(On playing through the injury today…) It was tough. I think it's a great thing, I'm actually kind of excited. They told me I tweaked my oblique, which is awesome because I didn't know I had any obliques. It's good news, honestly. It's in there somewhere, so I am really happy about that. I'm going to go home and tell my wife.
(On how the injury affected his throwing…) It definitely did. Our training staff and our doctors did a really good job of treating it on the fly, and we did some things that were very helpful, and helped it perform a little bit better. I think it happened on the last play of a drive, and I felt it but I didn't realize how bad it was and then I didn't realize it until the next drive, when I tried to throw, and obviously, my throws were all over the place and not very accurate. I was fortunate that our trainers and our doctors helped me out a lot at halftime, and I was able to finish the game.
(On when the injury happened…) In the second quarter, probably.
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(On how the injury happened…) I don't actually know who it was, or whatever, but it was a rush throw, and it was a little tight coming into the game. But I don't think it's too serious. It's just part of playing the position. This year has actually been pretty good, injury wise, so the timing of this is great. We'll just chalk that up as another good thing.
(On not getting helped up after getting sacked…) I don't know why not. That's good sportsmanship, and that's every player's choice I guess. Then, Jerome the official, he actually offered to help me up, so that was nice of him.
(On how the injury feels…) It is just one of those things, it wasn't that painful until I tried to do something, it just bit me, the muscles didn't really want to work and the trainers helped me out a good amount at halftime and then again in the second half, and it kind of went away a little bit. Many thank yous to them.
(On whether the injury affected his play…) Well, on my interception throw, Bobby was wide open, and that was just an awful throw. That probably wasn't it on some of the others. Right before the half we had some opportunities. I had Bobby down the field, sort of on a scramble situation. He was wide open, he saw me scrambling, and I threw to him and he turns to go with our scramble rules drill. But, that stuff happens. As good as today was in some areas, we could have probably doubled our successes today.
(On the touchdown on the first drive…) The first drive was great, that is what we have talked about, that is what we have really been emphasizing in meetings and talking about it. I said before, not to you guys, that one of the keys on that drive I thought was our backs getting out. They were trying to double our receivers, and play soft coverage in passing situations, or when they saw it was a pass, I can think of one time when Leonard Weaver did a nice job of recognizing his pass protection guy wasn't coming, and getting up real quick, and giving me an easy read, and giving him the ball and he runs for 10 yards. That's the kind of stuff where we just kind of spread it around, use everybody, if they are going to take somebody away, go on to the nice guy and hit him, check downs are great, they keep us going. I thought our tempo was really good. Our tempo has not been very good this year, but that drive I felt we did a nice job of getting to the line of scrimmage and calling a play and just running it. Our audible checks that our coaches came up with this weekend for this game were good, they worked well. It was a good drive, it was a great start.
(On whether he could play next week…) I would be fine. And, I would have finished today if they had asked me to.
(On the two touchdowns for Will Heller…) He's a secret weapon. We were talking last night that he might get the start today, and I asked him if he had ever started a game here before, and he said that he started against the Giants last year, whenever that was, and he caught a touchdown pass in that game. Someone at the table said, oh, it's your second start, maybe you'll catch two touchdown passes. And we all sort of laughed, like yeah right, that will ever happen, and it happened. So, I say we start him next week, too. No offense to Marcus; let's start them both.
(On how the offense is doing…) I think we still have to go with consistency there. Obviously, there are some things that we need to do better. We're getting better, but I think we can improve a lot.
(On the impact of Nate Burleson's kickoff return for a touchdown…) It was like, the greatest thing ever. Especially for me, because I wasn't quite feeling good at that point. Knowing that we had the ball, and he took it to the house, and I got to go sit on the bench with a hot pack for another 10 or 15 minutes, that was just an answered prayer right there. I was very happy about that.
(On watching the pressure of the Seahawks defense…) It was nice. I feel bad for Marc Bulger, in a way, because I know he is already hurting, and it's tough to come here and play and we were real physical on him and got a lot of hits on him, and he's a great player and Torry Holt and those guys are great, and our defense was just awesome. That is something we have been used to here at home, they're jumping offsides, we're getting sacks, we're causing turnovers. There's no question that it felt good, and it helped our offense today.
(On the fourth down play…) Well, it should have worked. That's all you can do. It was a great play call, and we just have to be a little bit better on our assignments in critical situations.
(On the improvement of the running game…) I'm trying not to evaluate it. I'm just trying to do what my job is on that. I think we are getting better each and every day, we are finding our identity each and every day I think as that goes. We all know that is obviously an area that we expect to be better in, and we're working toward it. I think the great thing is that the effort is there, everybody is trying hard, everybody wants it to go, and I know from my perspective and the perspective of my teammates, the best way to accomplish that is to not express or even think about what our ideas are on how to fix it. Just listen, and let the people who are in charge tell us what to do, and let's just go out and do it 100%.