“Physically, I don’t feel any worse than I did going into the game, so I can take something positive out of that. As far as the game goes, it’s the same old story – it’s become a cliché now – but with penalties we just keep shooting ourselves in the foot. I think there were two times yesterday where we got a first down inside the red zone and then got a penalty. We have a pretty high scoring percentage when we get in the red zone, so that really hurt us, that takes points off the board. We look at these games and they’re so close, we see where we killed ourselves.
“A lot of those penalties are so unnecessary, you get a personal foul and things like that, you just can’t have those. That’s not smart football and you’re hurting your team. It takes W’s off the board, it takes points off the board and when you come in here on Monday, Monday’s are no fun when you lose.
“It’s tough in the locker room after those games, the close ones, those are the ones where you feel like you’ve invested a lot in the game and just to come up so short, guys are just really beat up. You’re down after the game, but you have to have a 24-hour mentality and try to move on to next week. We have the Bye, so we just have to focus on getting our bodies back right now.
“Personally, I want to go back this week and watch all of the film from all of our games and evaluate myself. I feel like I’m my hardest critic, so I’m going to go back and look at all of the film and see what I could have done better and at the same time, take care of my body, stay in treatment and get ready when we come back and play the Redskins.
“I hope everyone takes a look at the film, not just this game, but prior games and kind of do the same thing that I’m doing. Like I said, this is a good time for self-evaluation. I don’t want to say that we’re pressing right now, but you definitely want to get more W’s, you don’t want to be sitting at 1-5 right now.
“I think this is a good week to have the Bye. In the past we’ve had it at Week 4, and you’re not even ready for a Bye Week at Week 4 because you’re just getting into the season. Having it at Week 6 and then come back for a couple of games and get a mini-bye after Thanksgiving, that will be big for us.”
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