Comments from Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox following the team's summer school practice.
On how linebacker
On if the team has picked up where it left off in minicamp: Yeah. We've got some guys that we're bringing back off of offseason surgeries. Other than those guys I think the tempo was good. We were six minutes ahead of schedule today, so we're rolling it at them pretty fast and they're doing a good job of getting in their playbooks and knowing their information.
On emphasizing passing in the first few days of summer school: Yeah. We kind of adjusted that a little bit. As far as output last year we were way more efficient running the football than we were passing and we've got a young bunch of quarterbacks and receiving corps, so we want to emphasize that. I'm of the belief that you get what you emphasize. So that's a little bit different than in years past.
On having tackle
On if Gross will participate in team drills or only individual: We'll take our time. He's over there working with his line mates right now. We'll evaluate that with the medical staff and we'll have to wait and see.
On what he tells players when the business side of the game infringes on the football side: This is a business. There is two sides of NFL football. There is football and then there is business. I understand that. We've (Richard and I) talked. I want to make sure, and he knows this, that he didn't do anything to hurt his performance. And I don't think he has to this point. He obviously has worked very hard. He's not the first guy to ever miss our offseason conditioning (program) that came back in great shape. He's here now and he looks very good.