ON THE PLAY OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE:
Yeah, they played great. They’ve been coming together since the spring and it was a big challenge today, certainly with the crowd noise and the quality of players that they faced, so I thought they played great, I mean they stepped up to the challenge. It was a great win.
ON IF HE FEELS IT MATTERS WHEN THE CROWD GETS AMPED UP:
I think the execution is ultimately what it comes down to. I thought we did a good job, you know, they went down and scored to start the game, it was really loud, there was no doubt, I mean we had to call timeout on the first drive. I thought the good plays we made, I think the seam ball to Gronk on the first touchdown drive was a huge play and I think the good plays settled them down a little bit. We made a lot of good plays, I thought we left a lot of plays out there. But it’s a good team, great defense, tough place to play, it was a great win. Great to be 2-0.
ON IF IT’S JUST A MATTER OF WEATHERING THE EARLY STORM WITH THE CROWD LIKE THAT:
Well, I think you’re calling plays hoping to go out there and execute them. You have a game plan and you get out there on the field and you see what happens and you see if you make some plays. Obviously on the first drive we didn’t, it was tough, and then we came to the sideline and kind of settled in and made a bunch of plays the rest of the game. So the game’s not won on the first series, you saw today, it came down to the end. We’ve had a lot of games come down to the end against this team. They’ve got a lot of good players, really well coached and like I said, a tough place to play. But it’s great to be 2-0. Certainly to get a division win on the road is always huge.
ON IF HE’S COMFORTABLE CLOSING OUT THE GAME THROWING THE FOOTBALL INSTEAD OF RUNNING TO RUN OUT THE CLOCK:
Yeah, we threw the ball a lot. I don’t know if I’ve ever thrown it as much. Once? Yeah, it was a lot of throws. You know, there will be a lot of different ways to win them and I think the important thing is to find a way to get the victory. Run it, pass it, win it in the fourth quarter, defensive, intercepting balls, I thought a lot of guys made a lot of great plays, Aaron Dobson stepped up, Dion’s playing great, obviously Gronk and Jules, Danny made a huge play. Steve kicking just clutch, clutch plays there at the end. Defense with obviously very timely plays, the interceptions, Chandler had a bunch of sacks. It was just a lot of…it took everybody and we knew that’s who it was going to take and it’s a great feeling.
ON IF HE THOUGHT HE’D PUT UP 400 YARDS AGAINST THEM:
It was…I mean we threw a lot and I think we just, it took a lot of great execution and made the plays. So I thought still we left some plays out there. We’re trying to go out there and execute every play in practice, every play in the game, as best we possibly can. So like anything we’ll learn from it, take the good plays, and then figure out what we need to do better and certainly the clock starts on next week.
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