Opening Statement:

“I thought it was a good win today by our players, those guys did a really good job. ¬†We did a good job running the ball offensively, did a decent job stopping the run on defense, made some big plays, turned the ball over, had good field position. ¬†So it was a good team win. ¬†All three units contributed, we had a lot of guys step up and I think if we can play that way we’ll be alright. ¬† It was good to see everybody contributing and all the units do a good job for us. ¬†It’s always nice to get off to a good start but we’ve got a long way to go.”

On the running game and Stevan Ridley:

“Yeah, well of course, it always starts up front. ¬†Offensive line did a good job, ¬†we had some good holes, the backs ran hard, Stevan ran hard, broke some tackles, our tight ends, our offensive line, our receivers blocked, so it was good complimentary game. ¬†We had good balance offensively.”

On the play of rookies Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower:

“We’ll see how it looks on the film. ¬†I mean I’m sure they had some good plays, I’m sure they had some other plays that weren’t so great. ¬†So we’ll see how it goes, they’ve got a long way to go. ¬†But they’ve done a good job for us and if they keep working hard I think they have a chance to be good players for this team.”

On the play of their defense:

“Well, we didn’t give up a lot of points, we had a couple red area stops, so that was important. ¬†We gave up that drive at the start of the third quarter, which wasn’t good, but otherwise we were able to keep them out of the endzone so that was a positive. ¬†It’s hard to win in this league kicking field goals so if we can play good red zone defense and not give up big plays then we shouldn’t be giving up a lot of points.”

On the turnovers, the Kyle Arrington tip and interception:

“Yeah, those were big. ¬†We had a couple of other ones that we could have had, we didn’t hang onto the ball or whatever. ¬†But yeah, that was a good play. ¬†Kyle went up and played the ball, Tavon [Wilson] was there to get it, ¬†and then of course we had the strip sack and the fumble recovery there so that was a huge play in the game. ¬†Obviously those seven point swings, defensive scores, they’re always enormous plays in the National Football League. ¬†It’s so tight, so competitive, when you get bonus points like that, that usually tips the scale. ¬†So that was good team defense.”

On the missed opportunity, the missed big play to Brandon Lloyd:

“Well there were a lot of things that we can do better. Yeah, there’s a lot of things we can do better. ¬†We got started, but right now it’s early in the season, we’ve got a long way to go. ¬†We need to just improve every week and so that’s what we’ll concentrate on this week. ¬†But I think there’s a lot of things we can that we can do a better job of. ¬†better coaching, better playing, better overall execution. ¬†So we’ll work on that this week.”