More postgame Q&A

Posted on August 18, 2007 
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Courtesy of the Patriots’ PR staff, here’s more locker room Q&A from several different players:

Reche Caldwell, Wide Receiver
(On his interaction with Keith Bulluck)
You know, that was last year. Whatever happened last year was last year, we’re looking forward to this season.

(On how the offense needs to improve)
It’s early in the preseason still. We’ve got a long way to go. We have to keep working to get better each day to try to get it going and put points on the board.

Rosevelt Colvin, Linebacker
(On goal line stand)
It gave us an opportunity to work on our goal line defense and we held and went into the half. I think it was a good way to end the half but unfortunately we did not end the game the way we wanted to by being on top.

(On if the Patriots were brining more defensive pressure that most preseason games)
I think there were some plays we want back and things we would like to do well but as Bill always says it gives us something to work with and we can go back and check out the film tomorrow and say yes or no if we want to continues to do that. If you made a mistake then you learn from it and if you made a good play then continue to make plays like that in the future.

Wes Welker, Wide Receiver
(On how did it feel to make the touchdown catch)
Anytime I can get open and make a catch in the end zone is a pretty good deal.

(On his performance so far as a Patriot and is he picking up the offense)
I think that every day is important. Each day is bigger then the next and I have to keep on improving and there is always that learning curve and I am far away from where I want to be. I am making the steps and I need to keep on making those steps in the right direction.

(On do you think that the offense improved over last week)
We looked a little bit better, but I think that we have a long way to go and a lot of work ahead of us and we need to keep on going. There is a learning curve for a lot of guys on the team right now and we just need to keep on practicing and keep working hard and get better each week.

Ellis Hobbs, Cornerback
(On rushing the quarterback)
We try to get in on him and if we can get in fast enough, and get him in the happy feet. I like to call it the happy feet. And get him moving around and get him thinking too much and we try to get him from all directions and that was what we were trying to do and it is what we did tonight.

(On the defense taking a positive step forward tonight)
Yes, we took some positive steps forward and in the right direction but we are far from where we want to be. I think that we did a great job executing the game plan and containing that quarterback. I think he only got outside one time tonight. And we made sure that he did not take over the game with his legs. We wanted to make him throw the ball, like I said he is a young quarterback and he is inexperienced in looking at the defensive coverages, not just changing things up but running our blitzes and just getting in on him fast.

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