“The second game, I felt a little more comfortable having one game under my belt. For some reason, the second game was much faster to me. I think I was more relaxed the first game than the second game especially because it was the home crowd. I’m glad to have the two games under my belt, though, and I’m looking forward to the third one.
“Containing Adrian Peterson was our attention going in there – hold him down. We had to hold him down. Our goal was to not give up two big runs, but obviously we did. I think we did a good job holding them to less than 100 yards. I think next time we play him – not jumping ahead – but next time we play him we’ve got to do better than that.
“Clinton Portis – I’d say he’s one of the best athletes in the game as far as the speed and strength. He’s much more powerful and we’ve got to do a good job containing him because he can lost behind the line a lot. So we’ve just got to look for him and just try to contain him.
“My keys to the game, for me, don’t miss any tackles, don’t have any blown assignments. Just try to be the best, try to be the best player on defense so I can help my team out. I’m going to try my best to just prove to my teammates that I get the job done.
“Our attitude as a team right now – no matter what happens – is to do whatever it takes to get a win. Obviously we’re 0-2 right now and we would hate to be 0-3 going into our fourth game. Attitude right now is always positive – keep each other going and try to keep a positive attitude in the locker room trying to tell everybody that we’re going to get a win.
“Let me tell you: Larry Foote – our defensive captain – has the weirdest leadership. He’s talkative, he’s mean and he’s funny. Most of all, we respect him as a leader on defense because he’s a people-person. He’s going to get in your face, but by the end of the day he’s going to come over there and talk to you and crack a joke – this is how we’ve got to get it done. Larry Foote, he leads by example and you can’t ask for more out of a leader.”
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