Johnson: “We still have a great chance to make it where we want to be at the end of the season and we’re going to keep plugging away”Posted by on September 26, 2012 – 3:30 pm
“Losing last game was tough. When we got up in the score, we felt like we took the momentum back. We knew if we just kept on plugging away on offense, we’d get back in the lead and we did for a slight moment. But once we kicked it off, the kickoff return just sucked our momentum away and gave it right back to them and then they came back with a defensive touchdown. We were still fighting back but every time those big plays happened, it kind of took the wind out of our sails.
“We’re not down, though. Matt’s whole injury, that’s just something that happens. He’s going to be back. He’s going to be fine. The fact is we’re 1-2 and we have a big divisional game coming up which should put us back at .500 and at the same time 1-0 in our conference.
“We’re alright right now. We’re standing fine. We don’t want to be 1-2. We’d like to be 3-0 like we were last year, but it’s not the same as last year. We still have a great chance to make it where we want to be at the end of the season and we’re going to keep plugging away.
“Leshoure had a great performance first time out there. It was great to see him do what he did. I was happy for him. And I’m sure that he was looking forward to that opportunity. He knows what he can do and we’re starting to learn more and more about him every time he gets out there. It’s fun to watch him play.
“They still didn’t change up their coverage too much – they kept on doing what they were doing. So if teams want to keep on playing with the two-high and leaving seven in the box at the most, we can come up plugging away in the run.
“The Vikings beat a good team at home last week in the 49ers. Good thing we have them at home. They’re coming to our place. I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd – the energy – and we have to be able to put on a good show for them.
“They always had a great front four and they still have a good one. They lost some guys but they refilled the holes. They did a good job of that and they’re having a good season. Greenway’s been playing well for them the last few years, and the secondary, they have a couple returning pieces, but they also have some new pieces at the same time. So it’s an opportunity for us to go out there and make some plays on those guys.”
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