| Sunday, August 26, 2007
Good Step Forward In Win Over Dallas
It felt good to get a game like we had against Dallas under our belts before the regular season started. Like I've been saying for previous preseason games, it's just one step at a time. The first game I was in for a series, a quarter the second game, so it's just gradually building to what you want. From practicing in minicamp to practicing in training camp, we know it's not just going to happen right away. It's just a gradual build getting ready for the regular season
Our offensive line continues to improve and we showed that in the game. Hats off to the coaches and the way they've got us practicing. The tempo is quick. We know that from an offensive standpoint, we have a quick tempo. We get the ball down the fiend, then back on the line of scrimmage. That keeps the defense very honest and wondering 'this team is ready to go.'
Preparing us for the regular season, this was our test getting ready for Kansas City because we know they're going to come in here ready to go. Now once they get here the games are going to count. So we've got to be ready for four quarters."
I love it. I'm very very blessed with the big guys up front because they know they're hungry, I'm hungry. I know how they are, I'm getting to know their mindset on certain plays - how they want me to hit the hole, how I expect them to block and throw a guy or hit a guy. A lot of the plays I've been running not only since Green Bay, but pretty much since Nebraska. The inside running game, I've been running for about 12 years, so it's just back to basics - be patient, let your offensive line work and the holes will show up.
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