Q: What are your thoughts on AJ Green’s comments?
A: It is what it is and everybody has their own opinions about our defense and it is what it is. Come Sunday, all we’re going to do is play football before our bye week. So we’re going to give them the best shot we got and hopefully it falls through.
Q: When you look at your defense from last week, did you identify why you’re having some of these problems?
A: We weren’t tied together. In a situation like that while you’re playing football…. It’s not basketball. It’s not a one-man game. If one person does something wrong, it messes up the whole defense. So basically we’ve just got to get everybody on the right track and play football. You can’t be selfish at all. People on this team were being kind of selfish and did their individual things, but this is football. This is not a one-man game, not a one-man show. So we’ve just got to go out there and play together.
Q: It was a breakdown here and there?
A: Yeah. When you break it down and you watch film, you see we’re not all tied together, but that’s something that can be corrected and we’re doing that this week. This coming Sunday, you’re going to see how we play if we play different.
Q: How do you correct that?
A: We’ve got to be consistent. That’s the main key. You’ve got to be consistent. You can’t just go out there and play one game and do it this way and then the next day we’re all tied together. We’ve got to be tied together the whole time through the whole season. After this game, we’ve got six more games left. Hopefully we can win all of them, but you never know when you’re going to win or lose.
Q: Why is defense coming untied and coming apart?
A: I don’t know. I can speak for myself. I come to work and do what I have to do to make this team a better team and for me to speak for myself, I can only play for myself. So all the other guys know we’re all a team and we’re all family here, but there’s nothing we can’t accomplish if we put our minds to it and come together.
Q: How do you feel about the back end of your defense?
A: I feel like our back end is great. Antrel… You’ve got Prince. You’ve got Will. Those are great guys and they can cover. Sometimes we got tied together as a defense. If I was going to play with any guys, I’ll play with those guys. Those are the guys we won the Super Bowl with last year, so they’re doing something right. You can say what you want, but at the end of the day those are the guys that we won the Super Bowl with last year.