We are all bitterly disappointed.
The reality is we're one game out of first place.
Right now, nobody thinks we have character, so who cares? It's my responsibility and other guys' responsibility on the team to help guys understand where we're at right now. You're not in a division with an undefeated team. You're in a division where the leader is 2-3.
You've got to tweak your game to the rule changes. Now it's a flag if you turn into a guy while trying to make a play. It didn't used to be that way. I got flagged one time for turning my head. 'You didn't turn it away,' the official said. Now why would I want to turn away from a ball that was coming my way?
No question. We're certainly appreciative. We're glad to have him. I think his presence has done a lot for our team. I think what he adds is a confidence. He's very confident in his ability, and any time your chief and your general is confident, the troops will follow.
We're a better defense than we were at the beginning of the year, and that's because we've got so many young players learning a new system ( Ted Cottrell 's) and so many young players playing at this level for the first time. I don't know what everybody else would call it. I'd call it progress.
I can't even say anything now. I'm totally empty, along with my teammates.
I have given it some thought that this could be my last game with the Vikings. My mom and sister are coming, and I want this game to be special. And whatever happens, I want the fans to know it's been an honor to wear the purple and gold.
You've got a lot of good coaches on this staff. Ted Cottrell did a great job this year. I think he'd be a great head coach. You never know what's going to happen, but I think you've got a lot of quality guys on this staff.
They're dictating that you have to go to zone coverage because they spread you out so much, ... It's amazing how many empty backfields you see these days.
Certainly when you look at the success of our league, you have to be happy with the job (Tagliabue) has done.