Here are some quotes from Shaun Alexander’s post-practice press conference:
On resuming practice: "Today was exciting. I’m blessed I could have Christmas a little bit earlier than everybody else because I got to do something I love to do which is play football."
On if he feels fresh: "Yeah, I definitely feel fresh. This was a good day."
On how it felt missing practice time: "It’s one of those things. We’ve been playing our whole lives so it’s always a weird feeling when you’re gone but to come back, it felt good."
On if his injuries are healed: "No. Nothing’s healed. This is football. It’s definitely something I can play with and I’ll just try to go out there and play hard."
On the new pass-first offense: "We’re 3-0 the last three games so whatever we’re doing is working so we’re just going to keep on rolling …. We’re going to do the same thing we’ve been doing and hopefully we can keep on winning. I love it. I think we needed to do it and obviously we’ve been winning so I’m definitely all for it."
On what his role will be in upcoming games: "It’s the same as always; go out there and make plays and play hard and that’s what I’m going to do."
On Maurice Morris continuing to get playing times: "Mo has always played a little bit. Mo and I, we have a great relationship just like when I was the backup for Ricky (Watters). We let the coaches decide what’s going to happen and we just play, and we always, I’m not the guy that holds on the secret to this. Mo did a lot of great things while I was gone, and he’s going to continue to do them. Whatever it takes for us to keep winning, that’s what we’re going to shoot for."
On his knee: "I won’t be surprised if I’m a little sore, but it feels really good right now. I kept on asking if I looked normal, if it looked OK, and everyone said I looked fresh. That’s a good thing."