Wes Welker's PostGame Press Conference Transcript

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September 30, 2012 at 07:54pm ET

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On how concerned he was down 21-7:

"I wasn't really all that concerned.  I mean I just wanted to make sure we were still out there battling and still fighting and making sure everybody's doing that and trying to make some plays to get us going and some guys really stepped up and made some plays and put us in a good position where we were able to fight back and win the game."

On if he learned anything about his team after this game:

"I think so, I think so.  I think it tells a lot about a team whenever you're down like that and you just keep on fighting, keep on staying after it, and eventually good things happen and we were able to do that today."

On what it says about a team who's on the other side when that happens:

"They have a good team and they got out to a good start on us and played really well, and I think we just played really, really well in the second half and we were able to really kind of come together and make some plays and were able to come out with the win."

On if the receivers can take a deep breath when they're running the ball like that:

"I don't think you really kind of take your foot off the pedal at all as a receiver with the run game going or anything.  Eventually we're going to pass the ball and we're going to have to make some plays in the passing game.   The running backs and the offensive line did a phenomenal job and hats off to them.  It really does make our job a lot easier when they're having to think about the run like that."

On what it's like having somebody like Tom Brady running the offense in that:

"Yeah, I mean it's a big part of it.  I mean, Tom's always going to fight til the end and knowing that you have that at your quarterback position makes you want to fight until the end and ultimately everybody did that and came together, and we were able to win."

On if he was surprised that they kept putting #26 [Bills CB Justin Rogers] on him:

"Yeah, I mean there was some plays there in the first half where I was telling Tommy, 'Hey I'm getting open on some of these plays, come and find me' and he does a great job of analyzing the match-ups and we just try to take advantage of them and win on those match-ups.  He got me on a few plays where I'd like to have the route back, but ultimately we were able to make some plays and win the game."

On if with Logan Mankins out if he was expecting them to throw the ball a lot more instead of running the ball:

"I don't know.  You go into every game, you don't really know what to expect at the end of the day.  You have an idea but ultimately the game plan changes at times and situations in the game and different things like that. Luckily we were able to stay pretty balanced and the run game was really good for us, especially going as fast as we were."

On how quickly things changed in the game:

"We  had a key drive there, we were driving the ball pretty well and we had that 3rd down where Danny [Woodhead] made a great play and Tom scrambled and we were able to get that touchdown. I think that really helped us out there.  I think that 3rd down, if we don't get it,  it could be a different game.  Luckily we were able to make that play and the defense got a stop and we were able to score again.  It kind of put us in the driver's seat if you like."

On if there's a fine line between a sense of urgency but not panicking:

"Yeah, I mean I don't think you really ever panic.  I think you just go out there and just play your game and go out there and try and score points and let everything else kind of take care of itself.  When you're down like that you almost don't have anything to lose at that point.  You just have to go out there and play and try and fight back."

On if experience makes him believe the team will go on a run since they've done it before:

"You know what?  I think we have the players to do it.  I think our offense does a good job.  We go 'no-huddle' quite a bit and really get moving so we definitely have those opportunity to be able to make those runs."

On the play at the end of the half that Spikes made to force the fumble after they turned it over:

"I mean, that was huge, especially since I'm the one that fumbled for them to go in there.  So hats off to the defense for making that big play.  It really put us in a good position going into half time and being able to fight there in the second half."

On the third down they faced that he mentioned earlier and how it keyed the dominance they had for the rest of the game:

"What keyed that type of dominance?  You know, I don't know.  I think just going fast we were able to run the ball and get into some second and shorts and we were able to really move the chains that way and I think it really kind of helped us get down there and then ultimately Danny made a great play and Tom as well on that 3rd down."

On if spreading things out helped Tom see some of the match-ups in the second half:

"I think so a little bit.  Especially the situation we were in.  We were down two touchdowns and we knew we had to get something going.  We had to hit some pass plays and kind of spread them out and do some of those things.   We were able to hit some match-ups and take advantage of them.