Q: You’re facing RG3 for the second time. How much do you draw on the first experience and learn from that?
A: I think playing this offense it will benefit us having… I think they said something about we were the first team to play him twice, but I think they’re going to change some things up. I think they’re going to show us some different looks. I think they’re going to have some things in this game plan that they didn’t necessarily feature in the first game plan. So at the end of the day you’ve still got to play your keys, you’ve still got to kind of play this team honest and that’s why they’ve been so successful because you have to play them honest and when we you’ve got an athlete like they do at quarterback, playing them honest gives them the upper hand. It definitely does, so we’ve just got to make sure we are in tune and communicating and make sure everybody is on the same page and I think we’ll have some success against them. But if we allow them to kind of dictate what we’re doing and then we’re not going to go out there and communicate, it can be a long day for us.
Q: The first game seemed like a tale of two halves. How does that happen?
A: I don’t know. Adjustments, making plays in certain situations… I think that’s what happened to us in the second half. We kind of made some plays in some situations, but I think they did a great job against us. I think they match up well with us. Their scheme is an equalizer. It kind of takes away what we want to do as far as being aggressive as a defense. It’s going to be trouble for us.
Q: Is there an emotional switch at halftime? Did you play angrier in the second half of the first game?
A: You never want to play angry. You want to play with a lot of passion and play with a lot of energy. But angry? Angry clouds your judgment sometimes and you think you’re doing something great and it ends up hurting the football team. So angry is not the right word, but you definitely have to play with a lot of passion and a lot of speed and a lot of energy against a team like this because everything they do is fast and you’ve got to make a decision on has he handed a ball off? Is it a keep? Is it a run? Is it a pass and all of that is a split second decision. If you make the wrong decision, it’s a big play. If you make a right decision, you have a chance to stop them.
Q: What did you think of the play when RG3 eluded you guys to complete that fourth down throw?
A: I think the one thing about RG3 is how poised he is in a situation like that. He stayed back there and kind of kept his eyes down field and found a wide-open tight end after eluding myself, JPP and our whole d-line it seemed like. I think it talks to how in the moment he is and how poised he is in those moments, which is rare for a rookie quarterback.
Q: Is that the most impressive play that you remember from that game?
A: No. Actually the most impressive play I saw from him was incomplete and he threw the ball away. He broke contain and guys chased him and I saw him do a backwards karaoke to get away from somebody. Running full speed, flipped his hips into a backwards karaoke. Me and Osi were watching film and we were like, ‘Did he just karaoke?’ Full speed