He's the guy that got vertical on that, and I just hit him in the right spot.
On building confidence…
You always have to be confident to play this position, but you have good days and bad days. And that's the thing about a good quarterback is someone that can respond well after a bad play and still drill the ball after a good play. You don't get too high or too low. I do feel pretty confident right now, but it's a long season. And I have a long way to go.
On learning from the other QBs…
I'm learning a ton. The other guy that I'm learning a lot from is Alex Van Pelt. I'm sitting back there on the plays watching JP (Losman) and the progressions and watching Craig (Nall) go through the plays. That's been really beneficial to me. Coach Schonert and coach Fairchild have helped me out through this whole process. I'm just trying to watch as much as I can and be able to use it when I'm out there on the field.
On the Saints game…
It was interesting because I wasn't supposed to go in until the second series of the first half. So I wasn't too nervous. I was getting ready to go in there mentally, and then they told me I was up the first series. So I didn't have too much time to get nervous. It was an enjoyable experience for me, and, as bad as it sounds, it beats practice- getting in there and putting on the game jersey and out there playing in the Superdome.
On not going long…
Through this whole camp, there have been balls that were thrown into coverage deep that I need to learn from and need to be able to check the ball. That's what the name of this game is. If your primary is not there, you don't need to force it. Everyone has strong arms in this league, but everyone have physical secondary and linebackers. So you need to know when to be physical and know when to take what they give you.
On taking the next step in this Friday's game…
It's extremely important. It's another step in the process- another game, another game-situation against a different team that has different coverages. The Falcons have a completely different defense than our team does, so it's going to be a learning experience. Take what I've learned through this whole camp, and do it on Friday.

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