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Five Lessons from the Jaguars Game
Here are five lessons we learned from Sunday’s 24-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“We’re very fortunate to have Philip Rivers as our quarterback. We said from day one here what type of player he is. He’s bought into the offensive system. He’s had some great players around him. That’s the one thing he said to the team when we gave him the game ball in (the locker room). There are a lot of guys that have been here in this organization over his entire career that’s helped him get there. When you get good players around you good things will happen. But it all starts with the quarterback and he’s one of the best in the business. We’re very fortunate.”
“We know that if we get 24 rolling, he’s hard to stop. He’s strong. He did a great job of getting his head on a hat. Ryan got over 100 yards for the second straight game, but we’re not satisfied. We want this to become a regular thing. That’s the goal.”
“One of those things too that’s been a big emphasis is getting after the quarterback. We didn’t do that early in the season and got exposed a little bit because you can only cover for so long. It’s not easy in this league. If you don’t get any rush on the quarterback it’s tough. The DB’s are on an island back there. So if you don’t get after them it’s tough. I think they did a great job (today). There were a lot of second efforts out there today.”
“The guys have the flexibility that when things happen, which they always seem to do, to come out and execute their assignments. It’s a testament to everyone’s work ethic. It’s a testament to Coach (Joe) D'Alessandris and Coach (Andrew) Dees and the vigor in which they work and coach. The amount and attention of detail that is paid to every guy and every position is incredible. They’re a major reason behind our success.”
“We responded as good as we could have. So we’ve got ourselves in position now to keep it going. Hopefully we get healthy. And then we’ve got another tough cross-country trip going to Washington which we know what that team’s capable of. So we’ve got to go there and see if we can get three in a row. And I think we’ll get in the thick of the division. We’ve still got an uphill battle, but we’ve given ourselves a chance now with what we’ve done the last two weeks.”