(On whether his confidence grew as the game went by…) I think so. I think I settled down a lot more as the game went on. I was real excited in the locker room to get out there and play. It was a packed game, the fans were loud, a great environment to play football. It was hot as heck out there and I was excited. I think as the game went on, I settled down and just started playing football.
(On coming back from the interception return for a touchdown….) After that interception, I was jogging off the sideline, and I said alright, it is go time now. That's an awful feeling when you do something like that. But I fought back, and the offense fought back, and we were able to lead some drives and take over the lead, and the overtime drive to kick the field goal. The high point [of the game] was probably went that field goal went through the uprights, because we had a lot of tired guys on the sidelines, and we were happy when that thing went through the uprights.
(On playing the entire game…. ) It was a little bit tiring. [pause] It was real tiring. It was hot out there, but it was a lot of fun. I got some good experience, and Coach Holmgren puts more on the quarterbacks out here, with learning the formations, making decisions, as far as the run game, checking the different run plays, checking into some pass plays, so I did some audibling out there. I haven't done that since college. It feels good when you are able to put your offense in a better situation. There were a couple of plays that we checked to in the run game that were some big hitters. That just makes you feel good that it worked.
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(On playing with a lot of different personnel groups…) I just wanted to make sure I knew who the center was, so when the new center came in, I could get some snaps in with him on the sidelines, just to get that timing right, because they are all different. I thought the receivers, they came running in, and we rotated; every one of them played, I think. Everybody gets different timing, but I have been working with all of those guys in practice. I thought Justin Forsett came in and did a great job of running the football. Our offensive line did a great job of opening the holes, too.
(On his first priority after today…) keep learning. I think I got some great experience. It is different when you are in practice and you are getting the formations, but when you don't have them out there, you have to play a lot faster, because you have to get the play in. I thought we had good tempo tonight. You could tell that their defense was getting really tired. You can just credit that to the way we have worked during training camp, developing that tempo; just in and out of the huddle. I saw a lot of their defensive players tapping their helmets, trying to get a break. We were just going right after them.
(On the pass that was almost a long touchdown to Taylor…) I think he stumbled, I think he got his feet tangled a little bit with the corner. But, we'll get that done. That is something that we have emphasized a lot going through training camp. We are going to take some shots with the go routes. We were very close to hitting two or three of them.
(On the feeling of playing an entire game…) I was very winded. We had dug ourselves a whole with that interception they returned, but we fought back and we were able to tie it up and take the lead. So, we just kept fighting. That is something about me…it may not look pretty, but I'm going to try to get the job done, and that is something that I have been able to do for a while.
(On having to rally from behind…) I think it was good for me, because we were kind of in a two minute situation. We were in a backed up situation. There were a lot of different things that we practiced, that I was able to do in live competition. I will be interested to see the film, as well.