David Johnson a Throwback Jack-of-All-Trades - Hayley Elwood
"(Blocking) is what I’ve always done," Johnson said. "It’s good to work with the offensive line because if we work well together, the run game is going to be really good. It’s always good to be able to do a lot of things from fullback, tight end and make sure the run game’s going well."
Nick Novak OK with new PAT experiment - Eric Williams
"I think it’s fine," Novak said. "I don’t have any negative thoughts on it. I’ve always been the type to do whatever I can to adapt. So I’ll just adapt. I want to play in this league, so I’m sure as heck not going to be upset about it. I’m going to work on it.
Hard Work Paying Off for Kwame Geathers - Hayley Elwood
"It’s a big difference," Geathers said. "You’ve still got a lot to learn, but just knowing what you’ve got to go against everyday is a big difference. Just coming in being more comfortable and being able to come out and move a little bit faster."
Manti Te'o handles heavier load - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Te'o will be more of a three-down linebacker in 2014. While Donald Butler still projects as an every-down player, remaining on the field in the dime package as a sixth defensive back replaces Te'o, the former Notre Dame captain will be more involved in the nickel defense alongside Butler. It is time.
How Did Malcom Floyd Feel in First Game Back? - Hayley Elwood
"To get back with (Antonio) Gates and Philip (Rivers) and the whole team again, it felt like it was yesterday," he said. "But it just felt great to get back on the field and get some contact going."