Special Teams Coordinator Brant Boyer, 9.8

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Dennis Waszak: How has (Thomas) Morstead been through the summer? Coming back here and being a veteran and being a part of the operation?

He has been just like he was the first time. Just an absolute pleasure to coach. Such a good guy. Takes a leadership role in the locker room. There’s a seamless transition when he came here the first time and a seamless transition when he came back. The three specialists have done a great job. They all get along really well. The rooms awesome. We all have high confidence in all of those guys. He’s done a great job since he’s been back, for sure.


Dennis Waszak, Associated Press: Did you see the video of him hanging on the pull up bar with the kids?

No, he told me about it. I haven’t seen it.


Dennis Waszak, Associated Press (Follow Up): It was two minutes and 18 seconds. He broke the record.

He broke the record, yeah. I love it. He’s a heck of a guy and a damn good player, obviously.


Andy Vasquez, NJ Advance Media: What was your reaction the first time you saw him sprinting after extra points? When did you see that the first time and what was your reaction?

I’ve seen it for years, so it doesn’t surprise me, but it’s pretty funny. The guys were harassing him about it and stuff like that, but he’s been part of this program. He’s got an extended warm up, he takes care of his body, and lifts all the time. That’s a reason he’s been one of the best in the League for a long time. Guys who do that and take care of their body like that and have a system that they do every single week, that’s why he plays a long time.


Andy Vasquez, NJ Advance Media: (Xavier) Gipson, you guys obviously featured him in the return game during the preseason, what did he show you and how excited were you to see him make the team?

Really excited, I think you know going back from his college state, really liked team, and went and worked him out and the big talent in Nacogdoches, Texas, and really liked the kid he was and the preparation that he had even when I’ve seen him and you can’t help but root for a kid like that, that works so hard and is such a good kid and is willing to work his way in to a position and I think he has done a great job since he has been here, had one little hiccup to start, but he has really settled in on it and really done a great job. So, I think the whole return deal, you know you have Mecole (Hardman Jr.) and he has done a nice job in productive returns in the League and we will see where it ends up.


Andrew Crane, New York Post: What’s the biggest adjustment you are looking for with a guy like Gipson who is sort of transiting from college returning to pro returning? What is maybe the biggest difference in that transition?
I think for them it is probably decision making, there is so much more that goes into it, and things that we ask him to do and the communication involved with it. You know, he has done a really nice job and so has Mecole and all the returners to be frank with you that have been back there, so I think they have done a really nice job handling it and like I said we will see what happens on Monday night.


Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press: Is that sort of one of those things where you have to see how it kind of plays out through the season, because you have been lucky the past couple years, you had (Braxton) Berrios do stuff and now kind of fill those roles on punt and kick returns?

(Braxton) Berrios was a very good player for us, and that is a situation we will see how it plays out all season, so I think both of them are very capable and we will see how it goes when the season gets here. We will be excited to see on Monday night.


Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press: Those are the two guys that were named, Gipson and Hardman?

There has been a handful of guys back there every day catching, so there are quite a few guys that I feel comfortable in putting in a game.