When we spoke with offensive coordinator Gil Haskell about the receiving corps, he was hesitant to say anything about DJ Hackett and how he fits into the plans this week. Haskell essentially said he did not expect Hackett back this week, and he has been limited so far in practice, so he does not have a clear indication of what Hackett is going to be able to offer. I would say there is a chance that Hackett gets shelved this week because Haskell said he was sore this morning after only one day of practice, but they want to see how he does tomorrow before making a firm decision.
I also spoke with Courtney Taylor after practice, and he seems pretty jazzed to be getting the opportunity they are going to give him. What exactly that is remains to be seen. But he said he has learned so much from his teammates in the relatively short time he has been here that he wonders how he ever survived before without the knowledge. Mostly, he said, it is about awareness, and if a defender is doing one thing, it means he is trying to accomplish a certain thing, or force a receiver to do a certain thing. He is easily the most gregarious of the receivers, very funny to listen to.