Q: How do you explain the performance of the team lately?**
A: It's a little subpar from where we are used to. I don't know how to explain it. I don't know what's going on or what's going wrong. It's just a matter of getting back to the drawing board and playing football.
Q: The team changed its focus in practice this week. Did you expect that would show in the results? Is that frustrating?
A: We expect it to show results. It's a little frustrating as a competitor, as an athlete, and as a teammate. That's part of the game. We've got to understand that not everything's going to work all of the time.
Q: Do you think that this team hit a lull last year before eventually winning the Super Bowl allows you to fall back on last year's results as a crutch?
A: No. That's not something we talk about. Losing games throughout the middle of the season is not something that we are focused on as a crutch.Q: What happened on the apparent touchdown catch that was dropped?
A: It was a long pass. I took my eye off of it at the last minute. As soon as I got my hand on it, someone reached in there and broke it up. I should have come down with it.
Q: Does this look like a team that very much needs a bye?
A: I guess so. At this point of the season, I guess we could use a break to get healthy and refocused for the last stretch of the season. We have to focus on getting better. That's getting better at practice, in the meeting room, and all the way around."