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DE Justin Tuck

Q: As you looked back on the tape from the first game, what did you see against the Jaguars?
A: Necessary improvement.

Q: Are you pleased with where you guys are?
A: We're never pleased with where we are. There's definitely room for us to grow. We did some good things and we did some bad things. That's why we come out here and practice every week. If we were satisfied with where we're at we would just wait until the next game.

Q: From the curiosity perspective, how eager are you to see Tebowmania on Saturday?
A: I'm just eager to play the game, and fortunately for us it involves Tebow. I might not even get the opportunity to play against him. I don't know how they're going to do it. What I'm worried about is their right tackle, their right guard, their center, their left guard, and their left tackle. That's what I'm facing; quarterbacks are just a bonus.

Q: The Jets say that one of the benefits of Tebow is that it makes defenses prepare for him during the week. You've played against wildcat types before, does it really ramp up your preparation going against a guy like that?
A: A little bit, not as much as I think they would like. You've definitely got to prepare for him because he's a dynamic player but there aren't too many things you can do out of the wildcat. It's pretty simple when you think about it but it is something extra that you've got to prepare for.

Q: But we're not talking hours and hours?
A: No, you're not talking hours and hours. Not from my vantage point.

Q: It was pretty effective when it was first unveiled a few years ago, why do you think…[inaudible]?
A: I don't know what it was. We've had great success against teams that have run the wildcat against us. I think our coaches do a great job of devising a plan against it and obviously that will be in effect this week also.

Q: How important was that win over the Jets last year?
A: I don't know. I really don't. I think from a playoff positioning standpoint it was important, but I think a lot of people try to give it more credit than what it was. For me personally, the Jets are just another team that we play. I don't think we have a rivalry with the Jets, I really don't. I know we have some with our division foes but for the Jets it's just another game that we need to win.

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