TE RANDY McMICHAEL
(On what there is left to say about the Rams…) "You have just got to win; no more no less, you have got to win. That is all it boils down to. Right now I am grateful that God has blessed me to be a Ram, but right now I am very embarrassed to be one. It makes no sense what we did offensively today, like I said, last week is going to carry over into this week—it is pathetic."
(On how you explain the Rams struggles…) "You can't explain it. There is nothing that can be said. You can talk and try to correct it, but you have got to get it done. It is about man-on-man, who wants it more. Sometimes it is not about technique, or coaching, but who wants it more. And sometimes, you know, you fall short. So we have to go look ourselves in the mirror as a man and say, 'what do I want to do, do I want to fold the tent up or come out and play like a man for these last nine games.'"
(On coach Linehan trying to motivate his team…) "I feel like we really let him down, I really do because he was speaking from his heart. The defense, they stepped and played; we didn't. I am not afraid to say it if they have a problem with it they can come see me, they know where my locker is. Offensively, we stunk up the football field the whole game. We didn't get nothing, we didn't get no rhythm, we didn't protect our quarterback to give him time to do what we do down field. And, we weren't able to get open, so it is our fault. We let our coach down, we wanted to get this one for him; he deserved it. He deserved it just like we did and it is a shame that everybody is going to sit there and blame him, but we are not getting it done on our offensive side."
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(On the team collectively feeling bad after the loss…) "No, I think everybody feels like I feel. I think they may express it differently than I do, but I know that all the guys are just as upset as I am. We are competitors. And one thing about being a competitor when you aren't successful it hurts. If it doesn't hurt then you are in the wrong profession. We have got to keep working; keep chopping wood. We have got to find a way to get a win. We are coming home before the bye week, and then we have Cleveland coming in, I might as well say that we are going to win. What else do we have to do? We are going to win football games, you can quote that. We have nothing else to say—we are going to win the football game."