"I hope we can stabilize things and nobody else gets hurt," Essex said. "It's like, man, we're really going through a lot on the offensive line. ... It's been tough, but a lot of credit goes to coach Kugler. He came in and got us prepared right away, gave all the guys reps at different positions. People were prepared to play a lot of different positions."
"It's a huge blow, to have him (Starks) out for the rest of the year is devastating," right guard Trai Essex said Wednesday. "At the same time, this is life in the NFL. Injuries happen and you're only as good as your backups."