Kevin Faulk and Heath Evans Q&A
Posted on October 26, 2008
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- Here are some partial Q&A’s with Kevin Faulk and Heath Evans from the Gillette Stadium locker room:
- Faulk on Cassel… Cassel did a job to help us win the game. That’s all you can say about it, and that’s all we want to do — win games, no matter what it takes. And he did that.
- Kevin Faulk on his role… My role never changes — do whatever they ask you to do to help the team win games. Today, it was the same thing. Today, I might have been in there more plays, but it was the same thing. Do whatever you have to do to help the team win games.
- Was this Cassel’s best game? Let’s not say that right now — we have a lot more games to go through. Let us just keep growing as an offense with Matt at quarterback and just continue on being consistent.
- On winning five of seven without Tom Brady… It’s early in the season. We just have to continue on playing and continue to make improvements in every area of the game — special teams, defense and offense.
- On an expanded role with so many injuries… Just do whatever is asked of me. It doesn’t matter. I’m a professional. This is my job. This is what I have to do. Whenever they ask me to do something different, I have to do it, no matter what.
- On the touchdown pass — it was right on your fingertips? It was something I learned from Randy — not sticking our hands out there early and just letting the ball come to you in your breadbasket. It was just a perfect throw by Matt. … [Randy] does a lot, and you tend to watch him and observe him in what he does, and just continue to try and improve your game.
- Heath Evans on this win… Obviously, every win is big. Especially [against] a team that was hot and reeled off two straight. It seemed like they had kind of a new fire about them. It was a big win. But the focus is always winning down the stretch and getting better and letting November and December speak for itself, because 5-2 is a great spot to be in, especially with this year, when there are a lot of teams that are up and down. At the end of the day, we have to continue to get better, we have to continue packing away these wins.
- On Cassel: I’m not a quarterback coach, but at the end of the day, it looks like his balls are on target. He is moving around in the pocket. He’s doing stuff that excites us — he takes off an runs for first downs. That excites an offense. He’s continuing to get better and hopefully, the guys around him, we’ll continue to get better. Try to keep winning team ballgames.
- Does it amaze you that a guy who really hasn’t played until this year is making such marked strides week to week… No, because Bill Belichick had him here. I know that’s a planned answer, but at the end of the day, Bill always says, ‘You’re not going to be here unless I have confidence in you.’ I’ve learned in my last four years to trust him. … There aren’t many times when he’s wrong, and if he is, he’s always the first one to admit it. He’s coached well.
- What’s his presence like in the huddle? He’s Matt Cassel. He’s a goofball. … He hasn’t changed.