Gutekunst is at the podium now.
On moving up: We felt the board was strong and so we stayed where we were. It was a long wait. But our numbers were strong.
On last nine months : I feel really good right now. These guys have to come together as a team. That takes a lot of work and time. I'm excited about Mike Pettine second year in the system. i think we're optimistic with what we have built.
On Dexter Williams: We thoroughly vet these guys. His skill set fits our run game. He had some dynamic moments. A lot of guys have missteps along the way. We took that very seriously.
On Dexter Williams: W e felt he could really press the edge, put his foot down and hit the crease. He has a nice build to him.
Gutekunst on CBs: I think always looking to strengthen. But I like that room. There are some young, gifted athletes in there.
On Hollman: He's a 6-foot guy who ran 4.3. His story is one of determination and grit. He feel like he fits what we want to do.
Gutekunst on WRs: I'm really content with three guys we drafted lasat year. And with Geronimo coming back I'm happy. I like that group.
Gutekunst on Keke: he has a lot of twitch as a pass rusher. Very active athlete.
Gutekunst on Spriggs. I'm confident in Jason. He's going into fourth year. He's going to have some competition. He's a versatile guy, too.
Gutekunst on Ted Thompson induction this weekend: He's well-deserving and most of us believe he should be in Canton. Not only as a mentor in the profession, but as a friend. He cares about the guys who worked for him. it will be an emotional time.
LaFleur: I feel like we really did a good job having that board stacked.
LaFleur on the defense: WE've added a lot of playmakers on the defeensive side of the ball. Being an offensive coach, you can't have enough pass rushers. We just upgraded our pass rush. Nothing tougher when a team can rotate guys in and pressure you with different people.
On Sternberger: He's a guy who can separate.
On RBs: We feel pretty good about them. We're about to start Phase II. We're still installing our offense. Until you get to training camp and live game action, that's where you really get a true evaluiation.
LaFleur on how many QBs: I'm fine with three. Just from a reps standpoint, you get in the team periods, it's easier to get them reps. Much more difficult when you have four guys.
LaFleur said Savage was the No. 1 safety on their board.