Q: Does facing the option and a running QB feel a little more familiar now that you have seen Cam and Colin Kaepernick?
A: No. We haven’t seen this kind of option. It’s a completely different option and he’s running it at a different speed. I think he throws the ball as well as pretty much anybody we’ve seen, so he’s an outstanding football player.
Q: When you look at their running game, is that similar to what you saw last week from the 49ers or is this sort of a different style of running?
A: More dynamic because they have a lot of people who can run the football, a lot of people they try to get the football to and the quarterback is the fastest guy on the football field, so it’s different. San Francisco, they pound you and all that type of stuff and run a little option, but for the most part, these guys are just a dynamic offense and then they fake and then they throw the football; a very good team and a very good quarterback.
Q: Is he no longer Bob?
A: Sir. His name is Sir Robert Griffin. That’s what I refer to him now.
Q: Why is that?
A: I mean look at what he’s done. Look at the way he’s performed as a rookie. You don’t see players come into the league performing like that at that stage in their career, so all the respect in the world goes to him and he’s a phenomenal football player.
Q: I don’t hear you saying Sir Tom Brady.
A: He’s different. I opened my mouth and I said when he does anything in the league we’re going to call him his name and he’s definitely earned whatever he wants to be called, he’s earned that for sure.
Q: What did you think of his long touchdown run?
A: Ridiculous. You saw guys who are known as fast guys just trailing behind him and you just saw him blazing out on the football field. So we know what type of speed he has, but more importantly, he has an arm. He’s a good quarterback. Forget all the running stuff, this guy is good. So they’ve got a really good player on their hands and we’ve got a problem on ours.
Q: For a guy who is fast as he is, does it change your mentality to try to go in and break him down knowing that he’s that quick?
A: It does, but at the same time, you still have to try to execute your responsibility. We’ll try and have a plan for when he tries to get to the edges and all those things that we know that he’s very capable of doing, but at the end of the day, he’s just going to do some things that you can’t control as a defense and he’s going to make some plays but when we get our chance, we’re going to make some plays, too.
Q: JPP said, ’don’t come to my side.’ You’re on the same side, so do you feel the same way?
A: I hope he doesn’t come to my side. Hopefully, they’ll be able to go somewhere else because I don’t want any part of that. He’s just a phenomenal football player and they’re a good team and we’ve definitely got our work cut out for us.