LB JEFF ULBRICH
(On his role as a leading tackler…) "I will take a no-tackle, bad-performance and a win over a great performance and a loss. There is not much consolation in playing well in a losing effort."
(On the level of energy he plays with…) "I just bring it upon myself to create a spark for this team. I have been a starter in this league for a long time; now I am more of a specialty team roll player guy. Seeing that I am in on a limited opportunity I feel it is my responsibility when I do get a chance to on only play well but give that emotional lift. I hope they respond well, but you would have to ask them."
(On what he can take away from today's game…) "I take away that we need to execute better. We need to pay better in every facet of the game. That is it; t sounds simple, but it is simple."
(On coach Nolan's state before the game in relation to his father's passing…) "I saw frustration and disappointment with the outcome of the game. He is a professional—the consummate pro. I would have loved to have won this one for him. But, unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way."
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(On the team losing confidence after seven consecutive losses...) "It is tough to maintain your confidence in a seven-game losing streak. I know it has been said over and over, but we have a team with enough character that we are going to keep fighting. We are not going to quit."
LB PATRICK WILLIS
(On the team losing confidence…) "I don't feel that we are [losing confidence]. We are as much of a team as we were when we started all this. Right now we are just going through a hard time. Coach Nolan has a saying that tough times don't last forever, but tough people will."
LB DEREK SMITH
(On the position that his team finds itself in…) "It's not a position that you want to be in, but we are. So, you do what you can to make things better—whatever you think that you as an individual you can do."
(On the impact of the news of Coach Nolan's loss…) "I think guys hand it ok. The bottom line tonight is the game and we didn't go out and do what we needed to do. And, now here we are. We got together as a team and talked about it; he let us know what had happened and that he intended to still coach the game and we went from there."