If anybody can do it, I believe Chad can do it because of his mental toughness and what he feels he has to prove. He's a unique individual, he really is. I mean, he played with that thing torn up those last five or six games (in 2004) and we made the playoffs. If anybody can do it, Chad can do it. I'm pulling for him and I'm praying for him.
If he feels he can help the team win, Curtis Martin is going to play. He's never going to put the team in jeopardy. That's always been the deal. That's always been our history. He's a unique guy. There was one week where he didn't practice all week and on Saturday I finally asked him, 'What do you think' And he said, 'I'm good. I'm playing.' And he played well. He's a different guy. Special. He really is.
I told him, 'It's your rule. They're going to look at you harder than anybody else,' ... 'As soon as you walk on the field, they're going to know your number. You can't even sneeze on a guy. You can barely touch a guy. If they don't call it on you, why implement the rule They're sending a message to the rest of the guys. That's how this league works.'