(On the challenges faced today…) "I think it was incredible. First you have to give respect to the Seattle Seahawks because what they came out and did today was incredible. Coming from a year ago and watching guys like Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander, incredible guys like Lofa Tatupu the list goes on and on and then being out there on the field its incredible. Being a Baltimore Raven we have a lot of work to do as a team, as an offensive, as a defense the whole way around. Our nucleus of our team is still yet to be made. We still have some things that we have to iron out as a team. I had fun today I really did."
(On the pressure applied today…) "That wasn't as big as it seemed at first. Again game planning, obviously the Seahawks did an incredible job in game study and knowing what they wanted to do because they did pressure us and get us into some situations where we had to get the ball out of our hands faster than we wanted to. But that is still no excuse as offense. This is the highest level of football and you still have to compete and execute. There are eleven guys on both sides of the ball and you have to come out on top."
(On the pace of the game…) "It was a good pace. Myself early on I was pressing, trying to do too much. I didn't get my feet under me until the second half and it really showed. Some of the decisions that I made weren't the best decision. As a quarterback you live and you learn and I am very positive and upbeat about the situation because you go into a game not knowing but the coming out with a total understanding of what you need to do as a quarterback to be successful."
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(On what he did learn today…) "You have got to keep fighting regardless of the fact. Teams are going to do things to try and ruffle your feathers and as a competitor as a player as a professional you have to be able to stand up take what their offering and move on."
(On coming in as the starter…) "It's a totally different feel. Obviously you get more chances and opportunities to make plays as a player I didn't do exactly that today. I am going to continue to be positive continue to study my playbook and get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers to finish the season out and go from there."
(On the fumble…) "I was trying to press and do too much. Ball security is incredible important and at that point in time me being the young guy that I am I didn't have that kind of notion then. I was just trying to free for all and make a play but obviously you can't do that in the National Football League because guys are too good of athletes. Guys are going to make plays so you have to be able to step out there on the field and with every play that is called be your best."
(On what Coach Billick said to him after that play…_) "Coach Billick during the course of the game believe it or not is very optimistic. You know he looks at a situation and takes it for what it is worth. If a mistake is made then okay the mistake is made now lets move on and figure what we can do to make this situation better in the plays and the events to come next. That is exactly what he said, now lets erase that and keep playing."
(On if he was sticking to the game plan or free-lancing…) "Well I was sticking to it but I was trying to make too many things happen at once. In the second half it came to me and it started to click and we started to move the ball a little bit running the ball well. During the course of the game you have to execute third down, second down, first down you have to make plays."