"The guy did a pivot. He came in and went back out. The quarterback kind of eyeballed him and threw it a little bit behind and I just made the most of the opportunity and outran my old teammate."
"We used to have a lot of footraces. But I felt like I was running forever. I felt like I was in St. Louis all over again. I was tired."
But you let a tight end catch you: "No no no. He didn't catch me. He had a good angle. And he just touched me. But he is fast. I'll give it to him. He got some speed. We go back and forth with it. He knows if it was the same situation I would hawk him down too."
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How about the poetry of having the opportunity last week nullified and then having it presented again this week: "That is all you can ask for. It was great for the team. We needed that. It got us going."
When was the last defensive TD you had? "Shoot. That may be the first one since Pee Wee football. I didn't have any in high school. I didn't have any in college. This one was a great feeling, to get in the end zone and to give this team a lift and a spark is what I always try to do. If it is on kickoff returns or defense, I do what I can do to help the team get a win."
Are you surprised they went for it in that position: "No, it is football. You have to take your chances. We took our chance early and were successful. Those guys were trying to make a play, and it turned out good for us."
What did you anticipate was going to happen on that play? "I thought it was going to be a quicker pass than it was. And he kind of held it a little longer than I anticipated. And then he just stared him down a little too long, and I got the read and he threw it to me."
Are you feeling more comfortable in the starting lineup? "Yeah, the more I play the more I start picking up things, the little tendencies. It is a great game, and everyday I learn more and more."