On ifÂ there is chemistry that needs to developÂ with Â BenJarvus Green-Ellis?
“I think we have aÂ chemistry in our whole running back room. I don’t think it necessarily has to be with one person. But definitely, the running backs are a tight knit group and you know,Â I think we feed off of each other.”
OnÂ if it has to do with playing “little parts” here and there:
“I don’t know if it has anythingÂ to do with that. I think it has everything to do with football is a team sport and we are a team. We have to work together no matter if it’s a running back, receiver or linebacker. We are one team, and we’re doing this thing together.”
On hisÂ touchdown run:
“When you get a crease or a hole it makes things a lot easier, and the offensive line, receivers, tight ends, everyone’s blocking and doing their job and it makes it a whole heck of aÂ lot easier for the running back. I just try to do what I do and run the ball.Â When you have great people around you it makes things a lot easier”
On the fact that he managed to steady himself and if he knew he’d make it to the endzone after using his hand to stay up:
“I wasn’t thinking about it. I was just trying to stay up. But there was another receiver on the outside that threw a great block for me and that’s all I needed.”
On whether it was that the Deion Branch block that helped him score?
“I can’t remember if it was Branch or [Brandon Tate] there. It was a great block and without that I wouldn’t have been in the end zone.”
On his tackleÂ on the kickoff right after the touchdown and if heÂ remembered that play:
“Yeah I do. I didn’t black out or anything [laughs].Â But you know,Â that’s my job, I play on the kick-off team.Â Â When I went out on the field I was doing everything possible to get to the returner. I am going to do everything possible on every single play whether it’s special teams, or whether it’s on offense, first, second, or third down or whatever.”
On if he felt playing in a game against the Colts if there was anything different in terms of the intensity?
“They’re a great team.”
On if there was any differenceÂ on the sideline at all:
“I don’t know, I mean it was a big game obviously and the atmosphere was like a big-time game. They’re a great team and we just wanted to come out andÂ play 60 minutes and I think we usedÂ all 60 minutes.”
On where he was when the Patriots played the Colts during the Brady-Manning rivalry back in 2001.
“I probably would have beenÂ in high school. I definitely have watched the games in the past and it isÂ a great rivalry.Â Close games like this is what makes it.”
On how it felt to be partÂ of this rivalry:
“It was great to be a part of the game. It is great to be a part of any NFL game, but I am just glad that we came out with a ‘W’, that’s the most important thing.”
On if he has a chip on his shoulder because of his size:
“I’m not really worried what everyone thinks, that’s just not who I am.Â So whether it be a chip –Â I don’t know there might be a little chip – but I am not too worried what everyone thinks about my size, whether it be myÂ height, weight or whatever. My main goal is to worry about what I can do on every single play to help this team out. Because like I said, this is a team game and I want to make sure I do my job when I get an opportunity.
On the play before his touchdown run:
“I just didn’t keep my feet on that play and I thought I could. That’s pretty much what happened on that play, and I didn’t stay on my feet so I was a little frustrated.”
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