Julian Edelman's Post Game Press Conference Transcript

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November 25, 2013 at 01:39am ET

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"So this is what Belichick feels like I guess."

On what this says about the mental toughness his team has coming into the second half down 24-0:

"I mean, coach preaches to be a tough smart football team, and we weren't playing like that in the first half.  We went in there and we basically said, 'Let's just start over and play each play and play for the next play and not try and win it all on one play.  We went out there, made some plays, and we did that.  We've done it a few times, we've executed situations like that and it was good to come off a short week and be able to go out there and get a win."

On his responsibilities as a punt returner in the situation Welker was in to get everyone's attention and get them away from the football:

"You know, Scotty [O'Brien], our special teams coordinator, usually puts us in the right position.  We'll have a scouting report on where he's going to kick it, and as a returner, we always try to get the ball, and if you can't, you've got to yell a 'Peter' call and make sure your guys aren't there.  I didn't see the play, so I can't comment on it."

On if that was crazy a turnaround as he's been a part of:

"I've been in some crazy turnarounds.  I don't know.  It's the most recent one.  But like I said, it was good to show mental toughness as a team.  We've had to come back and drive the ball in crucial situations a few times this year and we've executed it pretty well.  Even in the loss against the Panthers.  I mean, you could take away from that that we had a minute and we went down the field and we were able to still have a chance to win the game, and that's what you want to do is have a chance to win the game, and we did that, and we were able to execute it out this time."

On after his two touchdown performance and his returns if he walked off the field feeling like he had a good night:

"Well, I fumbled a punt, after I muffed one, so that's not that good.  But I haven't even thought about it.  Today, my number was called a few times and I was able to have a couple of opportunities and I just try to take advantage of them.  A couple games back it was KT [Kenbrell Thompkins], AD [Aaron Dobson], Danny [Amendola], I mean, that's our job.  Our job is to go out there, get open and catch the football and I was able to do that a few times."

On how big a factor the wind was for them:

"It was a pretty decent effect, in the kicking game more so than the passing game.  But both sides had to deal with it.  We muffed one so...I'll probably get yelled at for that one, so we'll see."

On the fact they said one play at a time but to get the first one was huge:

"We've gone out and we've practiced a bunch in opening the third quarter up.  We've kind of struggled with that in the past few games, a couple games back.  Coaches created the situation in practice where we simulate coming off halftime and doing the third quarter stuff and I think it's been really working and that's what we did.  You looked at everyone in the huddle and everyone was all business because we knew we just turned the ball over too many times in the first half and we were able to not turn the ball over and get a couple, and defense did their job, we did our job, we were able to play complimentary football, handle the punts, and the kickoffs, and it was a good team comeback victory."

On how they're able to simulate those situations in practice:

"You'll have to ask coach on that.  I don't want to get in trouble."