"Stay around the red [playoff] line until Audi Field is open," Mattocks said. "We've just got to be in the mix, right around that line, a little bit above, a little bit below, because that's going to be a hectic schedule. ... If you can pick up a win here and there, a tie here and there, then the excitement is going to be there as soon as the stadium opens."
"I'm just focusing on getting better and better as preseason goes because every day you've got to put it in the coaches' mind that you deserve the starting role," Mattocks said. "For the team, that's going to be good if you have two guys fighting for the top spot. But most definitely I didn't come here to be on the bench, and that's me being honest."