Has this week been as productive as you want it to be?
No, not for me personally. I've been battling a little injury but it has been good though. I think a lot of guys got a lot of work in. Anytime you get the opportunity to get work in and get healthy at the same time I think it's a great thing. Hopefully we can take full advantage of it.
Are you going to watch the games this weekend?
If I had to make a decision right now, I'd probably say yes but I don't know. It depends on what arises during the day.
* Do you feel good about what you guys accomplished during the regular season in terms of having this weekend off and being entitled to that because you got the bye?*
Absolutely, I think we're in the position that everybody wants to be in with the number one seed, a first round bye, and home field advantage. Yeah, I think we worked very hard to get to this point and it's a complete team effort from the coaches down and hopefully we can take advantage of it and utilize it to repeat.
* There has been a lot of talk about Spags….*
What's different? That was the case last year. Our focus is these playoffs and I'm sure his is, too. We'll handle that when the time permits it I guess.
* How much respect do you have for him and what he has accomplished as a defensive coordinator? What has he been like to work with?*
It says enough by saying we want him back. I think that says enough. Obviously the numbers and success speaks for itself. I don't think we won a Super Bowl before he got here. I feel as though he has been a huge part of the success we've had – not only defensively but this entire team is appreciative with the way he goes around here and goes about his business. When the question comes "Do we want him back," obviously.
* If he were to leave, would like to see someone on the staff replace him?*
I don't get paid to make those decisions. I would like to see the best available candidate replace him. As of right now, Coach Spags is still our defensive coordinator and that's how we approach it.
* Road to the Super Bowl goes through the Meadowlands. Last year you were road warriors. What does it mean to have home field advantage?*
It means we don't have to get on a plane until we go to Tampa. Other than that we went on the road last year and beat people in their place so I don't know how much it means. It means we have a bye and we get to play in front of our home fans. Is that an added advantage? Who knows? We still have to go out there and play the games regardless of whether it's at home, London, or wherever it is. You still have to play the game and win it. Obviously we like this better than the other way but we're not giving ourselves any fake confidence with the fact that we are playing at home and not on the road.
* What qualities would make Spags a good head coach?*
You have to ask Spags that. He knows all his qualities better than I do. I know what makes him a good defensive coordinator. That's his willingness to listen to his football players, his knowledge of the game and he goes out there with every intention of having fun. This game is tough regardless of how you slice it but when you have a guy who has full focus on winning and having fun doing it – it makes your job a whole lot easier.
* Do you want to see McNabb and Westbrook again?*
I want to see whoever comes here. It really doesn't matter at this point. Obviously, we feel that we can have success against any team that comes here. Whether that's McNabb and his group, Kurt Warner and his or Matt Ryan and those guys down there too - we don't care who we play.