"I think it was the best thing to do," said defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. "Maybe it wasn't the best thing to do at the time because of who we were playing and we needed him, but I think it was the best thing for this team, and for him as a player. I think it was important that we did what we did."
"We just thought at the time, last week, we probably played him too much the week before. He wasn't putting the foot in the ground," Haslett explained. "I thought he did a great job this week of showing us that he's ready to play and executing in practice. So we'll see what happens."