How do you rebound from this and get ready for next week?
“We just really have to go back out there and study the film and see what happened. I think we made too many penalties on defense and at critical times, and those are things we can’t do. So we just have to get corrected.”
They made some big plays against you guys. What do you need to do in order to rectify that?
"We really have to go back and study that to see what we did wrong and why they got the big plays. We know that we have a great defense and we try not to allow that. So we’ve got to go back and find what exactly was happening, and see if it’s fixable or not, but I think we definitely can get it corrected."
You guys are 0-2 right now and I know you were expecting bigger and better things, how is the morale of the team right now?
“No team wants to start out 0-2, but we know we have a great team. And we know that we can bounce back. And I think all the guys on this team know that we can get this corrected and we will get it corrected.”
Does it make this one harder to swallow knowing how close it was and that it was a division opponent?
“It’s always tough losing a close game, and on top of that it was a division opponent. So I guess you can say it makes it a little tougher knowing you’re kind of behind the 8-ball a little bit. We’ve just got to go out and when the next one from here.”
What’s the morale of the team and how do you rebound from this?
“Well, it’s right after the game so of course everybody’s disappointed. I thought we fought hard. We played hard, but we didn’t do as well as we’d like to do in certain situations. But you can’t be perfect, and that’s what football is all about. We’ve got to bounce back from this, and that’s what we’re going to do. We’ve got a veteran team. We’ve got some good guys on this team, and we know how it works. If you’re down you can’t stay down, you’ve just go to back out there next week and get better.”
Is this one harder to take knowing how close the game was?
“Anytime you lose in overtime in a close game like that it’s going to hurt. But at the same time like I said, we’ve got a lot of vets on this team. We’ll watch the film tomorrow, bounce back on Wednesday and go about our business and try to fix what we made mistakes on.”
They got some big plays in the passing game, what do you need to do to rectify that?
“I think just work on the details and watch the film tomorrow. I don’t think it was nothing major. But we’ve got to fix the little things, work on a couple details and we’ll be all right.”
What happened on the one play where Issac Bruce got deep on you? Was that a mix up in coverage?
“It was kind of a mix up. But at the same time that’s on my side and the corner on my side is supposed to be the deepest, so I’ve got to be able to read that better. But like I said, I’ll watch film and correct that.”
Do you feel the offense provided enough scoring for you guys to get the win?
“How we feel as a defense is if they score once, a field goal or a touchdown, that’s all we really need. We’ve just got to play better all the way around. It’s not about what the offense does. We’ve just got to control what we do, and we’ve just got to make it happen.”