It was frustrating, the first couple of years. It was hard for me. It was an adjustment, coming from college, being in the big city. It took me awhile to get comfortable.
We all wanted to do something special for him. We thought it would be a great tribute for him. We'd do anything for him.
We know them, but they have the same comfort level as they know us. We both know what each other can do it's going to be a hard-fought game.
Joey got us the jerseys. He's always got some inspiration for us.
I think we did at times. But at times, we didn't get enough, and he picked us apart. We'll go back and look at the tape and see what we did wrong and try to correct it.
We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that. We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back.
It's a big difference. A lot of times teams don't know whether he's in the box or out of the box. A lot of times quarterbacks make their checks off of whether the safety's in the box or not. If you don't know where he's at, or how to count him, it's going to confuse the offense.
Our goal is to try and get our offense a few extra possessions we did that today. It's a dream come true, but it's not over yet we've still got one more game.
We didn't pay attention to the details like we should have. They got a few plays on us and got our attention. After they made a few plays, we kind of buckled down.
Tackle Max Starks was supposed to give the guys on offense their jerseys. Max blew that deal
If we do have an opportunity to go into the playoffs, we're going to move that way.
I'm just a guy from a small town in Virginia who has been playing football since I was 8 years old. I've been dreaming about this for a long time.
We don't want to show everything right when we get up (to the line). We want to disguise a little bit and not let Peyton have an easy read. That's going to be the key to the whole game, how well we disguise.
He's one of the guys who is the heart and soul of this team.
Maybe Joey got in his head.
You know that feeling that we had last year was a very bad feeling. And nobody wanted to feel like that this time.
They throw a lot to open up the run. They do it opposite sometimes. We know Corey Dillon's a great running back, and can hurt you running the ball, but I think Brady's the key. He's the key to that whole offense and you've got to stop him first.
I guess we had them covered in the back end, because he was running around with the ball, holding it a lot, and it allowed our guys more time to get him. We did a good job in the back end covering. ... We mixed it up a lot. We didn't want to just stay doing one thing. We wanted to try to blitz a little bit, cover a little bit and just keep them off their pace.
I almost started to cry. The first thing I thought was he was dead. When (teammate Casey Hampton) told me he got shot in the butt, I kind of started laughing. It was a big relief to me.
No, can't get him going this week. We don't need any extra stuff going on this week to give them an extra edge for this game.
Half the time we don't even know what he's doing, so I know any other team won't know what he's doing,
Clark had a hell of a day, ... He really played his heart out.
You knew Coach LeBeau would come up with a masterful plan. We have all the faith in the world in him.
We wanted to rattle him. He's looked good, but he's a rookie. So we threw a lot of different looks at him and brought a lot of pressure.
We didn't create enough ball opportunities for our defense. We took that attitude. We knew our offense was having a hard time moving the ball. But we didn't do that.
Our plan doesn't change at all. They have two great running backs and a good quarterback. So the challenge is even tougher this game.
They are our ambassadors this week. They are two guys from Detroit. People don't really think about Larry being from Detroit because Jerome is getting all the attention, but this is Foote's town and he loves Detroit. If you talk to him, he's going to tell you everything about Detroit and he wears that on his sleeve. He has a lot of pride and he loves this city.
You have to play a full 60 minutes to beat a team like that. They're the world champions, and they didn't get that way for nothing.
I saw him scoop it up and I saw the cavalry with him. I thought that he could get it, because I knew I couldn't.
He tries to make the defense declare itself before we want to. We just have to do a good job of disguising, to try to confuse him a little bit, but it's going to be hard.
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