Quarterback Trent Edwards talked to reporters about his view of his benching before practice today. Edwards did not speak last year after Dick Jauron was fired and Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him.
It’s obviously frustrating and disappointing but it’s a long season. I’m going to do whatever it takes to help this team win, whatever I can do to help Ryan win. That’s what Ryan’s been doing for me.
(Was he surprised the hooke came after just two weeks?) It surprised me. I understand it’s a business and we need a win, we needed a spark. That’s what I was told by Chan. I told Chan I’m going to handle myself like a professional. I’m going to get here every day and find a way to help this team win. That’s the bottom line. I’m not going to hang my head. I’m obviously frustrated and disappointed but it’s a long season and things can change. I’ll still be ready to go.
(Was he given a good explanation for his demotion?) I don’t think that’s really the point. I think that’s not really an issue. The decision was made, the change was made and it doesn’t matter what the explanation is.
It’s been frustrating. But you guys know me well enough to where I’m not the type of person who’s going to wear my heart on my sleeve. I do a good job of internalizing a lot of my emotions. But don’t let that come across that I don’t care. I obviously do care a lot about this team, and I care a lot about these guys, and I probably care maybe a little bit too much. That’s just the way I handle the situation. I do keep a lot of things in, but I care a lot about this team and this organization.