DE WILL SMITH
(On getting their first win…) "It was a great performance. Defense and offense came out. Special teams also; we got a blocked kick. It was a complete game for the New Orleans Saints. We've been looking for that fire and we finally got it. We have to use this momentum and get ready for Atlanta. The win is great but we know we have another challenge next week."
(On aggressive defensive play calling…) "We got a lot of pressure on him. We blitzed a lot and when we didn't blitz we still got pressure from the inside guys; Charles (Grant), myself. We got a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Coach told us that was one of the keys to victory; stop the run, get pressure on (Matt) Hasselbeck, and force turnovers. We completed all three."
WR DAVID PATTEN
(On the win…) "Without a doubt. Finally, just to have some positive things go for us. That first turnover, that first big play we had on special teams, that really just sent a little shock wave through our team. That's what we needed. We just needed something good to go our way. Something we really didn't earn but it kind of got the ball rolling and gave us extra fire."
(On trying to get off to a fast start at Qwest Field…) "That's something Coach, he presses every week. For the past four weeks we haven't been able to do that but tonight with the big play special teams-wise the offense comes out and gets to score early on. It kind of gets things rolling. Now we can play from the standpoint of confidence; feel like we're in control of the game and we were able to hang on to it until the end."
DT HOLLIS THOMAS
(On the win…) "We needed one victory. We're trying to right the ship and we have to start somewhere. It was good to come out in front of the whole nation and put our best foot forward. We still made some mistakes and stuff so we have to get back in and shore up some things. We're just trying to show everybody that we're not giving up. We're trying to right the ship so we're taking one game at a time. We still have to take this one game at a time. We made some mistakes tonight and the other team has played in the playoffs so they're going to make some plays. As you know we weathered the storm when they started making plays and when they started making plays we were able to stop ourselves from reeling so fast. The Saints were able to come out with a victory. We did what we were supposed to do. We finally did it."